Output 4.1 Emergency Services

Prevention and Mitigation: Measures taken in advance of an emergency aimed at decreasing or eliminating its impact on the community and the environment.

Preparedness: Measures to ensure that, should an emergency occur, communities, resources and services are capable of responding to and coping with the effects.

Response: Strategies and services to control, limit or modify an emergency to reduce its consequences.

Recovery: Strategies and services to return the ACT Emergency Services Agency to a state of preparedness after emergency situations and to assist with community recovery.

Table 90 – Output 4.1 Emergency Services

 

 

 

 

 

2020-21
Original
Target

2020-21 Result

Variance
%

Note

Total Cost ($'000)

   173 994

184 212

6              

 

Controlled Recurrent Payments ($'000)

   146 193

142 456

(3)             

 

Accountability Indicators

 

     

Prevention and Preparedness

 

     

a

Field assessment of Access Management Upgrades and Hazard Reduction burns conducted in accordance with Bushfire Operational Plans of ACT Government Directorates

100%

100%

             -  

 

b

Percentage of ESA staff who have completed accredited training in AIIMSi

70%

77%

10           

1

Response and Recovery

 

     

c

Structure Fire incidents responded to within target ii

90%

93%

3              

 

d

Road Rescue incidents responded to within target iii

90%

93%

3              

 

e

Ambulance priority 1 - Incident Response Time
50th percentile (minutes) iv

8

8.95

12            

2

f

Ambulance priority 1 - Incident Response Time
90th percentile (minutes) iv

15

14.70

(2)             

 

g

Percentage of Patient Transport Service ‘fixed booking’ attended by booked time

65%

69%

6              

 

h

Total cost per head of population v

$394.86

$426.91

8              

 

The above Accountability Indicators should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.
The above Accountability Indicators were examined in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1996.  The Total Cost and Controlled Recurrent Payments measures were not examined by the ACT Audit Office in accordance with the Financial Management (Statement of Performance Scrutiny) Guidelines 2019.

 

 

                         

Explanation of Accountability Indicators

  1. AIIMS – Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System. This accountability indicator captures training provided to Emergency Services Agency (ESA) staff only on the AIIMS system.
  2. Target refers to the response to structure fires within 10 minutes.
  3. Target refers to the response to road rescues within 13 minutes.
  4. Priority 1 records that are incomplete due to operator or system errors, or where incidents are outside the ACT, or where the priority rating has been changed, are excluded.
  5. The 2020-21 original target is based on an estimated population of 440 643 estimated according to the most recent population projections for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) by ACT Treasury (ACT Population Projects 2018-2058: Table 1 - Summary, 2017-2058).

Notes - Explanation of Material Variances (≥ +/-10%)

  1. The higher results for percentage of staff with accredited AIIMS training compared to the target is
    a result of a focused effort ensuring new staff members were trained in AIIMS as part of their induction
    process when joining the ESA.
  2. The slower response time compared to the target is due to an overall increase in demand for service.