Emergency Services in Victoria
State Government agencies, private enterprise and voluntary groups within Victoria manage and deal with emergencies varying in scope, severity and size. Depending on the type of emergency, and how the emergency progresses, each government agency will have defined roles and responsibilities, either as a control agency or as a support agency.
About the Emergency Services Sector Records and Information Management (ESSRIM) Group
The ESSRIM Group has been formed so that Victorian Emergency Services agencies can share information and experiences, benchmark, discuss Information Management challenges and identify collaborative opportunities. ESSRIM has been operating as a Chapter of Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) since 2013. Some of ESSRIM’s recent collaborative work includes developing a Retention and Disposal Authority for Emergency Services records and a review of secondary storage requirements.
ESSRIM meets quarterly, with membership of information management specialists drawn from Ambulance Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Department of Justice and Community Safety, Emergency Management Victoria, Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Victoria Police, Victoria State Emergency Services, Parks Victoria and Public Record Office Victoria representatives. Anyone interested in joining ESSRIM should apply through the State Government Innovation Network portal.
Recordkeeping responsibilities in the Emergency Services sector
PROS 17/02 Emergency Services Function RDA
The functions of the following retention and disposal authorities have been streamlined and incorporated into PROS 17/02 Emergency Services Function RDA.
PROV recommends usage of PROS 17/02 however the following may be used to authorise records disposal until expiry.
The RDAs streamlined into PROS 17/02 are: