Strategic Direction

On July 29 2010, the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. Michael Wright MP, launched the SA Fire and Emergency Services Sector Strategic Plan 2010-2015.

The plan identifies the strategies we are pursuing as a sector to achieve our shared vision of

 'Working together to build safer and more resilient communities'

Sector Strategic Plan 2010

Our strategies include:

- developing new performance measures

- improving the integration of our services

- increasing collaborative training across the sector

- standardising (where possible) policies, procedures, equipment and appliances

- developing a volunteer workforce plan

- implementing a health, safety and welfare improvement plan

Our strategies reflect State and National directions, helping agencies work together to provide the most balanced and effective emergency services to the diverse communities of South Australia with our available resources.

Our sector service delivery is structured across six key focus areas. These areas are the cornerstone for planning our approach, implementing our strategies, monitoring our performance and reporting our outcomes. They are:

  • Leadership
  • Prevention and Community Preparedness
  • Operational Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Business Excellence

In these key areas of activity we work together to ensure we improve our sector's ability to achieve our vision of a safer and more resilient community. Safety also applies to the way we run our business. Our people's safety is paramount in everything we do.

The Strategic Plan informs what we will do to pursue our priorities as contained in the sector's Statement of Strategic Direction for 2008-2014.