From the Board


Update from the Board


Financial Overview (Capital)
The Board noted landholdings and registered interests in land with SES, CFS and MFS. The Board requested consideration to co-location sites is given to land interest in Kadina and Munno Para.

Financial Overview (Operating)
Agencies have supplied data to the Sustainable Budget Commission and a presentation from the agencies is to be given to the Board at the February meeting. Planning for the Bi-lateral process has commenced.

Alert SA
A status report on thee project was noted and the system has been used a number of times by CFS. The next phase will incorporate an opt-in ability for mobile phone users' mailing account details which are different to home address.

David Place reported that the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is leading a team to develop a State Emergency Centre call centre which utilises existing call centre resources within the State.

CFS Hotline
The Board noted both the CFS and MFS are looking at strategies to review the current arrangements where the transfer of the hotline from the MFS Comcen to the CFS is instigated only after a significant call rate occurs. Resolution of issues regarding Comcen and the CFS hotline has been delegated to the Chief Officers.

CFS Training
The Board noted recommendations to address CFS training issues. A sector-wide training model is being considered by the Learning and Development Committee.

Quarterly Reports
CFS and SAFECOM quarterly reports were noted. MFS and SES are to provide January quarterly reports at the February meeting.

Australia Day Awards
The Board sent a letter to the recipients of the ESM, AFSM, OAM and Citizen of the Year awards announced on Australia Day.


Community Prevention Preparedness Response and Recovery Committee
The draft work plan was noted and Grant Lupton advised that the final Action Plan will be considered by the CPPRR Committee at its February meeting before submitting to the Board.

Emergency Services Delivery Standards
The Board noted and approved the Terms of Reference and the project principles for the ESDS. Once the model has been agreed, the project plan will be updated.

Learning & Development (L&D) Committee
Board noted the progress being made by the L&D Committee.

Strategic Thinking Committee (STC)
Work by the STC was covered in the Strategic Planning workshops.

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