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Local Command Facility (Group role) to support
Preparedness, Response & Recovery Operations
within the Bellarine Group.
Incident Control Point for small incident (Group
role) under local arrangements.
ICC for Level 2 Incident.
Sector Command or Divisional Command Point as
part of major incident.
Local Command Facility (Group role) to support
Preparedness, Response & Recovery Operations
within the Bellarine Group.
I.E. Group Duty Officer uses LCF as a Command
Facility to work from to:
- Ensure Group Security
- Prepare for Hot Day Response
- Organise Strike Teams & Relief Crews
- Support Incident Operations at
fires/Incidents within the Bellarine Group Area
- Other purposes as required
Control Point for Level 1 incident, under local
Group arrangements.
Divcom or Sector Command Point
For Divcom or Sector Command point requiring
telephone/ radio operator , operational support person
and Divisional / Sector Commander.
ICC for Level 2 Incident
For ICC role requiring radio operators, telephone and admin
person(s), Incident Controller, Operations, Planning,
Information and Logistics Officers, manning modified as
required to manage incident.
Role dependant, may need different skill base
for different LCF roles.
Who is responsible to man LCF?
Group Trained Personnel or District
Group to manage and coordinate with staffing
from appropriately trained people.
If necessary skills can be requested from
District via the RDO.
Radio Operators and admin support people
E map skilled operator to assist with maps for
sitreps or briefings for incoming resources.
Local Knowledge, to assist with input to plans,
briefings for incoming resources or to act as
guides .
Appropriately trained and qualified IMT
personnel to match required roles.
Fireweb : Provides access to weather page,
prediction tools, State map.
E map, a web based mapping system, you can
view fire location on maps and aerial photos,
fire behaviour predictions, fire history and fire
E map field, access to computer based mapping
for quick observations of fire which can be sent
by email, fax etc.
Manual Fire prediction meters.
IMS (Incident Management System) a CFA based
system which allows the viewer to monitor
incident response and radio messages for CFA
RAWS (Remote Area Weather Stations) a CFA
system which allows the viewer to monitor the
weather across the state. Also has the function to
graph changing weather over a period of time and
display graphically FDI for each station.
Off air decoder which receives all pages for
brigades in the Group.
EM webmail a web based email system to
share sitreps, requests and other information
to multiple users, i.e. DCC/ICC/RCC and
other Groups or LCFs.
FAX to send sitreps etc to DCC or ICC.
IMT Toolbox, (Incident Management Toolbox)
provides forms used in Incident Management
both within the facility and to create reports
which can be fowarded to the DCC or ICC.
Whiteboards to display:
Communication channels in use.
Fire ground commanders.
Resources (onscene and enroute)
“Mudmap” a rough representation of fireground
sectors, resources, water points, traffic
management points, staging areas etc.
Contact information for ICC/DCC and
Resource board for all resources allocated to
job and assist with monitoring Group security.
Situation board with weather information, mud
map, sectors etc.
Command and Control board with fireground
communications, Fireground commanders
contact information and DCC/ICC contact
Start up and Logon to computers, use generic
logons, not brigade or private logons.
The logon will affect your access to CFA and Fireweb
applications .
 Create a file for the fire or incident to save all
Build an initial picture of incident.
Who’s in charge and contact details.
Where is the incident.
What resources are on scene and enroute.
Log radio traffic and phone messages.
Start to generate a plot of the fire.
Think about where the fire is going and what
may be at risk.
Check the local weather and if there is a change
predicted where is it?
Prepare a rough prediction of fire spread.
Check E map for a “phoenix prediction.”
Look at what may be in the path of the fire
with E map and aerial photos, remember the
fire ground commander may be blinded by
smoke, terrain or vegetation.
Ensure sitreps and significant changes are sent
to vicfire/DCC/ICC as appropriate.
Early in the incident consider the manning for
the LCF.
Do we have enough people, is the skills mix
right? If not contact the group or the district for
When discussions are taking place regarding
replacement crews for trucks remember fire
ground commanders and LCF staff.

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