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 Personnel. 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 observations. 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 Incidents. 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 fireground. 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 information. 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 documents. 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 support. When discussions are taking place regarding replacement crews for trucks remember fire ground commanders and LCF staff.