Glossary of Terms/Acronyms

Note: Acronyms marked with a * originate from outside of DFES

1.4

1000 litre of water and 4 wheel drive (the type of fire appliance)

12.2

12000 litre of water and 2 wheel drive (the type of fire appliance)

2.4

2000 litre of water and 4 wheel drive (the type of fire appliance)

3.4

3000 litre of water and 4 wheel drive (the type of fire appliance)

320/8

320 hours worked in an 8 week period

3CIS

Command, Control, Coordination & Information Systems

4.4

4000 litre of water and 4 wheel drive (the type of fire appliance)

44

Arrival Code – Arrived at the reported address. No sign of reported incident. Crews are
investigating.

66

Arrival Code – Arrived at the reported address. Incident reported is of a minor nature.

6AR

Callsign – within the gazetted metropolitan fire district

6IP

Callsign – outside the gazetted metropolitan fire district

7.2

7000 litre of water and 2 wheel drive (the type of fire appliance)

88

Arrival Code – Arrived at the reported address. Incident reported is of a major nature.

9.2

9000 litre of water and 2 wheel drive (the type of fire appliance)

AAR

After Action Review

AAS

Air Attack Supervisor

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

AC

Assistant Commissioner

ACOO

– superseded by DC Operations

ACPD

Assistant Commissioner Professional Development

ACSES

Australian Council of States and Territories Emergency Services

ADF

Australian Defence Force

AED

Automated External Defibrillator

AEDM

Accountable & Ethical Decision Making

AEMC *

Australian Emergency Management Committee

AEMI *

Australian Emergency Management Institute

AEMVF *

Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum

For more information please contact doctrine@dfes.wa.gov.au

AESM *

Australian Emergency Services Medal

AFAC *

Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

AFF

Available Fuel Factor

AFFF

Aqueous Film-Forming Foam

AFSM *

Australian Fire Service Medal

AG *

Attorney General

AG *

Auditor General

AGCCC

Australian Government Crisis Coordination Centre

AGD *

Attorney General’s Department (Federal Agency)

AHD

Australian Height Datum

AHIIMS

All Hazards Information Management System

AHJ

Authority Having Jurisdiction

AHLG

All Hazards Liaison Group

AIIMS*

Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System

AIS

Automatic Identification System

AISWA

Association of Independent Schools Western Australia

AKO

Achievable Key Outcome

ALARP

As Low As Reasonably Possible (referring to risk)

ALR

Asset Loss Register

AM

– superseded by AO

AMSA *

Australian Marine Safety Authority

ANF *

Australian National Flag

AO

Area Officer

AOR

Area of Responsibility

AP

Accounts Payable

APM *

Australian Police Medal

APRA *

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

APU

Auxiliary Power Unit

AQF *

Australian Qualifications Framework

AQTF *

Australian Quality Training Framework

AR

Accounts Receivable

ARMC *

Audit and Risk Management Committee

AS/NZS *

Australian Standard / New Zealand Standard

ASE

Alarm Signalling Equipment

ASO

Air Search Observer

ASPSA

Appliance Stand-down Pending Staff Availability

ASS

Acid Sulphate Soils

ATC

Alcohol Type Concentrate

ATO *

Australian Taxation Office

ATSB

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

ATU

All Terrain Unit (see ATV)

ATV

All-Terrain Vehicle (see ATU)

ATWG

Australian Tsunami Working Group

ATWS

Australian Tsunami Warning System

AUSREP *

Australian Ship Reporting System

AVBFB

Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of WA

AVL

Automatic Vehicle Location

AVPU

Alert Verbal Pain Unconscious

AVR

Advanced Vertical Rescue

AWARE

All West Australians Reducing Emergencies

BA

Breathing Apparatus

BACO

Breathing Apparatus Control Officer

BAU

Business As Usual

BCA *

Building Code of Australia

BCC

Bushfire Consultative Committee

BCP

Business Continuity Plan

Bde

Brigade

BE

Built Environment

BEB

Built Environment Branch

BFAC *

Bush Fire Advisory Committee

BFB

Bush Fire Brigade

BFCO

Bushfire Control Officer

BFLO

Bush Fire Liaison Officer

BFS

Bush Fire Service of WA

BFSO

Building Fire Safety Officer

BGAN

Broadband Global Area Network

BGR

Basic General Rescue (SES)

BGU

Brigade / Group / Unit

BITRE

Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics

BMP

Bush Fire Mitigation Program

BNHCRC

Bushfire Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre

BOB

Burn Over Blankets

BoM *

Bureau of Meteorology

BRAG

Bush Fire Ready Action Group

BRMO

Bushfire Risk Management Officer

BRMP

Bushfire Risk Management Plan/Planning

BRMS

Bushfire Risk Management System

BRMSB

Bushfire Risk Management Services Branch

BRT

Big Red Truck

C

Competent (training use)

CA

Consolidated Account

CA

Controlling Agency

CABA

Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus

CAD

Computer Aided Dispatch System

CAL

Chronic Airway Limitation also known as COPD

CaLD

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

CALM Act *

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984

CB *

Citizen Band (Radio)

CBFCO

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer

CBN

Commissioners Briefing Note

CBPR

Corporate Business Planning & Reporting

CBR

Chemical, Biological and Radiological

CBRN

Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear

CBRN TG

Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Technical Group

CBT

Competency Based Training

CCC *

Corruption and Crime Commission

CCPS

Crew Cab Protection System

CCS *

Country Communications System

CCWA

Chemistry Centre WA

CDEMCWG

Catastrophic Disaster Emergency Management Capability Working Group

CE

Community Engagement

CE

Conformité Européenne, meaning European Conformity

CEMO

Community Emergency Management Officer

CESM

Community Emergency Services Manager

CFA *

Country Fire Authority (Victoria)

CFO

Chief Finance Officer

CFRS

Career Fire and Rescue Service

CFS *

Country Fire Service (South Australia)

CHOGM

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

CI

Continuous Improvement

CI

Critical Incident

CIA

Comprehensive Impact Assessment

CIC

Certified Incident Controller (AFAC)

CIS

Critical Incident Stress

CLP

Combined Ladder Platform (Aerial Appliance)

CLT

Corporate Leadership Team (FES Commissioner, DC’s, ED’s, AC’s)

CLU

Community Liaison Unit

CMO

Change Management Office

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

COAD

Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease

COAG *

Council of Australian Governments

COC *

YRVBFB Centre of Communications/aka CalloutChick

COIR

Change of Information Report (SES)

CoM

Centre of Mass

COM. or
COMM.

Commissioner

COMCEN

Communications Centre

COP

Common Operating Picture

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (also known as CAL)

CORR

Career Operational Readiness Review

CoVESA

Coalition of Volunteer Emergency Service Associations

CoW

Cell on Wheels (Telstra)

CPA

Certified Practicing Accountants Australia

CPI

Coordinator Public Information

CPR *

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

CR

Change Request (SPO)

CRC

Cooperative Research Centre

CS

Chief Superintendent

CSA

Civil Service Association

CSIRO *

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSMO

Chief Superintendent Metropolitan Operations

CSO

Communications Systems Officers

CSR

Confined Space Rescue

CSSO

Chief Superintendent State Operations

CSSO

Chief Superintendent State Operations

CSU

Communications Support Unit (SES)

CT

Counter-Terrorism

CWA *

Country Women’s Association

CWIS

Community Warning and Information System

CWP

Capital Works Program

DAA *

Department of Aboriginal Affairs

DAC *

Duty Assistant Commissioner

DAFWA *

Department of Agriculture and Food

DAG *

Department of Attorney General

DAIP *

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

DART

Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (buoy)

DBA

Direct Brigade Alarm

DC

Deputy Commissioner

DCA *

Department of Culture and the Arts

DCBFCO

Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer

DCG

Deployment Co-ordination Group

DCP

Dry Chemical Powder

DCP *

Department for Child Protection – superseded with DCPFS

DCPFS *

Department for Child Protection and Family Support

DCS

Duty Chief Superintendent

DCS *

Department of Corrective Services

DDAAFS *

Directorate of Defence Aviation and Air Force Safety

DEC

District Emergency Coordinator

DEMC

District Emergency Management Committee

DEMTT

District Emergency Management Training Team

DER

Department of Environment Regulation (formerly DEC)

DF

Directors’ Forum

DFES

Dept. of Fire and Emergency Services (WA)

DGR

Deductible Gift Recipient

DIC

Deputy Incident Controller

DivCom

Division Commander *

DMO

Duty Mapping Officer

DMP *

Department of Mines and Petroleum

DO

District Officer (formerly DM)

DO

Duty Officer (SES)

DOAC

District Operations Advisory Committee

DoC *

Department of Commerce

DoCEP *

Department of Consumer and Employment Protection

DoD *

Department of Defence

DoE *

Department of Education

DOEO

Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment

DOF

Department of Fisheries

DoF *

Department of Finance (WA)

DoF *

Department of Finance

DOFA

Driver Operator Fire Appliance

DOH *

Department of Health

DOH *

Department of Housing

DoIR *

Department of Industry and Resources

DOIRC

Department of Registrar Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission

DoL *

Department of Lands

DOLG&C

Department of Local Government and Communities

DoP *

Department of Planning

DOPP *

Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the

DOSA

Drive & Operate Specialist Appliance

DoT *

Department of Transport

DOT *

Department of Treasury

DoW *

Department of Water

DPA *

Dampier Port Authority

DPaW *

– Incorrect use – changed to P&W Nov 2015

DPC *

Department of the Premier and Cabinet

DPD *

Diesel Particulate Diffuser

DRD *

Department of Regional Development

DRF

Declared rare fauna

DRGL *

Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor

DRSABCD*

Danger, Response, Send for Help, Airway, Breathing, Compressions,

DSC *

Disability Services Commission

DSC *

Digital Selective Calling

DSD *

Department of State Development

DSO *

Directorate Support Officer

DSR *

Department of Sports and Recreation

DTAC

District Training Advisory Committee

DTS

Deem-to-satisfy

DTWD *

Department of Training and Workforce Development

EAID

Extinguish Arson Intelligence Database

EAP

Employee Assistance Program

ECC

Emergency Coordination Centre

ECO

Entry Control Officer

ECP

Entry Control Point

ED

Executive Director

EDCS

Executive Director Corporate Services

EDGS

Executive Director Governance and Strategy

EERC

Economic and Expenditure Reform Committee

EIPPC

Emergency Issue Personal Protective Equipment

ELF

Executive Leadership Forum

ELU

End of Line Unit

EM

Emergency Management

EM Act

Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA)

EM2000

SES Reporting System

EMA

Emergency Management Authority (Federal Agency)

EMCP

Emergency Management Certification Panel (AFAC)

EMPS

Emergency Management Professionalization Scheme (AFAC)

EMS

Emergency Management Services

EMSINA

Emergency Management Spatial Information Network of Australia

EMWA

Emergency Management WA (DFES, for whole of government)

EOC

Emergency Operations Centre

EOC *

Equal Opportunity Commission

EOFY

End of Financial Year

EOI *

Expression of Interest

EP

Estimated Position

EPB

Environmental Protection Branch

EPIRB

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

ERG

Emergency Response Guide

ERHS

Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service

ERM

Emergency Risk Management

ERMF

Enterprise Risk Management Framework

EROSI

Equivalent Rate Of Spread Index

ERT

Emergency Rescue Team

ESA

Emergency Services Channel A (Police radio link)

ESAMC

Emergency Services Associations Management Committee

ESB

Emergency Services Channel B (Police radio link)

ESC

Emergency Services Cadets

ESC

Emergency Services Complex (Cockburn)

ESD

Emergency Services Directory

ESL

Emergency Services Levy

ESL-MOP

Emergency Services Levy Manual of Operating Procedures

ESL-R

Emergency Services Levy Register

ESL-RCS

Emergency Services Levy Rates Calculation System

ESM *

Emergency Services Medal

ESNO

Essential Services Network Operators

ESO

Emergency Service Organisations

ESO

Executive Services Officer

ESS

Emergency Services Subcommittee (of the SEMC)

ESVA

Emergency Services Volunteers Association (inc)

ET

Emergency Team

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

ETC

Estimated Time of Completion

ETD

Estimated Time of Departure

ETMS

Enterprise Training Management System (eAcademy)

ETR

Estimated Time of Return

F4P

Fit for Purpose

FAC

Finance and Audit Committee

FBT *

Fringe Benefits Tax

FBTAA *

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

FCAD

– FESA Computer Aided Dispatch System – superseded

FCO

Fire Control Officer

FCP

Forward Control Point

FCU

Forward Control Unit

FDI

Fire Danger Index

FDR

Fire Danger Rating

FE

Fire Engineer

FEDOG

Fire Equipment Development Officers Group

FEHC

DFES Education and Heritage Centre

FER

Further Evidence Required (training term)

FER

Fire Engineering Report

FES
*Commissioner

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner

FESA Act

Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia Act 1998

FES-ERG

Fire & Emergency Services Emergency Response Guide

FESMaps

Fire & Emergency Services Maps (DFES Mapviewer)

FESSF

Fire and Emergency Services Superannuation Fund

FF

Firefighter (incorrect use: fire fighter)

FFAMI

False Fire Alarm Management Implementation

FFDI

Forest Fire Danger Index

FFMG *

Forest Fire Management Group

FG

Field Guide

FIAU

Fire Investigation and Analysis Unit

FIC

Fire Investigation Controller

FIO

Fire Investigation Officer

FIP

Fire Indicator Panel

FLIR

Forward Looking Infra-Red

FLO

Field Liaison Officer

FMA *

Financial Management Act 2006

FMC

Fuel Moisture Content

FMD

Foot and Mouth Disease

FMP

Fire Management Plans

FMT

Fire Mapping Tool

FPI

Forest Products Industry

FPMC

Flood Plain Management Committee

FRRA

Forecast Risk & Readiness Assessment

FRRA

Forecast Risk and Readiness Assessment

FRS

Fire and Rescue Service WA (may be used in reference to career and/or volunteers –
CFRS/VFRS)

FSA

Fire Safety Advisor

FSC *

Field Search Controller (SES)

FSEB

Fire Safety Engineering Brief

FSM *

Fire Service Medal

FSO

Fire Safety Officer

FTC

Fuel Tax Credits

FW

Fixed Wing

FY

Financial Year

GA

Geoscience Australia (Federal Agency)

GC

Ground Control

GESB *

Government Employees Superannuation Board

GFDI

Grassland Fire Danger Index

GIS

Geographic Information Services

GL

General Ledger

GM

Goldfields/Midlands region

GMDSS *

Global Maritime Distress Signalling System

GPA

General Purpose Appliance

GPS *

Global Positioning System

GR

General Rescue (SES)

GSA *

Government Skills Australia

GST *

Goods and Services Tax

GSTA

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

GVM *

Gross Vehicle Mass

HAT

Highest Astronomical Tide

HAULERS

Height, Area, Use, Lines of hose, Exposures/Evacuations, Resources being used and
Staging area)

HAZMAT

Hazardous Materials

HEAT

Hazmat Emergency Advisory Team

HELITAC

Water bombing helicopter (rotary wing aircraft)

HF

High Frequency (radio)

HGV

Heavy Goods Vehicle

HIN *

Hull Identification Number

HMA

Hazard Management Agency

HMO

Hazard Management Officer (under the EM Act)

HOTO

Hand Over/Take Over

HPR

Hazard Planning & Response

HR

Human Resources

HR

Heavy Rescue

HR *

Heavy Rigid vehicle class or license (over 8000kg with three or more axles (not
articulated))

HRRA

Heightened Risk and Readiness Assessment

HSR

HAZMAT Structure Rescue

HSR

Health & Safety Representative

HSS

Health and Safety Services

HSS

Health Services Subcommittee (of the SEMC)

HT

Heavy Tanker

HV

High Voltage

HVMBs

Harvest, Vehicle, Hot Works and Combustion Engine Bans

IA

Immediate Action

IAMNL

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

IAP

Incident Action Plan

IBMC *

Interagency Bushfire Management Committee

IBRMS

Integrated Bushfire Risk Management System

IBSA

Innovation and Business Skills Australia

IC

Innovation Council (SPO)

IC *

Incident Controller

ICA *

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

ICC

Incident Control Centre

ICP

Incident Control Point

ICS

Incident Control System

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

ICU

Incident Control Unit

ICV

Incident Control Vehicle

ID

Unique Identifier (SPO)

IERM *

Introduction to Emergency Risk Management

IIA

Initial Impact Assessment

ILS

Instrument Landing System (aviation)

ILU

Interstate Liaison Unit

IMB

Incident Management Board (formerly known as battleboards)

IMO *

International Maritime Organisation

IMS *

Incident Management System

IMT *

Incident Management Team

INMARSA
*T

International Maritime Satellites (multi satellite Geo-synchronous system)

IOC

Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission (as in UNESCO) part of ocean disaster
warning research

IOT

Indian Ocean Territories

IPM

Integrated Project Manager (SPO)

IPRS

Integrated Planning & Reporting System

IRB

Inflatable Rescue Boat

iRMS

Incident Resource Management System

IRS

Incident Reporting System (formerly FIRS)

ISC

Industry Skills Council

ISG

Incident Support Group

ISM code

International Safety Management Code

ISRs

Incident Situation Reports

IST

Incident Support Trailer

IT

Information Technology (more commonly ICT)

ITAA

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

ITC

Industry Training Council

ITEC *

Income Tax Exempt Charity

IWG

Inter-agency Working Group – for the ES legislative review started in 2013

JAFFA

Juvenile and Family Fire Awareness

JATWC

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (GA and BoM)

JDF

Job Description Form

JSO

Juvenile and Family Fire Awareness Support Officer

KBDI

Keech-Byram Drought Index (sometimes spelt Keetch)

KED

Kendrick Extraction Device

KIC *

Kwinana Industries Council

kPa *

Kilopascals

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

KTA

Karratha Office

KVA

Kilo Volt Ampere (1,000 volts)

L3PFT

State Bushfire Level Three Preformed Teams

LACES

Lookout, Awareness, Communications, Escape Routes, Safety Zones

LAMP

Local knowledge, Ample air for return trip, Mental note of the route, make a Plan and

stick to it.

LDBA

Long Duration Breathing Apparatus

LEC *

Local Emergency Coordinator

LEMA *

Local Emergency Management Arrangements

LEMC *

Local Emergency Management Committee

LG

Local Government

LGA

Local Government Authority

LGGS

Local Government Grants Scheme (related to ESL)

LGRPD

Local Government Rate Payer Database

LKP

Last Known Position

LM

Land Management

LMDRF *

Lord Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund

LO

Logistics Officers

Log.

Logistics

LR *

Light Rigid vehicle class or license (up to 8000kg Gross Vehicle Mass)

LRC *

Local Recovery Committee

LRV

Line Rescue Vehicle

LSO

Landing Site Officer (Air Ops)

LSS

Lifeline Services Subcommittee (of the SEMC)

LSTL

Land Search Team Leader (SES)

LSTM

Land Search Team Member (SES)

LT

Light Tanker

LUM

Local Unit Manager (in charge of an SES Unit)

MA

Mapping Assistant

MAA

Mutual Aid Agreement

MAPS-WA

Mapping and Planning Support (WA)

MARPOL *

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Shipping

MARS

Mobilisation Anomaly Report Sheet

MARSAR *

Marine Search and Rescue

MARTRET
*

Marine Training Resource & Equipment Trailer

MCC

Media and Corporate Communications

MCC

Manager Communications Centre

MCF

Mobile Communications Facility (DEC)

MCPEM-EM

Ministerial Council for Police & Emergency Management – Emergency Management

MDC

Metro Duty Coordinator

MDC

Miniature Detonating Cords

MDT

Mobile Data Terminal (in CFRS appliances)

MEER

Maritime Environmental Emergency Response

MERCOM *

Maritime Emergency Response Commander

MET

Major Emergency Team – superseded

MF *

Medium Frequency (radio)

MFERG

Marine Fire & Emergency Response Guide

MFV

Motor Fishing Vessel

MG

Midwest Gascoyne region

MIDS

Minimum Initial Dispatch Standard

MIG

Major Incident pager Group

MIMIC

Major Incident Management for Incident Controllers

MIMMS *

Major Incident Medical Management Support

MIR

Major Incident Review

MLO

Media Liaison Officer

MM

Mapping Member

MMSI *

Maritime Mobile Service Identity

MOB

Man Overboard (VMRS/SES)

MOC

Metropolitan Operations Centre

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding

MP

Medium Pumper

MPHR

Medium Pump Heavy Rescue

MPI

State Manager Public Information

MR *

Medium Rigid vehicle class or license (over 8000kg Gross Vehicle Mass with only two
axles (dual rear wheels included))

MROCP *

Marine Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency

MROW

Monthly Record of Work

MRP

Metropolitan Relief Pool

MRWA *

Main Roads Western Australia

MSL

Mean Sea Level

MSLD *

Maritime Survivor Locating Device

MT

Medium Tanker

MV

Motor Vessel

MWG

Midwest Gascoyne Region

NA

Not Applicable (N/A also used)

NAFC

National Aerial Firefighting Centre

NatHaz

Natural Hazards

NC

Not Competent (training term – also Not Yet Competent)

NCS

network control station

NCSWG *

National Community Safety Working Group

NCTC *

National Counter-Terrorism Committee

NDMP *

Natural Disaster Mitigation Program

NDRP *

Natural Disaster Resilience Program

NDRRA *

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements

NGO

Non-Government Organisations

NIEJ

NEANN (manufacturer) Immobilisation & Extrication Jacket

NM *

National Medal

NMSC *

National Marine Safety Committee

NND

No Notice Drill

NOA

Notification of Attendance – relates to False Fire Alarms

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAR

Non Operational Activity Report (SES)

NOB

Nominates Operational Base

NOK

Next Of Kin

NRAAG *

National Risk Assessment Advisory Group

NRIS *

National Registration and Inquiry System

NSCV *

National Standard for Commercial Vessels

NSIM *

National Spatial and Information Management

NSSC

National Skills Standards Council

NUCOM

Name, Use, Construction, Operation, Maintenance

NURE

Navigate in Urban and Rural Environments (SES)

NUSARWG
*

National Urban Search and Rescue Working Group

NVF

Non Volunteer Firefighter (more commonly CFRS)

NVMSARC
*

National Volunteer Marine Search and Rescue Committee

OAG *

Office of the Auditor General

OAM *

Operations Area Manager

OAM *

Order of Australia Medal

OASG *

Operations Area Support Group

OCSE

Operate Communications Systems and Equipment (SES) – OCS&E also used

OD

Operational Directive

ODW

Oven Dry Weight

OIC

Officer in Charge

OID

Operational Improvement Database

OIS Unit

Operational Information Systems Unit

OMS

Operational Management System

OPA *

Oropharyngeal Airway

OPB

Operational Preparedness Briefing

OPC

Operations Portfolio Command

OPR

Oxygen, Position for Recovery, Reassurance

Ops.

Operations

ORED

Operational Readiness and Exercise Development

ORR

Operational Readiness Review

ORRD

Operational Resource Review and Development (formerly Operational Research, Review
and Development)

ORS

Operational Readiness and Standards

OSC

On Scene Commander

OSH

Occupational Safety and Health

OSR

Office of State Revenue

P&W

Department of Parks and Wildlife (formerly DEC)(DPaW=incorrect use)

P2P

Portal 2 Progress (DFES progressive ideas portal)

PA

Personal Assistant

PA

Port Authority

PAFTACS

Position, Area, Fuel, Time, Assistance, Control/Communications and Surface
winds/direction

PAT

Project Action Team

PC

Personnel Carrier / Landcruiser (SES)

PD

Professional Development

PDA

Personal Distress Alarm

PDAG

Professional Development Advisory Group

PDLT

Professional Development Leadership Team

PDQG

Professional Development Quality Group

PESTLE

Political, Economic, Social, Technical, Legal and Environmental (refers to risks)

PFD *

Personal Flotation Device

PFP

Prescribed Fire Plan

PFRS

Private Fire & Rescue Service

PFT

Preformed / Pre-Formed Team

PIA

Post Incident Analysis

PIAD

Post Incident Analysis Database

PICC

Public Information Coordination Centre

PID

Project Initiation Document (SPO)

PID

Photo Ionisation Detector

PIN

Product Improvement Notice (training related)

PING *

Public Information Group (of the SEMC)

PIO *

Public Information Officer

PIRG

Public Information Reference Group

Plans.

Planning

PLB

Personal Locator Beacon (land use)

PLB *

Personal Locater Beacon

PLCC

Presumptive Legislation Consultative Committee

PM

Project Manager (SPO)

PMC

Profile Moisture Content

PMC *

Program Management Committee (SPO)

PMEL

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

PMO *

Project Management Office

PO

Planning Officer

POC

Point of Contact

POD

Platform on Demand

POD*

Probability of Detection (shown as a percentage)

POI

Point of Interest

PPC

Personal Protective Clothing

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PPRR

Prevention Preparedness Response Recovery

PRA

Primary Response Area

PRINCE2 *

Projects IN Controlled Environments 2 – project management methodology (SPO)

PSC

Project Steering Committee (SPO)

PSC *

Public Sector Commission

PSGO

Public Sector Government Officer

PSITAB

Public Safety Industry Training Advisory Board

PSR

Project Status Report (SPO)

PTA *

Public Transport Authority

PTO

Power Take Off

PTO

Please Turn Over

PUA *

Public Safety Training Package

PWC *

Personal Water Craft (Jet Ski)

RAAF *

Royal Australian Air Force

RAG

Red, Amber, Green (SPO)

RAN

Royal Australian Navy

RAP

Reconciliation Action Plan

RAPO

Reconnaissance, Appreciation, Planning and Orders Process

RAR

– Superseded by RCR

RAT

Rapid Access Technician

RATEL

Radio Telephone

RCC *

Rescue Coordination Centre (Canberra)

RCR

Road Crash Rescue

RD

Regional Director – superseded by superintendent

RDA

Rapid Damage Assessment

RDC

Regional Duty Coordinator

RDO

– refer to RDC

RDO

Responsible Drafting Officer (for Policies)

RDO

Parks and Wildlife Regional Duty Officer

RECCI OR
RECCE

Reconnaissance

RECEO-VES.

A recommended system of incident prioritisation: Rescue, Exposures, Containment,
Extinguish, Overhaul – Ventilation, Environment, Salvage

RFA

Request for Assistance (SES)

RFB *

Reportable Fringe Benefits

RFBA *

Reportable Fringe Benefits Amount

RFMP *

Regional Flood Mitigation Program (now part of NDMP)

RFW

Red Flag Warnings

RH

Relative Humidity

RHC

Radiant Heat Curtain

RHIB *

Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat

RHQ

Regional Headquarters

RIC

Registered Incident Controller (AFAC)

RIC *

Remote Indigenous Community

RICAC *

Remote Indigenous Communities Advisory Committee

RMS

Resource Management System

ROAC *

Regional Operations Advisory Committee

ROC

Regional Operations Centre

RoC

Record of Completion (training term)

ROGS *

Report on Government Services

ROI

Return on Investment

ROIP *

Radio Over Internet Protocol

ROP

Readiness & Operational Performance

ROPS

Roll Over Protection Structure

ROS

Rate Of Spread

ROW

Record of Work (CFRS)

RPA

Remotely Piloted Aircraft

RPL *

Recognised Prior Learning

RRS

Rope Rescue Systems

RSR

Regional Situation Report

RSS *

Recovery Services Subcommittee (of the SEMC)

RST *

Recreational Skipper Certificate

RSUPT

Regional Superintendent

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

RUI

Rural Urban Interface

RW

Rotary Wing

S&H

Stewart & Heaton (supplier)

SA

Staging Area

SAE

School Aged Education

SAI

Standing Administrative Instruction – superseded

SAMP

Strategic Asset Management Plan

SAMS

Staff and Management System

SAO

Strategic Alignment Officer (SPO)

SAO

Situation Analysis Officer

SAP

Standard Administrative Procedure

SAR

Search and Rescue

SARCO *

Search and Rescue Coordinator

SARMC *

Search and Rescue Mission Controller

SARO

Search and Rescue Officer

SART *

Search and Rescue Transponder

SAT

Satellite

SBP

Station Business Plan

SC *

Sector Commander

SCA *

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SCBA

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

SCC

Supervisor Communications Centre

SDC *

State Disaster Council

SDI

Soil Dryness Index

SDO

Parks and Wildlife State Duty Officer

SDR

State Duty Roster

SEC *

State Emergency Coordinator

SECG *

State Emergency Co-ordination Group

SEMC *

State Emergency Management Committee

SEMP

WA State Emergency Management Plan. There are a number of Westplans covering
different hazards e.g.; Westplan Cyclone; Westplan Welfare etc.

SEMP *

State Emergency Management Policy

SEOC *

State Emergency Operations Centre (Maylands Police Complex)

SEP

Skills Enhancement Program

SES

State Emergency Service

SESAC *

State Emergency Service Advisory Committee

SESVA *

State Emergency Service Volunteers Association of WA (inc)

SET

Special Equipment Tender

SEWS *

Standard Emergency Warning Signal (national)

SFF

Scrub Flammability Factor

SFinO

State Finance Officer

SHOT

Smoke, Heated atmospheres, Oxygen deficiency, Toxic or poisonous atmospheres

SimCen

Simulation Centre (Belmont Bunker)

SintelO

State Intelligence Officer

SITREP

Situation Report – Incident Operations

SIWG *

Spatial Information Working Group (of the SMC)

SJA *

St. John Ambulance

SLIP

Shared Land Information Platform

SLIP-EM *

Shared Land Information Platform – Emergency Management

SLO

State Logistics Officer

SLogO

State Logistics Officer

SMapO

State Mapping Officer

SMART

Specific, Measurable, achievable, relevant, timeframed/timely

SMC

Surface Moisture Content

SMC *

State Mitigation Committee (of the SEMC)

SME

Subject Matter Expert

SMEACS

Situation, Mission, Execution, Administration and logistics, Command Control and
Communication, safety

SModO

State Modelling and Predictions Officer

SMS *

Short Message Service (mobile phones or trunked mobile radio)

SO

Station Officer (CFRS)

SO

Scientific Officer

SOA

Special Operations Advisor

SOA

Special Operations Advisor

SOAD

State Operations Air Desk

SOC

State Operations Centre

SOCC *

State Operations Coordination Centre

SOCMET

State Operations Centre Meteorologist

SOC-MSO

State Operations Centre Management Support Officer

SOLAS *

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure

SORC

State Operational Reporting Cycle

SPlanO

State Planning Officer

SPO

Strategic Program Office (SPO)

SPV *

Service Passenger Vessel

SRC

State Recovery Committee

SRCC

State Recovery Coordination Committee

SResO

State Resource Officer

SRR

Single Rope Rescue

SRRC

State Risk Readiness Cycle

SRRP

State-wide Resource Replacement Policy

SRS

Supplementary Restraint System

SRU *

Surface Rescue Unit

SSO

Single Sign On (training)

SSO *

State Solicitors Office

SSR *

Sea Search and Rescue

SSSBFT

Summer Season Supplementary Bushfire Tanker (also known as High Season 3.4)

STCW *

Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers

STOVL *

Short take-off and

SUPT.

Superintendent (Supt)

S-VLO

State Volunteer Liaison Officer

SWORD

State Wide Operations Responses Division

T&M

Time and Materials

TA

Trainer Assessor – also use T/A

TAC

Training Accreditation Council

TADC

Trainer Assessor Development Coordinator

TAE

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

TAM

Total Apparel Management (online ordering store – S&H)

TC

Tropical Cyclone

TEC

Threatened Ecological Community

TES *

Territory Emergency Service

TFB

Total Fire Ban

TI *

Treasurer’s Instruction

TIC

Thermal Imaging Camera

TIC

Thermal Imaging Camera

TL

Team Leader (SES)

TLR

Traffic Light Report (SPO)

TM

Training Manager

TOR

Terms of Reference

TPB

Training Project Brief

TPM

Training Procedures Manual

TRK

Training Resource Kit

TTL

Turntable Ladder

UBRP

Urban Bushland Response Plans

UCL *

Unallocated Crown Land

UDAK *

User Defined Accounting key

UFU

United Firefighters Union

UHF Band
*

Ultra High Frequency (range 402 MHz – 512 MHz)

UHF CB *

UHF Citizens Band Service (channels 477 MHz)

UMR *

Un-Managed Reserves

UPHR

Urban Pump Heavy Rescue

USAR *

Urban Search and Rescue

USL *

Uniform Shipping Law

UXO *

Unexploded Ordnance

UXO-FVS *

Unexploded Ordnance Field Validation Survey

UXO-HRO *

Unexploded Ordnance Hazard Reduction Operation

VA

Volunteer Association

VAC

Volunteer Advisory Committee

VAS

Volunteer Assistance Scheme (Welfare Fund)

VBFB

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

VCP

Vehicle Control Point

VEAC

Vehicle Accident Pack

VES

– Volunteer Emergency Service (a ‘DFES Unit’ under the FESA Act) – aka ESU, now VFES

VESU

Volunteer Emergency Services Unit – aka VESU

VET

Vocational Education & Training

VF

DFES Vintage Fleet

VF *

ventricular fibrillation

VFES

Volunteer Fire & Emergency Service (from VES & VFS)

VFR

Vehicle Fault Report

VFRS

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service

VFS

– Volunteer Fire Service (BFB & VFRS), now VFES

VFTP

Volunteer Firefighter Training Program

VG *

Valuer General

VHF *

Very High Frequency (range 30 MHz to 300 MHz)

VHF High
**Band

Very High Frequency High Band (range 148 MHz – 174 MHz)

VHF Marine
*

Very High Frequency Standard Marine (channels 156 MHz to 163 MHz)

VHF Mid
Band *

Very High Frequency Mid Band (range 70 MHz – 87.5 MHz)

VICG

Volunteer Insurance Consultative Group

VKW200

SES Radio call sign

VLO

Volunteer Liaison Officer

VMRS *

Volunteer Marine Rescue Services (DFES)

VMRWA *

Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia

VOIP *

Voice Over Internet Protocol

VORR

Volunteer Operational Readiness Review

VPOWER

Vehicle Fault Report, Petrol/Fuel, Oil, Water, Electrics, Rubber – used as a reminder when
conducting

VR

Vertical Rescue

VTAG

Volunteer Training Advisory Group

VVEAC

Volunteer Vehicle Equipment Advisory Committee

VYS

Volunteer and Youth Services (DFES Branch within Corporate Services)

WAERN

Western Australian Emergency Radio Network

WAFES

WA Fire and Emergency Services

WAFESM

WA Fire & Emergency Services Manual

WALGA *

Western Australia Local Government Association

WALIS *

Western Australian Land Information System

WAMSAR *

Western Australia Marine Search and Rescue (Report form)

WANDRRA
*

WA Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements

WAPol *

Western Australia Police

WATC

Western Australia Treasury Corporation

WAVFRS

WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (inc)

WBS

Work Breakdown Structure (SPO)

WebEOC

Web-based Emergency Operations Centre

WESTPLAN

WA State Emergency Management Plan. There are a number of Westplans covering
different hazards e.g.; Westplan Cyclone; Westplan Welfare etc.

WG

Working Group

WIP

Works in Progress

WTTME *

Working Together to Manage Emergencies

WWC *

Working with Children

XBand

Crossband (radio)

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