Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

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The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council , or AFAC, is the peak body responsible for representing fire, emergency services and land management agencies in the Australasian region. It was formed in 1993 and has 34 full members and 13 affiliate members.[1]

Members[edit]

AFAC Members are drawn from every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand and from around the Pacific. Full members for the AFAC council and Affiliate members still have access to the support and knowledge network of AFAC without holding a seat on the AFAC council. The current member list is as follows:[2]

Full Members (AFAC Council) Affiliate Members

Australia (National):
Airservices Australia

Australian Capital Territory:
ACT Emergency Services Agency
ACT Parks and Conservation Service
ACT State Emergency Service

New South Wales:
Fire & Rescue NSW
Forests NSW
NSW Rural Fire Service
NSW State Emergency Service
Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW

New Zealand (National):
National Rural Fire Authority - New Zealand
New Zealand Fire Service

Northern Territory:
Bushfires NT
Northern Territory Emergency Service
Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service

Queensland:
Department of Environment and Resource Management
Emergency Management Queensland
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

South Australia:
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Forestry SA
South Australian Country Fire Service
South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service
South Australian State Emergency Service

Tasmania:
Forestry Tasmania
Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania
State Emergency Service Tasmania
Tasmania Fire Service

Victoria:
CFA
Department of Sustainability and Environment
Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board
Parks Victoria
Victoria State Emergency Service

Western Australia:
Department of Environment and Conservation
DFES State Emergency Service
Department of Fire & Emergency Services

Attorney-General's Department

Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO)
Bureau of Meteorology
CSIRO Forestry & Forest Products
Department of Conservation New Zealand
EMQUAL
Forestry Plantations Queensland
Hong Kong Fire Services Department
Melbourne Water
Office of the Fire Services Commissioner Victoria
Pacific Islands Fire Service Association (PIFSA)
Papua New Guinea Fire Service
South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)

AFAC Knowledge Web[edit]

'The AFAC Knowledge Web was an initiative born out of the Bushfire CRC's Fire Knowledge Network project. That project aimed to bring together the broad spectrum of research, both within the CRC and from researchers in other organisations, together with local knowledge, and lessons from history.

A joint partnership between the Bushfire CRC and AFAC, this concept was expanded to draw in the operational knowledge of fire, land management and emergency service organisations in Australia and New Zealand, creating an online source of knowledge and sharing for the industry.'[3]

It was launched in 1 September 2008 at the Annual AFAC Bushfire CRC Conference.

Members of the public are able to access a wide range of content such as research reports, case studies and AFAC news articles. Membership of the Knowledge Web is currently only open to volunteers and staff of AFAC member agencies and key research partners.

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