Making Good Decisions Under Pressure
Emergency management is a high pressure activity that relies on preparedness and coordination skills in a crisis.
Fires, cyclones and floods strike unexpectedly and require a surgical response from a range of agencies all working together for the common good.
Information flows need to be quick, accurate and easy to grasp so commanders can send teams to the right locations when they will have the biggest impact.
Beyond the response, where emergency management teams generally excel, agencies need to plan their resources and infrastructure investment for future seasons.