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Black Saturday Bushfires Assignment

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How the 2009 BlackSaturday bush fires changedthe emergency managementindustry in Victoria over th
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Background of the research.........................................................................................................1Rationale of investigation............................................................................................................1Rationale of investigation............................................................................................................1Aims of the research....................................................................................................................2Objectives of the study................................................................................................................2Research questions.......................................................................................................................2Significance of the research.........................................................................................................3Dissertation Structure..................................................................................................................3LITERATURE REVIEW................................................................................................................4Scenario of 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires................................................................................4Role of emergency management in controlling disasters............................................................6Emergency management aspects before the incident of 2009 Black Saturday bush fires...........7Changes that have been brought to emergency management industry in Victoria after 2009Black Saturday bush fires............................................................................................................8RESEARCH METHODOLOGY....................................................................................................9Introduction..................................................................................................................................9Research Philosophy....................................................................................................................9Research design.........................................................................................................................10Research Approach....................................................................................................................10Research strategy.......................................................................................................................11Data Collection..........................................................................................................................11Data Analysis.............................................................................................................................12Ethical consideration.................................................................................................................13TIMESCALE.................................................................................................................................13REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................15
INTRODUCTIONBackground of the researchBlack Saturday bush fires was a series of bushfires that were ignited in the Australian Stateof Victoria on around 7thFebruary 2009, Saturday. It is considered to be one of the worstAustralian Bush fires which turned out to be a disaster for the state. It took place at the extremebushfire weather which resulted in loss of various lives. Reports stated that approximately 173people died with 414 got injured as a result of fire. It is after that incident that took place inAustralia that the day is known as Black Saturday.Various communities had to suffer extensive loss of life and property damage. Around19000 CFA personnel were deployed to battle with fire and bring the condition under control.Controlling actions were also taken by Victorian department of Sustainable Communities.Around $30 million were distributed to injured people by the Australian government as DisasterRecovery Payments. Grants amounting to $10,000 was given to grieving families, $7500 weredistributed to families who got seriously injured in the disaster and around $5000 grants weregiven to the ones who lost their homes (Laat, Stein Zweers and Boers, 2012). Government alsoinitiated to establish a Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund in partnership with Common wealth andVictorian governments and also the Australian red Cross. It got closed on17th April 2009, whichwas able to raise an amount of $379 million. As per the estimates made by insurance council; thedamage was amounted to $1070 million with normalised cost of 2011 which was $1266 million.In this scenario, emergency management plays an important role in it, where riskmanagement and mitigation aspects are considered when any type of human or natural disastertends to arise in Australia. The present research aims at “To analyse how 2009 Black Saturdaybush fires has changed the emergency management industry in Victoria over the least 10 years”which can help in analysing the change that has been brought to emergency management so as tocope up with any type of bushfire that may crop up in the territory.Rationale of investigationRationale of investigationIt is important for any research that it holds certain amount of relevance.The present aim isrelated to Black Saturday Bushfires and its impact on emergency management industry ofVictoria. It can be stated that a state holds adequate policies which can help in managing disaster.In this scenario, it is important to analyse various possibilities of adversity to which a location is1
prone. It helps in preparing the assessment in such a manner that its impact can then be reducedto minimum.The present research will help in understanding overall scenario that took place inVictoria on Black Saturday Bushfires. Key rationale behind selection of this topic is to analysethe steps that were used to be taken by emergency department of the country earlier and howchanges have been brought to it after the incident took place. There are only few researches thathave been conducted on the stated topic which has generated the requirement of studying itfurther and come up with new concepts and strategies. Continuous development in this field canhelp in coping up with the disasters that can arise in Victoria in the coming period.Aims of the researchThe aim of present research is “To analyse how 2009 Black Saturday bush fires haschanged the emergency management industry in Victoria over the least 10 years”Objectives of the studyBased on the above aim, following objectives can be framed for the research:To assess the scenario of 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.To analyse emergency management aspects before the incident of 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.To assess the changes that have been brought to emergency management industry in Victoriaafter 2009 Black Saturday bush fires.To recommend on improvements that can be brought to emergency management industry.Research questionsBased on the above objectives, following research questions can be framed:What was the scenario of 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires?What are the emergency management aspects before the incident of 2009 Black Saturdaybush fires?What are the changes that have been brought to emergency management industry in Victoriaafter 2009 Black Saturday bush fires?What are recommendations on improvements that can be brought to emergency managementindustry?2
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