chapter  16
Incident management
ByMARIE FREDRIKSEN, JUSTIN DUNLOP, ANDREW PEARCE
Pages 16

Much of the focus of emergency response agencies such as police and fire services is concentrated on the scene and its management. However, as discussed in Chapter 1, there are variables with all events, particularly given some events do not have scenes, or there are multiple or poorly defined scenes. For example, pandemics occur across the broad community and are often not localised. Similarly, heatwaves will affect the entire community.