Operations

Definition

"Relevant to planned and operational responses to events and incidents

including supporting intelligence."

Shape

Operations within the All Hazards Symbology Set are represented by a 'circle' bound

List of Symbol Names

Access Point - Established

Aerial Ignition - Complete

Airbase - Established

Area of Interest

Back Burn - Completed

Burnt Area - Previous Burn

Control Centre - Planned

Divisional Boundary

Drop Zone - Planned

Evacuation / Escape Route - Planned

Evacuation Centre - Planned

Fire Control Line - Confirmed

Fire Edge - Contained

Fire-Point of Origin - Confirmed

Flood Affected Property - Confirmed

Flooded Area - Confirmed

Helipad - Established

Location - Ambulance - Planned

Location - Police vehicle - Planned

Machine Exclusion Zone

Mobile Weather Station - Planned

Refuge Area - Planned

Sector Boundary

Spot Fire - Unconfirmed

Storm Affected Property - Unconfirmed

Water Point

Access Point - Planned

Aerial Ignition - Planned

Airbase - Planned

Assembly Area - Established

Base Camp - Established

Chemical Exclusion Zone

Control Operations Point

Divisional Command - Established

Emergency Alert Warning Area

Evacuation Area - Established

Fire - Advice

Fire Control Line - Planned

Fire Edge - Predicted

Fire-Point of Origin - Unconfirmed

Flood Affected Property - Unconfirmed

Flooded Area - Predicted / Unconfirmed

Helipad - Planned

Location - Fire Appliance - Established

Location - SES vehicle - Established

Medical - Established

Plant Machinery

Remote Access Fire Team

Sector Command - Established

Staging Area - Established

Temporary Levee

Water Point Helicopter

Aerial Containment Complete

Aerial Ignition - Planned

Animal Shelter - Established

Assembly Area - Planned

Base Camp - Planned

Control Area

Control Operations Point - Planned

Divisional Command - Planned

Evacuation / Escape Route - Established

Evacuation Area - Planned

Fire - Emergency Warning

Fire Direction

Fire Exclusion Area

Flood Affected Livestock - Confirmed

Flood Rescue Boat - Confirmed

Helibase - Established

Hydrant

Location - Fire Appliance - Planned

Location - SES vehicle - Planned

Medical - Planned

Portable Communications Installation

Road Closure Traffic Control Point - Active

Sector Command - Planned

Staging Area - Planned

Tree Down - Confirmed

Water Point Vehicle

Aerial Containment Planned

Aerial Ignition Complete - Completed

Animal Shelter - Planned

Back Burn - Back Burn

Burnt Area - Current Burnt Area

Control Centre - Established

Declaration Area

Drop Zone - Established

Evacuation / Escape Route - Planned

Evacuation Centre - Established

Fire - Watch and Act

Fire Edge - Active

Fire Hotspot

Flood Affected Livestock - Unconfirmed

Flood Rescue Boat - Unconfirmed

Helibase - Planned

Location - Ambulance - Established

Location - Police vehicle - Established

Machine Cut Track

Mobile Weather Station - Established

Refuge Area - Established

Road Closure Traffic Control Point - Planned

Spot Fire - Confirmed

Storm Affected Property - Confirmed

Tree Down - Unconfirmed

Note: the next version will make the above list a dynamic menu.

Symbol Descriptions

Access Point - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:34:04 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

"A base for both fixed wing and helicopter operations used for parking, refueling and maintenance of helicopters operating in
support of an incident or on standby for possible emergency operations. Normally, an airbase would be a fully established airfield."

Comments:

A base for both fixed wing and helicopter
operations used for parking, refueling and
maintenance of helicopters operating in
support of an incident or on standby for
possible emergency operations. Normally,
an airbase would be a fully established airfield

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Access Point - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:34:09 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A base for both fixed wing and helicopter operations used for parking, refueling and maintenance of helicopters operating in
support of an incident or on standby for possible emergency operations. Normally, an airbase would be a fully established airfield.

Comments:

A base for both fixed wing and helicopter
operations used for parking, refueling and
maintenance of helicopters operating in
support of an incident or on standby for
possible emergency operations. Normally,
an airbase would be a fully established airfield

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Aerial Containment Complete

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

na

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

Completed containment line where fire suppressant agent was applied from.

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Aerial Containment Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

na

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

Planned containment line where fire suppressant agent is applied from aircraft.

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Aerial Ignition - Complete

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:17:02 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Completed

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

Ignition of fuels by dropping
incendiary devices or materials from
aircraft. (AFAC)

Comments:

Added circle around symbol and modified from point to line symbol.

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Aerial Ignition - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:16:19 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

It allows personnel on the fire

Comments:

Numbering of aerial ignition lines does not indicate an order of process.

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Aerial Ignition - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:12:00 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Aerial Ignition Complete - Completed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:49 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Completed

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

It allows personnel on the fire ground to have a clear
understanding of where an aerial ignition pattern will start and potentially stop by the use of an arrow. It also includes a number and letter system which differentiates the lighting plan and enables everyone on the fire ground to follow which line is being implemented by the identifier.
Users can also use the numbering system to determine which should be lit first.

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Airbase - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:48 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A base for both fixed wing and helicopter operations used for parking, refueling and maintenance of
helicopters operating in support of an incident or on standby for possible emergency operations. Normally, an airbase would be a fully established
airfield.

Comments:

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Airbase - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:33 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A base for both fixed wing and helicopter operations used for parking, refueling and maintenance of
helicopters operating in support of an incident or on standby for possible emergency operations. Normally, an airbase would be a fully established
airfield.

Comments:

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Animal Shelter - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:44 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Undefined

Comments:

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Animal Shelter - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:38 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Undefined

Comments:

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Area of Interest

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

General

Status:

na

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The extent and location anticipated at being at risk from a particular incident or event.

Comments:

Previously Area Marker in AIIMS with colour grey. Colour & direction to be reviewed pending Tactical Review and Biosecurity Symbology.

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Assembly Area - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:52 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A designated location used for the assembly of emergency-affected
persons. The area may also
incorporate an emergency relief centre (EMA).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Assembly Area - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:30 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A designated location used for the assembly of emergency-affected
persons. The area may also
incorporate an emergency relief centre (EMA).

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Back Burn - Back Burn

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:11:44 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

A fire started intentionally along the inner edge of a fire line during indirect attack operations to
consume fuel in the path of a bushfire (AFAC).

Comments:

Previously shown as solid line.

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Back Burn - Completed

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:11:35 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Completed

Geometry:

Line

Definition:

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Base Camp - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:19:56 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A location where personnel are accommodated and fed for a period of time. A base camp usually contains catering, ablution and
accommodation facilities, a water supply and a lighting system, and may include other facilities such as car
parking maintenance and servicing (AIIMS).

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Base Camp - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:27 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

A location where personnel are accommodated and fed for a period of time. A base camp usually contains catering, ablution and
accommodation facilities, a water supply and a lighting system, and may include other facilities such as car
parking maintenance and servicing (AIIMS).

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Burnt Area - Current Burnt Area

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:16:28 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Current Burnt Area

Geometry:

Polygon

Definition:

Area comprehensively burnt by recent fire activity (EMSINA).

Comments:

Changed to oblique pattern.

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Burnt Area - Previous Burn

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:16:37 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

Previous Burn

Geometry:

Polygon

Definition:

Area comprehensively burnt by previous fire activity (EMSINA).

Comments:

Can be colour coded to differentiate year of
burn.

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Chemical Exclusion Zone

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

Fire

Status:

na

Geometry:

Polygon

Definition:

Reduce and prevent the area indicated by symbology from having chemicals such as fire suppressants applied in this area due to potential impacts to water.

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Control Area

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

General

Status:

na

Geometry:

Polygon

Definition:

A declared area in which defined movement conditions apply.

Comments:

Reviewed with Biosecurity symbology. Biosecurity symbology further defines
restricted area, control area and other types of declared areas which control movement into, out of and within.

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Control Centre - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:20:05 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The location where the Incident Controller and various members of the Incident Management Team
provide overall direction of response activities (AFAC).

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Control Centre - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:23 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The location where the Incident Controller and various members of the Incident Management Team
provide overall direction of response activities (AFAC).

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Control Operations Point

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The location from which the overall field operations are commanded by the Operations Officer (AIIMS).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Control Operations Point - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:17 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

The location from which the overall field operations are commanded by the Operations Officer (AIIMS).

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Declaration Area

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

General

Status:

na

Geometry:

Polygon

Definition:

Undefined

Comments:

nil

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Divisional Boundary

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am

Theme:

General

Status:

na

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Division: A portion of the incident comprising of two or more sectors.
The number of sectors grouped in a Division should be such as to ensure effective direction and
control of operations.
Divisions are generally identified by a local geographic name (AFAC).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Divisional Command - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:20:11 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Location at an incident from which the Division Commander of that
division operates (AIIMS).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Divisional Command - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:13 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Location at an incident from which the Division Commander of that
division operates (AIIMS).

Comments:

nil

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Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Drop Zone - Established

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:20:16 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Established

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Target area for air tankers, helitankers, or cargo dropping (AFAC).

Comments:

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Drop Zone - Planned

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:13:08 am

Theme:

General

Status:

Planned

Geometry:

Point

Definition:

Target area for air tankers, helitankers, or cargo dropping (AFAC).

Comments:

No B&W Symbol.jpg

Symbol proportions may slightly

differ to the official symbol   

Emergency Alert Warning Area

Last Updated:

14 July 2022, 12:10:35 am