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All Hazards Symbol Set

Australian All Hazard Symbol Set comprises of the following categories

Incident: Relevant to incidents for any hazards including natural event, civil activities and policing

Air Incident

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General

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Occurrences during the operation of an aircraft in which any person involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage (EMA).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:30 am

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Air Incident

Confirmed

Landslide

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A landslide is the movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope.
They result from the failure of the materials which make up the hill slope and are driven by the force of
gravity. Landslides are known also as landslips, slumps or slope failure
(Geoscience Australia)

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:37 am

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Landslide

Confirmed

Marine Incident

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Last Updated:

General

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Occurrences during the operation of a boat or ship in which any person
involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the boat or ship receives substantial damage
(modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:28 am

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Marine Incident

Confirmed

Rail Incident

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Occurrences during the operation of a train in which any person involved
suffers death or serious injury or in which the train receives substantial
damage (modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:41 am

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Rail Incident

Confirmed

Storm Surge

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The difference between the actual water level under influence of a meteorological disturbance (storm tide) and the level which would have been attained in the absence
of the meteorological disturbance (i.e. astronomical tide) (WMO).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:50 am

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Storm Surge

Confirmed

Thunderstorm

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Sudden electrical discharges manifested by a flash of light (lightning) and a sharp or rumbling
sound (thunder) (WMO).
Often accompanied by squalls and/or precipitation (Rain and/or Hail)" (BoM Weather Service Handbook 1992).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:54 am

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Thunderstorm

Confirmed

Tropical Cyclone

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Tropical cyclones are intense low pressure systems which form over
warm ocean waters at low
latitudes. Tropical cyclones are associated with strong winds, torrential rain and storm surges (in coastal areas) (BoM).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:40 am

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Tropical Cyclone

Confirmed

Tsunami

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A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically
hundreds of kilometres) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean
(BoM).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:46 am

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Tsunami

Confirmed

Vehicle Incident

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General

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Occurrences during the operation of a wheeled or tracked vehicle in which
any person involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the vehicle receives substantial damage (modification of EMA Air Incident).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:34 am

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Vehicle Incident

Confirmed

General Incident

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Any unplanned event requiring emergency intervention (AIIMS).

Related to the Confirmed Symbol

16 May 2022, 4:10:18 am

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General Incident

Unconfirmed

Flood

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The overflowing by water of the normal confines of a stream or other body of water, or the accumulation of water by drainage over areas which are not normally submerged (WMO).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:25 am

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Flood

Confirmed

Landslide

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A landslide is the movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope.
They result from the failure of the materials which make up the hill slope and are driven by the force of
gravity. Landslides are known also as landslips, slumps or slope failure
(Geoscience Australia)

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:26 am

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Landslide

Unconfirmed

Marine Incident

Theme:

Geometry:

Definition:

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Last Updated:

General

Point

Occurrences during the operation of a boat or ship in which any person
involved suffers death or serious injury or in which the boat or ship receives substantial damage
(modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:54 am

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Marine Incident

Unconfirmed

Rail Incident

Theme:

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Definition:

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General

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Occurrences during the operation of a train in which any person involved
suffers death or serious injury or in which the train receives substantial
damage (modification of EMA Air Incident definition).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:49 am

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Rail Incident

Unconfirmed

Storm Surge

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The difference between the actual water level under influence of a meteorological disturbance (storm tide) and the level which would have been attained in the absence
of the meteorological disturbance (i.e. astronomical tide) (WMO).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:47 am

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Storm Surge

Unconfirmed

Thunderstorm

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General

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Sudden electrical discharges manifested by a flash of light (lightning) and a sharp or rumbling
sound (thunder) (WMO).
Often accompanied by squalls and/or precipitation (Rain and/or Hail)" (BoM Weather Service Handbook 1992).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:38 am

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Thunderstorm

Unconfirmed

Tropical Cyclone

Theme:

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Last Updated:

General

Point

Tropical cyclones are intense low pressure systems which form over
warm ocean waters at low
latitudes. Tropical cyclones are associated with strong winds, torrential rain and storm surges (in coastal areas) (BoM).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:35 am

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Tropical Cyclone

Unconfirmed

Tsunami

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A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically
hundreds of kilometres) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean
(BoM).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:10:42 am

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Tsunami

Unconfirmed

General Incident

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Definition:

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Last Updated:

General

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Any unplanned event requiring emergency intervention (AIIMS).

Related to the Unconfirmed Symbol

16 May 2022, 4:10:10 am

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General Incident

Confirmed

 

Operations: Relevant to planned and operational responses to events and incidents including supporting intelligence.

Helibase

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General

Point

A base for helicopter operations used for parking, refueling and maintenance of helicopters operating in support of an incident
or on standby for possible
emergency operations.

AFAC Glossary uses HB as abbreviation.

16 May 2022, 12:22:39 am

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Helibase

Established

Flood Affected Livestock

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SES

Point

Undefined

TBC by Biosecurity review. Possibly move to General AIIMS as ‘Affected Livestock’.

16 May 2022, 3:46:36 am

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Flood Affected Livestock

Confirmed

Spot Fire

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Fire

Point

2. Isolated fire started ahead of the main fire by sparks, embers or other ignited material, sometimes to a distance of several kilometres.
A very small fire that requires little time or effort to extinguish (AFAC).

Added circle around symbol.

16 May 2022, 3:49:06 am

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Spot Fire

Confirmed

Temporary Levee

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SES

Line

Levee: Temporary measures used to confine stream flow within a specified area along the stream or to prevent flooding due to waves or
tides (NSW SES – EMA modified).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:02:15 am

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Temporary Levee

na

Access Point

Theme:

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Definition:

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General

Point

Undefined

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

16 May 2022, 4:12:01 am

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Access Point

Planned

Access Point

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General

Point

Undefined

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

16 May 2022, 4:12:27 am

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Access Point

Established

Animal Shelter

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General

Point

Undefined

16 May 2022, 4:12:45 am

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Animal Shelter

Planned

Assembly Area

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:47 am

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Assembly Area

Established

Base Camp

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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).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:11:58 am

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Base Camp

Established

Control Area

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General

Polygon

A declared area in which defined movement conditions apply.

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.

16 May 2022, 4:12:24 am

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Control Area

na

Control Centre

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:09 am

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Control Centre

Planned

Control Operations Point

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General

Point

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:33 am

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Control Operations Point

Planned

Divisional Boundary

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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).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:20 am

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Divisional Boundary

na

Divisional Command

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:17 am

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Divisional Command

Planned

Drop Zone

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

16 May 2022, 4:13:46 am

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Drop Zone

Planned

Flood Affected Property

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SES

Point

Undefined

nil

16 May 2022, 3:46:10 am

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Flood Affected Property

Unconfirmed

Storm Affected Property

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SES

Point

Undefined

nil

16 May 2022, 3:46:57 am

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Storm Affected Property

Unconfirmed

Burnt Area

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Fire

Polygon

Area comprehensively burnt by recent fire activity (EMSINA).

Changed to oblique pattern.

16 May 2022, 3:50:05 am

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Burnt Area

Current Burnt Area

Airbase

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Last Updated:

General

Point

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.

16 May 2022, 4:11:55 am

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Airbase

Planned

Animal Shelter

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Point

Undefined

16 May 2022, 4:12:38 am

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Animal Shelter

Established

Area of Interest

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General

Point

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

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

16 May 2022, 4:12:40 am

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Area of Interest

na

Airbase

Theme:

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Definition:

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Last Updated:

General

Point

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.

16 May 2022, 4:12:12 am

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Airbase

Established

Assembly Area

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Last Updated:

General

Point

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:30 am

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Assembly Area

Planned

Base Camp

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General

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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).

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:15 am

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Base Camp

Planned

Control Centre

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Last Updated:

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:42 am

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Control Centre

Established

Control Operations Point

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Geometry:

Definition:

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General

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:06 am

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Control Operations Point

Established

Declaration Area

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Polygon

Undefined

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:35 am

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Declaration Area

na

Divisional Command

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Point

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

nil

16 May 2022, 4:12:03 am

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Divisional Command

Established

Drop Zone

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

16 May 2022, 4:15:19 am

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Drop Zone

Established

Emergency Alert Warning Area

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Polygon

Undefined

16 May 2022, 4:17:30 am

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Emergency Alert Warning Area

Established

Assets: Assets or infrastructure that are relevant to an incident or event or operational response; assets at risk, or infrastructure that needs protection

General Assets

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Anything valued by people which includes houses, crops, forests and, in
many cases, the environment
(AFAC).

AIIMS had structure shown as a solid black

16 May 2022, 4:21:35 am

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General Assets

na

General Assets

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Point

The status of the asset is defined by the judged ability to counter the
known threat of an active incident.

Included inside asset symbol with colour

16 May 2022, 4:22:08 am

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General Assets

Defendable

HAZMAT

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Point

Storage location of substances or materials which has been determined
by an appropriate authority to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property.

nil

16 May 2022, 4:22:32 am

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HAZMAT

na

Indigenous Site

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Site of Indigenous artifacts or cultural importance that emergency responders need to be aware of to minimise impact.

nil

16 May 2022, 4:22:42 am

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Indigenous Site

na

Significant Fauna

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Site of significant fauna that
emergency responders need to be aware of to minimize impact.

nil

16 May 2022, 4:22:53 am

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Significant Fauna

na

Fire Station

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Emergency Management

Point

A facility, from where fire-fighting resources are commanded, coordinated, housed and/or assigned to an event, incident or emergency.

Scale dependent – For B/W versions replace red colour with black.

16 May 2022, 4:23:09 am

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Fire Station

na

Fire Station

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Emergency Management

Point

A facility, from where fire-fighting resources are commanded, coordinated, housed and/or assigned to an event, incident or emergency.

Main facility – For B/W versions replace red colour with black.

16 May 2022, 4:23:58 am

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Fire Station

na

Ambulance

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Emergency Management

Point

A facility, from where ambulance resources are commanded, coordinated, housed and/or assigned to an event, incident or
emergency.

Secondary facility – For B/W versions replace green colour with black

16 May 2022, 4:26:01 am

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Ambulance

na

State Emergency Service Facility

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Emergency Management

Point

A facility, from where state
emergency service resources are commanded, coordinated, housed and/or assigned to an event,
incident or emergency.

Scale dependent – For B/W versions replace yellow colour with black

16 May 2022, 4:26:18 am

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State Emergency Service Facility

na