Austraumaplan: Final November 2011

Section 5: Austraumaplan Readiness Phases And Activation

Page last updated: 30 November 2011

Response phase actions are detailed in Appendix 6.

Standby Phase

  • Alerts of a potential or confirmed Mass Casualty Incident
  • NIR placed on Standby
  • NIR will liaise with affected jurisdiction/s
  • Notification to AHPC of the incident
  • Jurisdictions to identify available resources for the response (Appendix 4)
  • Situational awareness maintained by NIR through briefings from affected and non-affected jurisdictions (Appendix 3)
  • Convene AHPC
  • AHPC confirmation of jurisdictional capacity
  • NIR to commence operational planning and continue to gather operational intelligence
  • Develop a list of possible trigger points for escalation and activation of the AMTCG
  • Advise AGD EMA if the AMTCG will need to be convened to coordinate aeromedical transport

Response Phase

  • Request for assistance received from affected jurisdiction/s or tasking received from Australian Government
  • The potential deployment of Australian Government and/or jurisdictional assets required to support the MCI response
  • Situational awareness is maintained by NIR through briefings from affected and non-affected jurisdictions (Appendix 3)
  • The movement of patients from an affected jurisdiction and movement of resources into an affected jurisdiction may be required
  • AGD EMA to coordinate transport for mass casualty through the AMTCG on advice from the NIR
  • Detailed response actions are at Appendix 6

Standdown Phase

  • The AHPC will authorise the stand down of the incident when all consequence management actions requiring national coordination have been completed (acknowledging recovery efforts will be occurring and potentially ongoing)
  • No likelihood of any additional immediate tasking
  • AHPC to debrief health responses to response phases of AUSTRAUMAPLAN (disseminate post activation report and recommendations)
  • Facilitate ongoing health recovery processes