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MFB’s Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2018 - 2019 

This plan sets out MFB’s strategic intent for managing all fire and rescue related risks affecting Melbourne and Victoria now and into the future.

Work has commenced with a strategic risk assessment being undertaken, and the outcomes will help identify what capability is required to manage and mitigate the identified risks. This will then inform the IRMP for 2019/20 and subsequent years thereafter. 



Our operations cover prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.


MFB aims to eliminate or reduce the incidence or severity of emergencies. MFB works with the community, our partner emergency management agencies, government agencies, peak bodies, and the private sector to create the knowledge, behaviours, and regulatory frameworks that will protect life, and minimise injury and damage to assets.


MFB works to ensure that individuals, communities and services are able to prevent and personally respond effectively to emergencies. This includes:

  • putting response plans and arrangements in place
  • conducting assessments of risks (likelihood and severity)
  • planning for the continued availability of essential services
  • identifying ways to mitigate the potential impacts of an emergency.


MFB responds to around 36,000 calls a year to deliver a wide variety of emergency services.  These include:

  • fires
  • hazardous incidents
  • automatic alarm response
  • road accident rescue
  • emergency medical response
  • urban search and rescue
  • marine response


MFB supports emergency-affected individuals and communities, and aims to restore emotional, social, economic and physical wellbeing. MFB works with our partners to ensure that the community and its key resources are protected and maintained following an incident.

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