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Wildlife Emergency Web is for internal use by DSE, CFA, DPI and PV staff. It is now available via a link on the External Links page on CFA’s Intranet, and recent improvements mean that all staff can access the site without the need to register first. However volunteer firefighters will need to request approval before accessing the site by emailing WEW.Administrator@dse.vic.gov.au.
“This is an invaluable resource, helping DSE and its partner agencies to respond to wildlife emergencies quickly and effectively”, DSE Manager Wildlife Conservation and Management, Scott Lawrence said. “It has several exciting features that will improve the way we communicate and manage wildlife emergencies”.
The site has been developed by the Office of Land and Fire Information Systems Team and the Wildlife Conservation and Management Team, in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Division, DSE. It is modelled on DSE’s existing bushfire management tool Fireweb.
“However recent incidents such as 2009 Black Saturday fires where hundreds of injured wildlife were rescued during the course of the fire - remind us that we need to be prepared to manage these events should they occur. Wildlife Emergency Web assists us with that responsibility”.
During an emergency incident, staff can use the site to access all documentation and resources needed to manage the incident.