The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is a sub department of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
The OEM provides whole of government emergency management services and works to enhance the safety of communities across Western Australia through a signific antly improved emergency management capability. The OEM's strategic direction is to develop and improve the State’s emergency management arrangements through capacity building, advisory and support services. Capacity building consists of activities or services aimed at improving the emergency management capability of an individual, organisation or community and includes:
- Policy and planning
- Ongoing engagement of key stakeholders
- Facilitation of community-centred emergency management, through direct assistance to local governments and local emergency management committees
- State mitigation initiatives