FEMO

FIELD EMERGENCY MEDICAL OFFICER PROGRAM
(FEMOP)

FEMO

STATE HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN (SHERP)
The role of the Field Emergency Medical Officer (FEMO) program in any disaster is to assist in coordinating health resources, and provide support and advice to any in-field health personnel or other agencies.

The program is auspiced by St Vincent’s Health and funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Health.

Roles

Field Emergency Medical Coordinator (FEMC):
• Coordinate additional FEMO resources (including VMATs) if required
• Identify and liaise with casualty receiving hospitals
• Provide support for in-field FEMO personnel
• Liaise with other health agencies
Health Commander Ambulance
Health and Human Services Emergency Coordination Centre (HHS-ECC)
Victorian Health Emergency Coordination (VHEC)
The FEMC will usually be based at the Ambulance Emergency Operations Centre.

Field Emergency Medical Officer (FEMO):
• Provides advanced medical and clinical advice to ambulance services
• Provides advanced medical care to patients
• Liaises with the Health Commander to determine the appropriate casualty receiving hospital(s)
• Assesses the need for, activates (through the FEMC) and manages VMAT (Victorian Medical Assistance Teams)
• Refers casualties to alternative care options (such as GPs)
• Manages health and medical volunteers
The FEMO will usually be based near the scene of the disaster. More than one FEMO may be deployed for large, protracted, or multi-site incidents.

Relationships

Health Incident Management Team

with the Emergency Management Team

FEMO = Field Emergency Medical Officer
FEMC = Field Emergency Medical Coordinator

Taken from State Health Emergency Response Plan
- DHS: Emergency management Branch - March 2009

Incident Level Responses

Organisational Links

Keynote Presentations

August 2008
Rainfall Reduction and Climate Change
Dr Harvey Stern
Manager, Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology

April 2009
January Heatwave and Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires
Mr Craig Lapsley
Director, Emergency Management Branch
Department of Human Services

May 2009
Dealing with the Swine Flu Alert in Australian General Practice
Dr Chris Hogan
Provost, Victoria Faculty RACGP
Member, Pandemic Preparedness Planning Committee, Royal Australian College of GPs
Chair, Central Highlands GP Network

Oct 2009
Ambulance Victoria Emergency Response Plan
John Byrne
Emergency Management Coordinator
Ambulance Victoria

Personnel

MANAGEMENT & METRO REGION


Acting Executive Manager
Dr John Moloney
FEMO Program
– Health Displan Victoria
Email: j.moloney@alfred.org.au


MEDICAL OFFICERS

Dr Peter Archer
Dr Simon Hendel
Dr Nick Jansen







 

Dr Simon Judkins
Dr John Moloney
Dr Guy Sansom

Office Manager
D E Manuel
FEMO Program
– Health Displan Victoria
Email: FEMO@svhm.or.au

 

Dr Steve Troupakis
Dr Andrew Walby


BARWON & CENTRAL HIGHLANDS



GEELONG
Dr Rod Fawcett
Dr Bruce Bartley
Dr Brice Andrew

BALLARAT
Dr Mark Harris

 


GIPPSLAND



BAIRNSDALE
Dr Myles Chapman
MALLACOOTA
Dr Sara Renwick-Lau

SALE
Dr Greg Ivanoff

WONTHAGGI
Dr Mark Bensley


GOULBURN



SHEPPARTON
Dr John Guymer
Dr Eliot Jarman (Seymour)
Dr Emanoil Geaboc



LODDON



BENDIGO
Dr Gary Bourke
Dr Richard Smith

ECHUCA
Dr James Teh
MARYBOROUGH
Dr Danie de Villiers
CASTLEMAINE
Dr Richard Bills

 

MALLEE




KERANG
Dr Peter Barker (Cohuna)
MILDURA
Dr Gerald Murphy
SWAN HILL
Dr Godfrey Williamson

 

OVENS & MURRAY



WANGARRATTA
Dr Richard Barkas (Corryong)
Dr John Moran (Wodonga)

Dr Will Twycross (Mansfield)
Dr Ian Wilson

Dr Mark Zagorski (Mt Beauty)

 

WESTERN DISTRICT



HAMILTON
Dr Dale Ford
PORTLAND
Dr Timothy Baker (Warrnambool)
WARRNAMBOOL
DR Andrew Gault (Pt Fairy)

Contact Us

FEMOP - Health Displan Victoria

P.O. Box 2900

Level 2, 27 Victoria Parade

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Australia

Phone: +61 (3) 9288 3200 All Hours

Fax: +61 (3) 9288 3909