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Offline Skippy

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SAAS State Duty Manager
« on: November 14, 2010, 05:05:33 AM »
I would be interested to know more about the role that the State Duty Manager takes on. What types of incidents do they attend? What vehicle they drive? And lastly, where are they based in SA?

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 06:20:32 AM »
They drive a console / desk in the EOC at Greenhill Rd. They dont go anywhere.
They coordinate operations across the state. Handsomely paid for the role too..!!!

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 06:34:17 AM »
Cool. I was told by a friend who works for SAAS that the State Duty Manager drives the Ambulance Command vehicle and goes with the call sign DM (Delta Mike). I'd be happy to be corrected.

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 07:32:38 AM »
well if you know....why did u ask? :?

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 07:40:16 AM »
Okay, probably should have rephrased and said confirming that they are Delta Mike. I don't actually know, that its just what iv'e been told from a friend who worked at SAAS a long time ago. 

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 09:34:53 AM »
Some years ago they were designated "Mike Delta" and had a bit more of an on-road prescence.  Then in the ensuing years there were a few deck chair shuffles and name changes as the statewide team structure developed.

The latest is having a State Duty Manager residing in the EOC who is the magnet for all things "pear shaped" - with various team leaders (Lima Whiskey etc) doing the legwork on the road.  You may contact the SDM for things like jambing your ambulance in the Macca's drive thru, if you had a disagreement with the nurse at the local pre-mortuary facility - and any other trifling matter that you feel inclined. They also look after immediate staffing/workload issues, crib break complaints/coordination etc etc.

To my knowledge they would not leave their post to drive a command vehicle.  There was one particular SDM who was driving the "Command 2" checkered Kombi, but this seemed to be more like his personal ride (connected to other non SDM related projects) than anything to do with being State Duty Manager

These are just my observations from the road - and these are often quite different to how things really work, so please feel free to correct where my view differs from the SDM Duty Statement

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 01:03:39 AM »
The current State Duty Manager is Andrew Aubrey (my cousin).

Yes he drives a desk, but he spends time where possible as a SPRINT Paramedic.

Currently the function of State Duty Manager works pretty much the same as an SES/CFS/MFS Duty Officer.

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 08:23:34 AM »
The current State Duty Manager is Andrew Aubrey (my cousin).

Surely there are at least 4 plus at least 1 relief to cover 4 shifts?

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Re: SAAS State Duty Manager
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 10:31:21 AM »
Alex, you are correct.
There are various SDMs, that rotate shifts...

They have operational responsibility for whole of SAAS during the shift..

 

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