The activities of the EMC include the ongoing provision of advice to the CAA Board relating to issues affecting resource capacities and development, and national standards and technical advice.
There has been an agreement that in future all ambulance services will use a standard triage tag system. This system went through a number of trials before agreement was reached. EMC members represent the CAA on a number of national committees which assist in ensuring the ambulance agenda is continually represented when emergency management issues are discussed at a national level including the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee (AHPPC).
The EMC looks at the involvement of ambulance services in major emergencies with a view to distilling the lessons to be applied to future events.