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Emergency Information

Planning for Emergencies

Hazards exist within all communities, whether they are recognised or not. Planning for these hazards enables communities to be prepared and cope better when an incident occurs.

 

What Council does

  • Assists communities to plan for incidents, before they happen
  • Supports response agencies during an incident
  • Supports communities and other agencies after an incident, in the recovery phase.

 

Response agencies 

In Victoria,  Floods –  are responded to by SES;    Fires –  are responded to by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) for Crown land, and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) for private land.

 

How communities can help – becoming resilient

A ‘disaster resilient’ community is one which works together to understand and manage the risks it confronts. This is everyone’s responsibility, including government, businesses and individuals.

 

When communities work together with a common focus and a shared sense of responsibility, the results can be far more effective than just one organisation working on its own.

 

What can I do?

Individuals are the first step in disaster resilience, by taking responsibility for preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters. You can do this by drawing on the guidance, resources and policies of government and other community organisations.

 

Your disaster resilience is significantly increased by active planning and preparation for threats relevant to your locality. Development of Local Incident Management Plans (LIMPs) are a key part of this process.

 

Volunteering and being involved in local community emergency management also increases your ability to cope and respond.

 

Emergency Management Plans

Council’s Municipal Emergency Management Plan addresses the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Shire and is the result of the co-operative efforts of the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee.

 

More information

Local Incident Management Plans

Emergency Management Plans

Neighbourhood Safer Places – Places of Last Resort

Teenagers in Emergencies

Emergency Contact Numbers

Emergency related websites

Fire Prevention

 

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