Council's Municipal Emergency Management Plan 2014 (PDF 4.5MB) guides us in how to prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies within Bass Coast. It maps out how we, as a community, can respond to and recover from disasters.
Identifies things that can be done to prevent or reduce the causes or effects of emergencies
Provides information on how we best use municipal resources in response to emergencies
Details how support may be provided to, or from, adjoining municipalities
Identifies how we will assist the affected community to recover following an emergency
Links to other local, regional and state planning arrangements
What will Council do?
Council will manage municipal resources and coordinate community support during both the response to, and recovery from, emergencies including:
Provide emergency relief to affected persons when the emergency is happening usually by opening an Emergency Relief Centre
Coordinate the assessment of the impact of the emergency, finding out who has been impacted and to what extent
Coordinate recovery activities within Bass Coast, in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services
Need to know more or have any comments?
More information about the Municipal Emergency Management Plan is available by contacting the Emergency Management Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.
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