CURRENT EMERGENCY EVENTS AND WARNINGS
Emergencies take many forms, including natural disasters such as fire or flood, tragic incidents, or other forms of loss or disruption to people's lives. The economic and social effects of emergencies, including loss of life, destruction of property and dislocation of communities, are inevitable.
Hazards exist within all communities whether they are recognised or not. Coping with hazards gives our reason and focus for planning.
Great Lakes Council area DISPLAN (Disaster Management Plan) addresses the response to and recovery from emergencies within the Great Lakes Local Government area. It is the result of cooperative efforts of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) and assistance from key agencies and the Mid North Coast District Emergency Management Officer. The DISPLAN recognises all the agency specific previous planning activities within the Local Government area, many of which form sub-plans of the DISPLAN.
Great Lakes Council works closely with emergency services, particularly NSW Police, the Rural Fire Service (RFS), the State Emergency Service (SES) and other authorities such as the Roads & Traffic Authority (RTA) to ensure appropriate measures are in place in the event of an emergency.
Great Lakes Local Disaster Plan (DISPLAN)
|The arrangements in place at a local level to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies within the Great Lakes Local Government area are detailed in the Local Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).
The DISPLAN sets out the responsibilities of combat agencies including the NSW Police, Great Lakes Council, Rural Fire Service, SES, Fire Brigade and others.
Under the DISPLAN the Local Emergency Operations Controller (LEOCON) has the responsibility for activating the Local Emergency Operations Centre and making any decision to evacuate.
For more information about the DISPLAN contact the Great Lakes Local Emergency Management Officer.
Emergency Management NSW
State Emergency Services
Rural Fire Service
Community Services - Disaster Recovery
Bureau of Meteorology
Last Updated: 06/03/2013