LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
In accordance with the State Emergency Plan, Councils appoint a Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO) to act as the organisation’s co-ordinator for responding to emergency events.
The position undertakes the critical roles of:
- Council’s liaison officer for disaster planning with other emergency services such as police, fire brigades and state emergency services
- co-ordinates the review of procedures for responding to emergencies
- maintaining an effective communication network with all emergency response agencies
- ensures that resources are available to respond to emergencies including management of Council’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).