Prevention activities eliminate or reduce the probability of occurrence of a specific hazard. They also reduce the degree of damage likely to be incurred.
The City, in conjunction with the LEMC actively promotes measures to prevent or minimise the effects of emergencies within the municipality. These measures include the enforcement of Legislation and Local Laws relating to Town Planning, Building, Fire Control and Environmental Health.
Preparedness activities focus on essential emergency response capabilities through the development of plans, procedures, organisation/management of resources, training and public education.
The City and Statutory Authorities actively promote preparedness for emergency situations by:
Training emergency service personnel
Fostering volunteer emergency service groups
Fostering liaison and exercises between emergency services
Fostering public awareness programs
The addition of these Local Emergency Management Arrangements to the City’s website is one simple initiative to promote emergency Management details for the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community. One of the LEMC’s goals is to increase the awareness of these arrangements within our community. Look out for other initiatives or activities relating to emergency management here in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Response activities combat the effects of the event, provide emergency assistance for casualties, and help reduce further damage and help speed recovery operations.
The City will make its staff and resources available for response to emergency situations. The Local Community Emergency Management Arrangements details the general response by the City in support of the Statutory Authorities.
Recovery activities support emergency affected communities in reconstruction of the physical infrastructure and restoration of emotional, social, economic and physical well-being. During recovery operations, actions are taken to minimise the recurrence of the hazard and/or lessen the effects on the community.
In the event of a large scale emergency or disaster affecting the community, full resources of the City, in conjunction with other government departments, will be directed towards rapid restoration of services and facilities. The City actively promotes disaster counselling and welfare services to those in need.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Local Recovery Arrangements details the arrangements of the City in managing the recovery process following an emergency.