3.8 Environment and Community Safety Unit

Councilís Environment and Community Safety (E&CS) Unit has the role of ensuring appropriate prevention and preparedness mechanisms and processes are in place for emergency response, relief and recovery.

The E&CS Unit is integral to Councilís capacity to establish a coordinated approach in identifying and mitigating risks, preventing, planning for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.

The E&CS Unit sits within Councilís Sustainable Planning and Development Unit and includes staff whose primary role is emergency management and community safety. These include the Manager for E&CS, the Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator, Municipal Fire Prevention Officer (MFPO) and Assistant MFPOs.

The E&CS Unit works closely with the Municipal Emergency Resource Officer (MERO), Municipal Recovery Manager (MRM), Municipal Emergency Response Coordinator (MERC), and key stakeholders to develop plans and prepare for emergency events.

3.7 Emergency Management Group (EMG)

3.9 Audit Requirements for the Plan