4.4 Prevention

Prevention of emergencies includes a range of activities that require the allocation of resources (human and financial) and multi-agency support to ensure a coordinated and well planned approach to hazard mitigation and risk reduction.

Prevention takes many forms, including legislation, risk mitigation activities, programs and plans. Much of this work is integrated within everyday business and activities of services, agencies and the community.

Colac Otway Shire and key agencies develop and implement a range of plans and initiatives that ensure appropriate prevention/mitigation activities are conducted regularly. The following list are examples of plans and activities developed and implemented by Council and other agencies:

  • Municipal Fire Prevention Plan.
  • Municipal Fire Management Plan.
  • Annual Fire Prevention Program.
  • Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.
  • Department of Environment and Primary Industries Fire Operations Plan.

4.3 Hazard, Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience

4.5 Preparedness