5.1 Introduction

The Emergency Management Manual Victoria (EMMV) defines Emergency Response as responding to emergencies and their effects by using resources effectively and providing immediate rescue and relief services.

The State Emergency Response Plan (included in the EMMV) details the response management arrangements for Victoria. Those arrangements are applicable at all levels, State, Regional and Municipal. Included in the arrangements are definitions of Command, Control and Coordination, the identification of Control and Support Agencies for specific emergencies and the role of local government.

Responses to an emergency situation generally follow accepted procedures and involve a number of activation phases. This section details Colac Otway Shire’s arrangements for response to an emergency.


5.2 Control Command and Coordination