5.5 Coordination

Emergency response coordination involves the bringing together of agencies and resources to ensure an effective response to emergencies.

The main functions of emergency response coordination are to:

  • Ensure effective control has been established and maintained in response to an emergency.
  • Ensure effective information sharing.
  • Systematically acquire and allocate resources in accordance with the requirements imposed by emergencies.

Emergency response coordination operates throughout the management of response, including during provision of immediate relief, and during the transition to recovery activities.

5.4 Control and the Principals of Control

5.6 Colac Otway Shire Coordination Committees