5.6 Colac Otway Shire Coordination Committees

5.6.1 Municipal Emergency Management Coordination Group

The Municipal Emergency Management Coordination Group (EMCG), is the municipal decision making group with responsibility for the overall coordination of municipal resources for use in an emergency. This group consists of the MERC, MERO and MRM. The EMCG will be activated by the MERC if the scale of the emergency event is sufficient.

5.6.2 Senior Municipal Emergency Management Team

The Senior Municipal Emergency Management Team (SMEMT), will convene when the scale of an emergency calls for a significant effort in organising municipal functions or resources detailed in this Plan. The team will be convened by the EMCG and may consist of the following:

  • MERO
  • MRM
  • MERC
  • MEM
  • MEMC
  • Planning Officer
  • Media and Public Relations Officer
  • Logistics Officer
  • MECC Facility Manager
  • Control Agency Representative
  • Emergency Operations Officers
  • Others co-opted as required.

Given that this Committee will more than likely convene during larger scale emergencies, consideration will be given to deputies in the MECC.

5.5 Coordination

5.7 Municipal Emergency Coordination Roles