Prevention activities eliminate or reduce the probability of a specific hazard. They also reduce the degree of damage likely to be incurred.
The City, in conjunction with the LEMC, promote measures to prevent or minimise the effects of emergencies within the municipality.
This includes the enforcement of Legislation and Local Laws relating to Town Planning, Building, Fire Control and Environmental Health.
Preparedness activities focus on essential emergency response capabilities through the development of plans, procedures, organisation and management of resources, training and public education.
The City and Statutory Authorities promote preparedness for emergency situations by:
- Preparing Plans
- Training emergency service personnel
- Fostering volunteer emergency service groups
- Liaison and exercises between emergency services
- Public awareness programs.
Response activities focus on:
- The effects of the event
- Provide emergency assistance for casualties
- Help reduce further damage
- Speed recovery operations.
The City will make its staff and resources available in response to emergency situations. The Local Emergency Management Arrangements detail the general response by the City.
Recovery activities support emergency affected communities in the reconstruction of physical infrastructure and the restoration of emotional, social, economic and physical well-being. During recovery operations, actions are taken to minimise the recurrence of the hazard and lessen the effects on the community.
In the event of a large scale emergency or disaster, the full resources of the City, in conjunction with other government departments, will be directed towards rapid restoration of services and facilities. The City actively promotes disaster counselling and welfare services to those in need.
The City of Bayswater Local Recovery Arrangements detail the arrangements of the City in managing the recovery process following an emergency.