Major emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life and can come in many forms, or types of hazards, including bushfire, severe storms, flooding and major road transport crashes.
The City of Armadale faces the potential risk of a variety of emergencies, natural and man-made, due to the combination of the City’s topographical features and land development. The way we prepare for these events can make the difference between them being an emergency that is managed without unnecessary loss, or a disaster that has major effects on life, property and the environment.
Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, local governments are required to perform various tasks which assist the community to prepare, prevent, respond and recover from various emergencies.
The City of Armadale makes Emergency Management a priority and works in partnership with the community, agencies and other stakeholders in order to address risks that may affect the community, property and the environment.
Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC)
The City of Armadale has an active Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). This committee is made up of representatives from the City, Department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES), Red Cross, local police, Fire & Rescue Services, State Emergency Services (SES), Volunteer Bushfire Brigades, Department of Child Protection, Department of Health and St John Ambulance.
The LEMC meets quarterly to discuss the City’s current emergency services, preparation plans in the event of any emergency and how to assist the community to recover from such an event.
The City of Armadale has plans and structures to bring together government, voluntary and private agencies in a coordinated way to deal with major emergencies. These plans cover the whole spectrum of emergency needs, including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
Local Emergency Management Arrangements
The Act requires that a local government is to ensure that local emergency management arrangements are prepared and maintained for the local government district. The local emergency management arrangements contain the overarching emergency management arrangements relevant to that local government district.
The Local Community Emergency Management Arrangements Guide provides further clarification for the preparation and content of local emergency management arrangements. This document is available from DFES Emergency Management Services or electronically on the DFES website.
For a restricted copy of the City of Armadale’s Emergency Management Arrangements,
please click here.
For further information, please contact the City of Armadale.