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Local Emergency Management Committee

The Shire of Denmark has formed, as per the Emergency Management Act 2005,  a very active Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) with members  comprising of Councillors and staff from the Shire, Police Service, Department of Parks & Wildlife, Department of Child Protection and Family Services, Department of Health, Department of Fire & Emergency Services and local businesses together with volunteers from St John Ambulance, Marine Rescue Service, Fire and Rescue Service, SES, Denmark Surf Life Saving Club and Bush Fire Brigades all contributing to making our community safer.

What does the Local Emergency Management Committee do?

The main functions of the LEMC are;

  • The LEMC meets quarterly to discuss how emergency services and support organisations in the Shire can prevent some emergencies from occurring, best prepare in the event of an emergency and how the community can recover and return to ‘business as usual’ after such an event.
  • The LEMC provides guidance to the Shire of Denmark in the development of its Emergency Management Arrangements and undertakes a review of the document every 12 months.
  • Makes recommendations to Council on public safety matters.
  • The LEMC undertakes one or more major exercises each year to test the Emergency Management Arrangements and individual emergency services operational procedures.

Emergency Management Arrangements

The Shire of Denmark has a current set of Emergency Management Arrangements that were approved by the State Emergency Management Committee in June 2012. The aim of the Emergency Management Arrangements is to detail emergency management arrangements and ensure there is an understanding between agencies and stakeholders involved in managing or supporting emergencies within the Shire of Denmark.

The arrangements specifically cover;

  • Planning
  • Response
  • Evacuation
  • Welfare
  • Testing & Review
  • Recovery

A public copy of the Emergency Management Arrangements can be found HERE

Denmark Emergency Management.