In the development of the Community Emergency Response Plan, Council undertook technical workshops covering the nine potential hazards for the City of Adelaide. The researched hazards were earthquake, flood, extreme weather, major accidents, infrastructure emergencies, disease pandemic and environmental issues, urban fire and terrorism. It is important to note that in a declared emergency Councils initial role is to support the State Emergency Services, as detailed in the State Emergency Management Plan.
A field of emergency services and hazard experts participated in the hazard specific workshops over a six month period. The workshops identified existing and proposed actions for Council to improve community resilience before, during and following a disaster. Specifically, Council determined that targeted community education and awareness programs would greatly assist community emergency preparedness.
For this reason, Council is seeking your input on how we may best engage with you.