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Local Emergency Management Committee

The Shire has plans and structures to bring together government, voluntary and private agencies in a coordinated way to deal with major emergencies through its Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC).                                            

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Local Government Responsibility

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 Shire has plans and structures to bring together government, voluntary and private agencies in a coordinated way to deal with major emergencies through its Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). The plans cover the whole spectrum of emergency needs, including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is a committee established under the Emergency Management Act which advises and assists the Shire in ensuring that local emergency management arrangements are established for its district.


Local Emergency Management Committee

The Shire has an active Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC).

This committee is made up of representatives from the Shire, Parks and Wildlife (DPaW), Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australian Local Police (WAPOL), SES, Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (VBFB), Armadale Hospital, St John Ambulance, Western Power and Child Protection and Family Services.

If you would like to join this committee to understand how to assist the community in an emergency and in the recovery process, please contact us.

The LEMC meets quarterly to discuss the Shires current emergency services, preparation plans in the event of any emergency and how to assist the community to recover from such an event.