According to the Emergency Management Act 1986, “emergency” means an emergency due to the actual or imminent occurrence of an event which in any way endangers or threatens to endanger the safety or health of any person in Victoria or which destroys or damages, or threatens to destroy or damage, any property in Victoria or endangers or threatens to endanger the environment or an element of the environment in Victoria.
Emergencies can happen at any time and are often unexpected. The City of Casey, like most places, is more prone to some types of emergencies than others, for instance bushfire and flood.
What is council’s role in an emergency?
The City of Casey is not an emergency service. Local government plays a role in coordinating resources at the local level and working closely with emergency agencies to plan for, respond to and assist communities to recover from emergencies.