Emergency Management


Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC)

Local governments are key players in the State’s emergency management arrangements and provide expert knowledge about their communities and environments. It is their role to ensure that local emergency management arrangements are prepared and maintained, as well as to manage recovery after an emergency.

The functions of a LEMC, in relation to its district or the area for which it is established, are:

  • to advise and assist the local government in ensuring that Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMAs) are established for its district;
  • to liaise with public authorities and other persons in the development, review and testing of the LEMA; and to carry out other emergency management activities as directed by the SEMC or prescribed by the regulations

Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA)

LEMAs are developed to provide a community focused, coordinated approach to the management of all potential emergencies within a local government area. It is a requirement for each local government in Western Australia to provide access to their LEMA and to publish their Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMAs) on their website.

For further information please go to www.oem.wa.gov.au/about-us/the-semc/local-emergency-management-committees

Bush Fire Advisory Committee

The City of Kalamunda has chosen to appoint a Bush Fire Advisory Committee for the purpose of advising the City regarding all matters relating to preventing, controlling and extinguishing Bush Fires, the planning of the layout of Fire Breaks within the district, prosecutions of breach of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the formation of Bush Fire Brigades and the grouping there of under group brigade officers, the ensuring of cooperation and coordination of Bush Fire Brigades in their effort and activities and any other matter relating to Bush Fire control whether of the same kind as or a different kind from those specified within the Bush Fires Act 1954.


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