Community Emergency Planning
Like the rest of Queensland, Logan is not immune to the threat of natural disasters such as floods, bushfires and severe weather. The active participation of local communities before, during and after such events will ensure the best outcomes for individuals, households, businesses and the community as a whole.
Community Emergency Planning is a program undertaken by community members in liaison with Council, emergency service agencies and other local organisations to plan for emergencies or disasters which may impact their community.
To help Logan communities take an active role in this process, Council has developed a Community Emergency Planning Guide (PDF 1487 KB) and Toolkit (PDF 471 KB) to enable our communities to build community resilience and reduce the impact of disasters and emergencies on the local community.
These resources deliver a step-by-step process for recording information, decisions and actions to guide the community in ways to prepare for their own safety.
Why undertake Community Emergency Planning?
The Community Emergency Planning process aims to mitigate the potential impacts of hazards and threats by assisting local communities in the following actions:
- identifying what is important for their community and planning for possible disasters and emergencies
- identifying and recording resources and skills within the community which will be valuable in an emergency event
- enabling communities to recover more quickly following an emergency.
Benefits of Community Emergency Planning
Planning for disasters at the local community level has many benefits, including:
- effective identification and understanding of local hazards and risks
- minimisation of potential impacts of disasters and emergencies
- greater community networks and relationships with local government, emergency services, community groups and other organisations
- identification and strengthening of local community resources, skills and leadership
- ability for the local community to lead and build community resilience to a range of hazards
- ability to provide valuable local knowledge and information to Council and emergency services.
Being prepared for, responding to and recovering from disasters and emergencies is everyone’s responsibility.
For more information on Community Emergency Planning, download the Community Emergency Planning Information Flyer (PDF 278 KB) or contact Council's Disaster Management Team.