Members of CCCLDMSG at the recent meeting with Council in Rainbow Beach
The Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group (CCCLDMSG) is a dedicated group of stakeholder representatives that share local knowledge and expertise to ensure that disaster management and operations within our area are managed.
Members from the group including QPWS, SES, Police, Rainbow Beach Community Centre, Cooloola Coast General Practice, and Cooloola Cove Resident and Friends recently had an update from Gympie Regional Council at the Rainbow Beach Hall.
Council presented the Disaster Management Framework which has the principles of public safety, leadership, partnership and performance with good practice attributes including being scalable, comprehensive, interoperable, value driven, and adaptable.
Disaster management is fluid, variable planning that relies heavily on community understanding and readiness to be successful. Because when a disaster happens, we count on emergency services and volunteers but they also need to be able to count on us to be prepared.
Make sure you have a household emergency plan, prepare an emergency kit, and know your disaster risk. A prepared community not only manages a disaster better, it is able to recover stronger.
With the disaster season looming, the question is: “Are you ready?”
During Get Ready Queensland Week from October 10-17, go to www.getready.qld.gov.au for more information on how to build your disaster resilience capacity.
Want to get hands on with response and recovery? Why not join the local SES to start training on how you can help when a disaster strikes.
For local SES membership information contact Sheryl on 0437 998 634