Local Emergency Management

LEMC

The Shire of Cranbrook is continuing to develop plans and procedures to bring together government, voluntary and private organisations in a coordinated approach to deal with major emergencies that may occur within the Shire, through its Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). Plans that are being developed cover the whole spectrum of emergency management including - prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Shire of Cranbrook has an active Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). Established under the Emergency Management Act 2005 and in accordance with the various relevant State Emergency Management Policies, it advises and assists in preparing emergency management plans with, and for the Shire.

The LEMC membership for the Shire of Cranbrook includes:

  • Shire of Cranbrook Employees
  • WA Police Service - Cranbrook
  • Chief Bushfire Control Officer – Shire of Cranbrook
  • St John Ambulance – Cranbrook and Frankland River
  • Red Cross
  • Plantagenet District Hospital
  • Department of Agriculture & Food - Cranbrook
  • Department for Child Protection and Family Support
  • Frankland River Community Centre - Manager

The committee also receives advice and assistance from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) - District Emergency Management Advisor l Great Southern Region.

If you have any queries or concerns relating to emergency management within the Shire of Cranbrook please contact Toni Melia - Emergency Services and Recreation Officer on 9826 1008.

Useful Information:

DFES Bushfire Homeowners Survival Manual

DFES Prepare Act Survive Booklet

DFES Checklist-Preparing Your Survival Kit

DFES Preparing For Storms

Emergency Evacuation Assistance Forms

The Shire of Cranbrook is compiling a list of people in the Shire who may require some additional assistance to evacuate to a safe location in an emergency event (i.e. bushfire) due to health, age or transport concerns (e.g. families who do not own a vehicle).
If you would like to have your name or a family members name included on this list (which will be kept on a confidential file at the Shire, only to be accessed by necessary staff in an emergency event) – please complete the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Forms and return it to the Shire by one of the methods listed on the form.