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Emergency Management Plan


Emergency Management Plan

Council’s role in emergencies

Council acts as the liaison between local emergency services agencies and the community, coordinating planning and response to emergencies within the Blayney Shire Local Government Area (LGA).

Emergency Management within the Blayney Shire LGA is coordinated by the Blayney Shire Local Emergency Management Committee. Council is required to support the Committee to ensure that arrangements are in place for the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Blayney Shire LGA.

The Blayney Shire Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) details the roles and responsibilities of responders and community partners, and details how support will be co-ordinated in the preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies.

Blayney Shire Council Local Emergency Management Plan

Emergency Preparation

Plan for an emergency

Emergencies can happen at any time, it is important that you inform yourself of the risks within your area. If an emergency occurs there may be limited capacity for emergency services agencies to assist. It is important that you have a plan so you can be self reliant.

Create a Household Emergency Plan

Examples of household emergency plans can be found at

Australian Red Cross   https://www.redcross.org.au/prepare

NSW Rural Fire Service   http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare

NSW Fire and Rescue   https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=883

NSW State Emergency Services   Home Emergency Plan NSW State Emergency Service (seshomeemergencyplan.com.au)

Plan to evacuate

It is important that you consider the different emergency situations that you may find yourself in and where you might evacuate to if a particular scenario occurs. It is essential that you remain flexible during an emergency situation.

Follow directions given to you by emergency services agencies.

Reduce the risk to your Home

There are simple steps that you can take to reduce the risk to you and your property. By addressing hazards on your property, you limit the potential harm to your home and its occupants.

  • Clean out gutters and downpipes.
  • Trim overhead trees and branches.
  • Secure or put away loose items.
  • Check the roof is in good repair.
  • Do a home safety audit and check your smoke alarms are working.
  • Make sure your home and contents insurance is up to date.
  • Have a fire fighting and evacuation plan.

Act on your Plan

During an emergency stay calm and follow directions given to you by emergency services agencies.

The agencies listed below provide useful information to help you stay informed in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

Triple Zero   SES  RFS  Police Fire and Rescue 

Emergency 000 is for life threatening emergencies.

 NSW State Emergency Services for storms, floods and tsunamis.

 NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) for bush fire related incidents.

NSW Police Force for other matters contact NSW Police directly.

Fire and rescue NSW for fire emergencies, hazardous materials incidents and community fire safety.

Phone 000 (triple zero)

Phone 132 500

Phone 1800 679 737

 Phone 000 (triple zero)

Phone 000 (triple zero)



Last modified: 19 Oct 2021