An emergency in Victoria is defined through the Emergency Management Act 1986 (The Act) to mean an emergency due to the actual or imminent occurrence of an event which in any way endangers or threatens to endanger the safety or health or any person in Victoria or which destroys or damages, or threatens to destroy or damage, any property in Victoria or endanger or threatens to endangers the environment or an element of the environment in Victoria.
Each Local Municipality plays a major role in the emergency management sector. One of the requirements and under The Act each council must form a Municipality Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) consisting of emergency service agencies involved in the preparedness, prevention, response, relief and the recovery from an emergency incident.
Below is the Municipal Emergency Management Plan for the municipality of Kingston, developed and endorsed by the MEMPC.
The Plan is a legislated overarching document which facilitates planning for emergencies within the municipality of Kingston and assistance to neighbouring municipalities within the Southern Metro Region.
The Plan documents local emergency management arrangements to reduce the level of risk to the community of emergencies occurring, reduce the adverse effects of emergency events, and improve community resilience and perception of safety across the municipality.
The Plan is owned by all member agencies of the MEMPC.
In an Emergency
IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL: 000
You must dial triple zero (000) in an emergency if you require the Fire Brigade, Police or Ambulance.
All calls to triple zero are free and can be used at any time of the day or night for emergencies.