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Emergency Management

In the event of an accident where a serious or life threatening injury has occurred, contact 000 in the first instance.

An emergency incident can occur at any time, usually with little or no warning, causing major interruption and often causing threatening situations in the community. The City of Playford is committed to ensuring it has a safe and resilient community.

Whilst Council is not the lead agency to respond to any emergency, we have a support role for a range of natural emergencies such as bushfires, floods and severe storms.

Emergency Management Plan

The Council's Emergency Management Plan outlines the responsibilities and mechanisms to prevent, or if they occur, manage and recover from emergencies.

As part of Council's ongoing responsibility to community safety, we follow the four phases of Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PPRR).

Prevention - measures taken to eliminate or reduce the severity of emergencies

Preparedness - the arrangements to ensure that, should an emergency occur, all the resources and services which are needed to cope with the effects can be efficiently mobilised and deployed

Response - the actions taken in anticipation of, during, and immediately after an emergency, to ensure that its effects are minimised, and that people affected are given immediate relief and support

Recovery - the coordinated process of supporting affected communities in reconstruction of the built environment and the restoration of emotional, social, economic, built and natural environment wellbeing

To further support this, City of Playford is a member of the following committees:

  • Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Bushfire Management Committee
  • Northern Adelaide Zone Emergency Management Committee

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