Councils appoint a LEMO to act as the organisation’s co-ordinator for responding to emergency events.
The position undertakes the critical roles of:
- Council’s liaison officer for disaster planning with other emergency services such as police, fire brigades and state emergency services
- co-ordinates the review of procedures for responding to emergencies
- maintaining an effective communication network with all emergency response agencies
- ensures that resources are available to respond to emergencies including management of Council’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
Council’s LEMO may be contacted by calling (02) 6767 5555.
The Tamworth LEMO has also been appointed to the role of Chairperson of the Tamworth Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) and represents that committee at the District Emergency Management level, where wider emergency matters are addressed. The ‘NEW ENGLAND’ emergency management district comprises the following Council areas:
In turn, the state of NSW comprises 11 Emergency Management districts.
These districts are all controlled by Ministry for Police and Emergency Services.