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Emergency Management and Fire Prevention
Council has a number of statutory functions relating to fire prevention and emergency management.

Fire prevention functions are generally operational and include inspecting properties during the Fire Danger Period, slashing land managed by Council, issuing permits to burn and managing access to standpipes.

Emergency management functions are more strategic and include developing and reviewing the Municipal Emergency Management Plan and Municipal Relief & Recovery Plan. Council develops and reviews these plans but also plays a key role in enacting these plans when an emergency occurs.

It is important to note that the term "Municipal" in this context refers to the geographic footprint and not to Council. These plans do not just influence Council activities during an emergency they have implications for all of the agencies who are involved with emergency management within the municipality.
Local Laws Fire

Fire Prevention

Information on preparing for the fire season, burning off and Council's Fire Prevention program
 Apollo Bay Hills

Emergency Management

Information on Neighbourhood Safer Places, Township Protection Plans and Councils Emergency Management program
Local Laws Bushland


Information on assistance during a bushfire
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Information on assistance during an emergency

Introducting the Fire Prevention & Emergency Management Department
Name   Position   Duties    
Stewart Anderson   Manager, Environment & Community Safety       
Wendie Fox   Emergency Management Coordinator   Neighbourhood Safer Places, Emergency Management planning, Plan development & review    
   Fire Prevention Officer   Fire Inspection Program, Hydrant Post Maintenance, Standpipes    


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