An emergency is due to the actual or imminent occurrence of an event which has the potential to endanger the health and safety of any person or damage or destroy property, this includes our environmental assets such as the natural habitat, including plant and animal species.

Council and the Pyrenees community have a shared responsibility before, during and after emergencies.

As a result of changes to the Emergency Management Act late in December 2020, the Pyrenees Shire Area has a newly formed Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC).

The committee operates using an integrated planning model, promoting community resilience, and coordinating our approaches to best utilise resources, knowledge and skills within our community.

The MEMPC membership is made up of core agency members from Council, Red Cross, SES, CFA, Victoria Police, Department of Fairness, Families & Housing (DFFH), Department of Agriculture and other local health service providers.

Pyrenees Council is just one of these agencies. Our role is to support the other agencies, our community and to take a lead role in the relief and recovery stages in the aftermath of an event.

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