Emergency Management, Bushfire Prevention and Preparedness
The District Council of Elliston has an Emergency Management Plan (EMP) to deal with a variety of emergency situations within the District. The EMP is an internal Council document to enable Council personnel to manage and assist during emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner.
Whilst the Council is not the lead agency to respond to any emergency, Council does have a support role. Councils provide a diverse range of services, some of which have emergency management components, including fire prevention, land use planning, stormwater management and public and environmental health.
Local Government is often best placed to determine and respond to local needs and priorities and Council is often the first point of contact for the public during an emergency event.
For more information regarding Emergency Management, please visit www.ema.gov.au
Emergency Management - Action Guides
Please refer to the relevant guides below.
Bushfire prevention and preparedness is your responsibility as the landowner, and as such, these materials have been provided to assist you in making wise choices. They do not contain all of the information available, but should provide a good starting point for you to start thinking and preparing yourselves, your home and your property for bushfires.
The materials have been compiled by the Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA) and originate from a variety of sources. Although all reasonable care has been taken in the preparation and compilation of the materials, they have been provided in good faith for general information only. No warranty, expressed or implied, is given as to the completeness, correctness, accuracy, reliability or currency of the materials.
The District Council of Elliston, PIRSA and the Crown in the right of the State of South Australia does not accept responsibility for and will not be held liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damage however caused (including negligence) which may be directly or indirectly suffered as a consequence of your use of these materials.
This information has been developed as a component of the Lower Eyre Peninsula Bushfire Re-establishment Program and amended as part of the EMA funded 'Where There's Smoke There's Fire' project
Prepared October 2006
Amended June 2007
This package is divided into Four sections:
If you require any further information or assistance please refer to the 'Contact Details' provided.
Bushfire Prevention and Preparedness Sect 1 (455 kb) - What you need to know
- Home bushfire plan
- Hazard reduction
Preparing your home for bushfires
Fire fighting equipment
CFS Bushfire information and warnings system
What to expect during a bushfire
Bushfire Prevention and Preparedness Sect 2 (373 kb) - What you need to do
- STAY AND DEFEND - Before, during and after the fire
- STAY AND DEFEND - Bushfire action plan
GO EARLY - Before, during and after the fire
GO EARLY - Bushfire action plan
Bushfire Prevention and Preparedness Sect 3 (378 kb) - Useful Information
Prepare for the worst
Community Fire Safe Program Information
Native Vegetation Regulations
Myths & misconceptions
- Community Fire Safe Fact sheets, courtesy of the SA C.F.S
- Fact sheets related to Home Design and Building
- On the Land