Before a Disaster
It is important for you to know what to do if you have to face a disaster or emergency at home or at work.
If you know what needs to be done, it makes it easier to stay calm if a situation should occur. By planning ahead, you can be prepared and help reduce the risk of injury and damage to property.
It can force you to evacuate from your home or it may confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services, such as water, electricity or telephones were cut off?
Local Council personnel, Emergency Services and government officers will be on the scene as soon as possible after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.
You, your family and your neighbours need to know how to cope in a disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team.
Natural disasters that may affect the North Burnett region include cyclone, flood, bushfire, earthquake, landslide and pandemic.
Before the storm season, you should make every effort to prepare yourself and your family, including your pets by having a fully stocked emergency kit ready to go.
Take the time to discuss what you and your family will do in the event of an emergency or disaster situation. Prepare your Emergency Plan ahead of time.
There are many things that you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim during a disaster. Some simple precautions will protect your family and property.
Plans and Other Resources
Council is committed to educating staff and residents about these natural dangers and has developed a number of resources with various tips on preparing for disaster events. Included on this page are links to available resources from expert agencies, as well as information on what services we can provide to help you get “disaster ready”.
North Burnett Region Disaster Management Plan
The North Burnett Region Disaster Management Plan forms the basis and guidelines for the Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery activities of the joint agencies within the North Burnett Region. The Plan is used when responding to a disaster that has impacted or has the potential to seriously impact upon the communities and infrastructure in the regional area.
Whilst as a community we may not be able to prevent disasters from occurring, we can prepare our community and enhance its resilience to the adverse impact of any threat. The Plan comprises two parts: a Main Plan with support plans for each of the six major towns in the North Burnett; and a Disaster Operating Manual comprising a number of Sub Plans and Operational Checklists.
Hard copies of the document are available to view at Council’s Customer Service Centres.
Biggenden Disaster Support Group Plan
Eidsvold Disaster Support Group Plan
Gayndah Disaster Support Group Plan
Monto Disaster Support Group Plan
Mt Perry Disaster Support Group Plan
Mundubbera Disaster Support Group Plan
DISASTER OPERATING MANUAL
Sub Plan 1 – Business and Governance
Sub Plan 2 – Activation and Coordination
Sub Plan 3 – Community Disaster Education and Awareness
Sub Plan 4 – Public Information and Warnings
Sub Plan 5 – Evacuation and Evacuation Centre Management
Sub Plan 6 – Public Health
Sub Plan 7 – Resupply Plan
Sub Plan 8 – Impact Assessment
Sub Plan 9 – Recovery Plan
Sub Plan 10 – Bushfire Management and Response
Sub Plan 11 – Pandemic Management and Response
Sub Plan 12 – Dam Failure
Sub Plan 13 – Emergency Animal and Plant Disease