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In the case of a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero 000 (Police, Fire and Ambulance)

TASMAN MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Tasman Emergency Management Plan is issued under the authority of the State Controller, in accordance with the requirements of Section 34 of the Emergency Management Act 2006 and is maintained by Council.  The Plan was reviewed in early 2018 and has now been endorsed by the State Controller.

Tasman Council has an integral role in emergency management.  It has resources that may be directly utilised, has access to other resources within the community and to vital information that will be required when responding to and recovering from an emergency.

The objectives of this plan are to record:

1. Roles and responsibilities related to identified hazards and emergency management functions
2. Current arrangements for Prevention and Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
3. Identify opportunities to reduce risks to the community

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY?

KEEP UP TO DATE

TasALERT is an official website offering emergency information. You can also view updates via Facebook or Twitter.

BUSHFIRE PLANNING

You can find fire alerts on the Tasmania Fire Service TFS website.  The TFS also offer information for preventing and preparing for bushfires. Prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan

ARE YOU READY FOR AN EMERGENCY?

The Red Cross have simple and practical steps you can take to protect yourself, the people you love, and the things you value most. Start planning on the Red Cross Website or download the Get Prepared app for your phone.

FLOODS & STORMS

Call the Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 or visit the SES website. For information on how to prepare for and stay safe during floods and storms visit the Tasmania SES website pages Flood Preparation and Storm Preparation.

APPROVED BUSH FIRE PUBLIC INFORMATION

 

Emergencies

In an emergency which requires urgent attention from the council, please call this number 03 6292 4202.  Please note that this number is for emergencies such as fallen trees over roads and landslides only.

Or if you need the fire brigade, police or ambulance, call 000

Fire Awareness

Each year Tasman Council is faced with the time consuming task of dealing with potential fire hazards on privately owned property. This involves inspecting and arranging for the removal of fire hazards throughout the municipality. When fire hazards are confirmed, Council has no alternative but to issue abatement notices in accordance with Division 6 of the Local Government Act 1993. Failure to comply with abatement notices will result in the land being compulsorily cleared at the owner’s expense.

Council strongly encourages all property owners and occupiers to reduce their potential fire hazard risks by keeping their land clear from undergrowth before it dries out and becomes a danger during the summer months. This property maintenance should continue until at least the end of April each year.

If you feel that your property could be a potential hazard and you require contact information for local contractors who can assist with your hazard reduction please contact Council (03) 6250 9200.

Please read the following Fire Abatement Policy carefully for guidelines on identifying a potential fire hazard.

 

For further information onhow to obtain a fire permit for your property please go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.