Emergency Management involves a range of programs and arrangements designed to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of hazards impacting on the community.
The State Emergency Management Committee was established under the
State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 to ensure that New South Wales has a system to cope with emergencies which is robust, effective and flexible enough to deal with the range of hazards experienced in New South Wales. A hazard impacting on the community may result in an
State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 identifies the SEMC as having the following functions:
The SEMC presently comprises the Chairperson, the State Emergency Operations Controller, the State Emergency Recovery Controller, and representatives of relevant government and non-government agencies, as determined by the Minister.
The following Functional Area Committees co-ordinate the provision of support for emergency operations:
In accordance with Schedule 2 of the Act the following sub committees assist the SEMC in the exercise of its functions: