Emergency Plans

Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP)

The Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP)(PDF, 2MB) is developed by the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) for the geographic area governed by Baw Baw Shire Council and details general arrangements for the management of emergencies that may occur in that area.

While the MEMP recognises that the responsibility for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery rests at the local level, it identifies a process for transitioning to the divisional level when an emergency is beyond the capacity of local resources.

The MEMP is essentially a set of guidelines that bring together agencies in Baw Baw Shire who are responsible for emergency response and recovery and is tested annually during an emergency exercise involving the agencies listed in the MEMP.

The MEMP is the overarching emergency management document that is underpinned by a number of sub-plans and guidelines, which includes:

Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC)

The Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee is the peak emergency management body within the Shire and provides the opportunity for the Council to work in partnership with local and regional emergency services and community organisations, to address the impact of emergencies on the community. It achieves this through its primary responsibility of developing the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP).

Agencies and organisations represented on the MEMPC include Council, Victoria Police, CFA, SES, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Department of Human Services (DHS) and other local and regional response and recovery agencies.

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV)

Commencing on 1 July 2014 the Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) organisation was formed as an overarching body to manage emergencies across Victoria. This includes all hazard, all agency planning, preparation, response and recovery activities. This also saw the formation of Victoria’s first Emergency Management Commissioner. 

For more information about integrated emergency management planning visit the State Government's Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) website.

Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC)

The Baw Baw Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC) Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the Baw Baw Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC), which in turn is a sub-committee of the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC).

The MFMPC Advisory Committee provides relevant local area advice and expertise to the MFMPC in relation to assets and risks.

Membership of the Baw Baw MFMPC Advisory Committee consists of individuals representing local fire brigade groups, CFA District 9, DSE, Plantation Operators, Council staff and community members.  

Municipal Fire Management Plan Municipal Fire Prevention Plan (MFPP)

The Municipal Fire Prevention Plan aims to reduce the effect of, or minimise the risk of fire events that cause loss of life, livelihood, community assets, or adverse damage to the environment. The MFPP ceased from 2012, with the role of fire mitigation being undertaken through the Municipal Fire Management Plan. In the preparation of the plan, fire risks and actions to treat each risk are identified and the responsible agency or organisation for each treatment is specified.

Baw Baw Shire Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP)

Currently Baw Baw does not have a neighbour safer place / places of last resort.

Community Information Guides (CIG)

Baw Baw Shire has three community information guides (CIG) – Erica and Rawson, Noojee and Tanjil Bren. These plans are listed among an alphabetic list of all Victorian township protection plans, which can be accessed on the CFA website.