Controllers and declaration

In an emergency the CDEM Group’s top concern is your safety; they aim to reduce the loss of life or injury and relieve distress of those affected by the emergency. This is why it is important to follow all instructions given by emergency services and local authorities.

Once a declaration is made the Group Controller is the head of the CDEM Group response organisation and has two key responsibilities:

  • To participate in the planning and implementation of activities which will prepare the community to respond effectively to any local emergency.
  • To lead, direct, and coordinate all resources as necessary to respond effectively to the impact of a disaster during a state of local emergency.

The CDEM Group has local controllers for each of the districts within the region. Within their respective districts, the local controllers manage their local emergencies and report to the Group Controller.