This Community Based Emergency Management Overview provides key information for communities and organisations to better understand and participate in further developing and using a community based approach.
The CBEM approach enables local community members, including volunteers and staff from organisations, to strengthen connections and build relationships by working together to identify priorities and develop solutions. This may be achieved by connecting and working with existing community based groups, networks and processes, or by developing new ones if required.
An easy-to-use website that can be deployed before a disaster to prepare communities for recovery.
A list of resources that have been designed to assist people with supporting their community in emergencies.
Managing bushfire risk is an ongoing and shared responsibility and everyone has a role. Under our new approach, we will involve local communities in decision making about bushfire management all year round – this means understanding what you care about most and working with you to determine local solutions to reduce bushfire risk.