COMPANION ANIMALS IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT. A STATE GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE. Criminal activities Terrorism Earthquakes Bushfires Floods Storms Tornadoes Transport accidents Space debris. Foreign animal diseases Foreign plant diseases Human diseases Hazardous chemical accidents
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A STATE GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE
Foreign animal diseases
Foreign plant diseases
Hazardous chemical accidents
Failure to maintain business continuityAUSTRALIAN SOURCES OF RISK
Any event which exceeds the resources of the local area so invokes the Emergency Management legal provisions.
Any event which exceeds the resources of the jurisdiction so invokes the Disaster Management legal provisions.
“Emergency Management” involves:
than day-to-day emergencies, which are routinely managed by police and / or emergency services.
Emergencies require interaction and cooperation of agencies e.g.
… in the dead
of 4 maps
…miles from the nearest pub!
On the declaration of an identified major incident, a major emergency or a disaster, and while that declaration remains in force, he must take any necessary action to implement the State Emergency Management Plan and cause such response and recovery operations to be carried out as he thinks appropriate.
direct evacuation of people and animals
enter/break into buildings etc.
take possession of things
destroy structures, animals & vegetation
cut off fuel, water, drainage etc.
prohibit movement of people
direct people whose responsibilities require their involvementPOWERS OF AUTHORISED OFFICERS
Role: To maintain law and order and to protect life and property. Specific tasks would include:
STATE COORDINATOR .... MINISTER .... GOVERNOR
ZEOCs ……. SEOC .......... NEMCC (EMA)
AGRICULTURE FIRE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE
HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES
& FIRST AID MEDIA
ENGINEERING POLICE LOGISTICS
DEFENCE FORCE (SA) COMMUNICATIONS
Prepare & review State EM Plan
Provide advice to Government
Undertake risk assessments
Provide information to agencies
Monitor capacity of agencies
Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies and policies
Monitor & evaluate response and recovery operations
Other duties as directed by the Act or MinisterFunction and powers of the SEMC
Australian Red Cross
Pastoral Ministry Services
Lions & Rotary Clubs
Dept of Health
Animal Welfare Unit
St John AmbulanceCOMMUNITY SERVICES
1.Establish Evacuation Centres to provide:
2. Activation of the National Registration and Inquiry System (NRIS) with linkages to Police Casualty Information and Disaster Victim Identification processes.
3. Establish Recovery Centres for affected people to:
4. Disseminate information on practical advice and social/psycho recovery services within the affected community.
HelplessnessEVACUATION CENTRE STRESS
Cant be disregarded
Cant be boarded with strangers
Cant be turned away
May require vet treatment
Lost pets need to be reunited with owners
People need to know there is a pet plan or they will not cooperate
May pose safety threats to personnelCOMPANION ANIMAL ISSUES
Transport service to friends and relatives
Boarding if cannot go to friends
Paper trailCOMPANION ANIMAL MANAGEMENT