The Disaster Management and Prevention Department shall

  • assist in planning and implementation of programmes to prevent and/or mitigate disaster in the Metro. within the framework of national policies;
  • facilitate the organization of public disaster education campaign programmes to:
    • create and sustain awareness of hazards of disaster; and
    • emphasize the role of the individual in the prevention of disaster; (c) assist and facilitate education and training of volunteers;
    • to fight fires including bush fires, or
    • take measures to manage the after effects of natural disasters; (d) prepare and review Metro. disaster prevention and management plans to prevent or control disasters arising from
    • floods, bush fires, and human settlement fires
    • outbreak of communicable diseases; and
    • earthquakes and other natural disasters.

(e) facilitate the organization of disaster management exercises annually; (f) ensure compliance with rules in respect of private and public properties to ensure adequate protection against disasters;

  • facilitate the provision of emergency shelters and services in the event of disasters;
  • in consultation and collaboration with appropriate agencies, identify disaster zones and take necessary steps to;
  • educate people within the areas, and

(ii) prevent development activities which may give riseto disasters in the area;

  • participate in post disaster assessment to determine the extent of damage and needs of the disaster area;
  • co-ordinate the receiving, management and supervision of the distribution of relief items in the Metro.;
  • investigate reports and analyze the nature of hazards, vulnerability and risk situations;
  • facilitate collection, collation and preservation of data on disasters in the Metro.;
  • inspect and offer technical advice on the importance of fire extinguishers;
  • co-ordinate the organization of Fire Volunteer Squads at the community level; and

(0) assist and facilitate rescue and valuation services to those trapped by fire and other emergency situations.