Disaster Management and Prevention Department

The DisasterManagement and Prevention Department shall:

 

1. Assist in planning andimplementation of programmes to prevent and/or mitigate disaster in the Metro.within the framework of national policies;

 

2. Facilitate theorganization of public disaster education campaign programmes to:

i) createand sustain awareness of hazards of disaster; and

ii) emphasize the role of theindividual in the prevention of disaster;

 

3. Assistand facilitate education and training of volunteers;

i) to fightfires including bush fires, or

ii)take measures to manage theafter effects of natural disasters;

 

4. Prepareand review Metropolitan disaster prevention and management plans to prevent orcontrol disasters arising from

i) floods,bush fires, and human settlement fires

ii) outbreakof communicable diseases; and

iii) earthquakesand other natural disasters.

 

5. Facilitatethe organization of disaster management exercises annually;

 

6. Ensurecompliance with rules in respect of private and public properties to ensureadequate protection against disasters;

 

7. Facilitate the provisionof emergency shelters and services in the event of disasters.