|Community Emergency Planning Guide - Australian Emergency Manual (Natural Disaster Organization, 78 p.)|
|CHAPTER ONE - WHY PLAN?|
1.10 Coping with the impact of hazards gives us our reason to plan. A communitys ability to cope effectively will depend on whether it has prepared plans covering:
c. response; and
1.11 In most States and Territories, legislation requires preparation, testing and review of emergency plans.
1.12 The planning process is the key to emergency management. From this process flow all emergency management programs, strategies and arrangements.
1.13 The planning process allows agreements to be reached between people and organisations. The written plan becomes a formal record of commitments made.