San Remo,
14
March
2014
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02:35
Australia/Melbourne

Emergency Services On Show At Expo

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Bass Coast Emergency Services turned out in force for the Emergency Management Expo held as part of the San Remo Fishing Village Festival on Sunday, 9 March.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said the Expo provided an opportunity for the participating agencies and Council to showcase their emergency management resources and personnel and to pass on key messages.

“The interactive displays were a hit with the crowd,” Cr Rankine said.

“Visitors to the displays were able to see and try out equipment, such as the police radar gun used to check vehicle speed, and inspect fire fighting resources from across Bass Coast, from the big pumper to the group’s new all terrain vehicle.

“The State Emergency Service local units demonstrated ‘the jaws of life’ to help remove people from car accidents, and the older police vehicles exhibited by the Victorian Police Historical Society were also of great interest.”

Cr Rankine said the Expo highlighted the the high level of support and cooperation between Council and emergency services agencies at the Municipal level.

“Each of the participating agencies are members of the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee and have contributed to the development of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan,” Cr Rankine said.

“The plan details the agreed arrangements for the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies.”

A copy of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan is available for viewing on Council’s website at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au. For further information, please call Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).