In August, a pivotal gathering marked a significant leap towards fostering a more resilient community – the establishment of a Local Emergency Network. In the wake of recent flood events, this initiative is to strengthen our community, ensuring that we are prepared, resilient, and united for any future emergencies.
The inaugural meeting brought together a diverse array of local representatives, including the local Police, Riverlife Baptist Church, Oxley Uniting Church, 4074 Community & Beyond Facebook Page, Oxley 4075 Community Facebook Page, and members from Brisbane City Council’s City Resilience team.
Our Local Emergency Network serves a crucial purpose: to share local knowledge, facilitate rapid responses, and devise tailored solutions specific to our community’s need.
By bringing together such a diverse group, we ensure that every perspective is considered when planning for the unpredictable. Our initial discussions were to lay the groundwork for how we could improve, collaborate, and coordinate during emergencies.
Our community’s strength lies in our ability to come together and to support one another. This network will serve to enhance our community’s response in the face of any future emergencies.