Policies & Principles
In providing a ministry to persons involved within and affected by an emergency/disaster, we recognise that there is not only an appreciation for the refreshments and material provisions, but often a need for a listening ear. We aim to cultivate a climate of care and trust.
- To provide a worthwhile participation with our role in the State Disaster Plan.
- To be able to provide refreshments as soon as possible after the announcement of an emergency, with equipment that enables a worthy response. In most situations this is done with very well equipped trailers.
- To have back up crews to relieve.
- To permit the response stage to enter into the recovery stage.
- To provide necessary goods (clothing, household goods etc).
- To work under leadership of state/regional director.
- To provide reports to director with regard to deployment and return.
- To make sure that equipment is kept in preparation for an emergency.
- To build good team work.
A comprehensive educational program will explain:
the system and its functions
- how the system is activated
- how equipment is used
- safety measures
- critical incident stress management
- To keep equipment in good working order.
- No one should enter emergency area without notification to director.
- No one should enter emergency area without permission of authorities.
- To provide need of the moment (refreshments, support) in a safe area.
- To make a report at end of exercise.
- To provide follow up support of those involved.
Setting up teams
- Any corps or centre can have a team available to man a trailer or caravan.
- All volunteers must complete registration form.
- All team members must be trained.
- All team members must know the rules.