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​​​​​​Imminent Disaster and Emergency Response

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Upon identifying an emerging risk or sudden impact on the department's human resources, students, infrastructure or services from a disaster or emergency, the DDG CS may decide to activate the Executive Level response arrangements. This will cause:

  1. The DDG CS to assume the role of Executive Response Controller (ERC).
  2. Stand up the Executive Response Team (ERT).
  3. Open the Executive Coordination Centre (ECC).
  4. Identify the risk and known or expected impact on the schools and regions.
  5. Monitor the courses of action at the regional and school levels.
  6. Identify any additional support which may be required from other agencies and liaise accordingly.
  7. Task Deployable Response Teams to deploy to the regions, if necessary.
  8. Conduct a strategic assessment of the specific risk or the impact of a sudden event against the current regional and Schools Emergency Response Plans (ERP).
  9. Prepare and implement any additional strategy in consultation with the region(s).
  10. Commence the Communication Strategy.
  11. Deploy DoE representatives to the SDCC if stood up.
  12. Gather information and intelligence on the event and/or impact.
  13. Prepare SITREPS and/or Brief for the DG.
  14. Support the Regional Response Controllers.

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Schools icon Key Contacts

  • Emergency and School Security
    • Email:
    • Phone: (07) 3034 6011 (disaster and emergency management)
    • Phone: (07) 3034 6012 (disaster and emergency management)
    • Phone: (07) 3034 6013 (school security)
    • School Watch Phone: 13 17 88
  • Employee Assistance Program

Schools icon ​School closures

For information on closed educational facilities during a disaster or emergency event, visit the DoE​ school closures website.

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Last updated
30 September 2020