6 Disaster Risk Management Centre Structure Manager (Head):Disaster Risk Management CentreHead:Training & Capacity Building& staffLogistics ManagementHead: Public Awareness &PreparednessIDP & Corporate PlanningHead:Disaster Operations Centre& staff4 x DRMC Area Heads& staffHead: Systems Integration &Special Projects& staffHead:DM Volunteers Management& staff
7 Disaster Risk Management Centre Mission Statement To efficiently manage disaster risk in all communities of the City of Cape Town by preventing or mitigating disasters and softening disaster impact where prevention is not possible
8 Disaster Risk Management Disaster Risk Management includes allaspects of planning for and responding toany disaster. This includes the identification of hazards and the management of both the risks, preparations for, and the consequences of any major incident or disaster occurrence.
9 TWO-POINT STRATEGY FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT PREVENT DISASTERSMANAGE RISK THROUGH MITIGATION, PLANNING & PREPAREDNESSIF PREVENTION IS IMPOSSIBLE, SOFTEN THE BLOWMANAGE THE CONSEQUENCES (RESPONSE, RELIEF, REHABILITATION)
10 Examples of hazards Structural Fire Flooding & Storms Wildfire Transportation IncidentHazardous Materials IncidentStructural FailureEarthquakeSlope Instability (Landslide)Human Disease OutbreakAnimal Disease OutbreakSocial DisorderClimate Change & Coastal Zone Process HazardsKoeberg NPS Radiological ReleaseCoastal Oil SpillLand DegradationEnvironmental PollutionPest InfestationDroughtDisruption of Critical Services / Supply / InfrastructureTsunamiCosmic Impact
11 Aspects of Disaster Risk Management Hazard IdentificationRisk and Vulnerability AssessmentPreventionMitigationPlanningPreparednessResponse & ReliefRecovery - Rehabilitation & Reconstruction
14 Who is Disaster Risk Management? National GovernmentNational Disaster Management CentreNodal points in all National Departments & Organs of StateProvincial GovernmentProvincial Disaster Management Centre (in Tygerberg, co-located with PG:WC EMS, PG:WC Traffic, Forensic Pathology Services)Nodal points in all Provincial Departments & Organs of StateLocal GovernmentMetropolitan municipalitiesDistrict municipalities and Local municipalitiesNodal points in all Municipal Departments & EntitiesNGO’s, CBO’s, FBO’sSupported by Commerce & Industry and the Community
15 Where is the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre? Physical location of DRMC offices :-Goodwood (DRMC HQ and the Disaster Operations Centre (DOC)Cape Town CBD (Civic Centre) – Area West & Alternate DOCHillstar (Ottery) – Area CentralBrackenfell (behind Hypermarket) – Area NorthMelton Rose (Eersterivier) – Area EastAlphen - Training Centreplus on-scene vehicular & logistical deployment capabilities
16 Disaster Risk Management Service Delivery Areas Disaster Risk Management CentreGoodwood4 x Area Offices =Area 1 – North (Brackenfell)Area 2 – West + Alternate DOC(Civic Centre, Cape Town)Area 3 – Central (Ottery)Area 4 – East (Melton Rose)Training Centre (Alphen)1342
17 When is Disaster Risk Management required ? When things go wrongBefore things go wrongAfter things go wrongWhen nothing goes wrong !!
18 Who does Disaster Risk Management? Everyone has a responsibilityTogether we can do more than separatelyCommunities know their environment better than we doCommunities will know first when things go wrongCommunities probably know how to solve the problemCommunities can influence their environment
19 Services we provide : Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessments Public Awareness & PreparednessEmergency Planning Courses for Commerce, Industry & InstitutionsDisaster Planning Support & Co-ordinationPublic Safety Planning for EventsResponse Co-ordinationReconstruction and Rehabilitation Facilitation