Disaster Mastermind specialises in emergencies in rural communities and the farming sector. We recognise the complexity of the interplay between the natural environment, rural landscape, climate change and community characteristics and the impact this has upon capacity to plan for, respond to and recovery from emergency events.
Add to that limited access to services and resources, pockets of communication disruption, and large areas of isolation and limited transport networks, managing emergencies in rural, remote and farming areas can be challenging.
Effective emergency management in the outback requires direct community involvement in the development of local emergency practices and strategies. Communities must be prepared to look after themselves during the time it takes for emergency response and recovery services to arrive. Emergency planning in this context can be daunting and confusing. Just knowing what you need, what you can do within your own community, and where you can source additional support from can be difficult.
Disaster Mastermind can work with your community to overcome these barriers. We provide tailored services for communities and community groups to ensure emergency plans and practices are suited to your needs, culture and community identity. Some of the ways we can help is: