Emergency Response Group (ERG)
Building community resilience in the face of any civil emergency on the Peninsula is the responsibility of the ERG – see the Community Response Plan for the Kelvin Peninsula, page 19. The Group is composed of local residents experienced in dealing with emergencies and coordinators located across the Peninsula. Its role is multifaceted: liaising with Civil Defence; acquiring the necessary equipment (generators, radios) to support the community in the event of, say, a major earthquake; building a communication network so everyone on the Peninsula can be reached; and ensuring there is capacity within the community to run a local operations centre. Check out our Emergencies page for details that you need to know. If you want to be involved, contact the ERG via our Volunteering page.