The Disaster Management and Prevention Department
(a) assist in planning and implementation of programmes to prevent and/or mitigate disaster in the District within the framework of national policies.
(b) facilitate the organization of public disaster education campaign programmes to:
(i) create and sustain awareness of hazards of disaster; and
(ii) emphasize the role of the individual in the prevention of disaster.
(c) assist and facilitate education and training of volunteers.
(i) to fight fires including bush fires, or
(ii) take measures to manage the after effects of natural disasters;
(d) prepare and review district disaster prevention and management plans to prevent or control disasters arising from
(i) floods, bush fires, and human settlement fires
(ii) outbreak of communicable diseases; and
(iii) earthquakes and other natural disasters.
(e) facilitate the organization of disaster management exercises annually;
(f) ensure compliance with rules in respect of private and public properties to ensure adequate protection against disasters;
(g) facilitate the provision of emergency shelters and services in the event of disasters;
(h) in consultation and collaboration with appropriate agencies, identify disaster zones and take necessary steps to;
(i) educate people within the areas, and
(ii) prevent development activities which may give riseto disasters in the area;
(i) participate in post disaster assessment to determine the extent of damage and needs of the disaster area;
(j) co-ordinate the receiving, management and supervision of the distribution of relief items in the district;
(k) investigate reports and analyze the nature of hazards, vulnerability and risk situations;
(l) facilitate collection, collation and preservation of data on disasters in the district;
(m) inspect and offer technical advice on the importance of fire extinguishers;
(n) co-ordinate the organization of Fire Volunteer Squads at the community level; and
(0) assist and facilitate rescue and valuation services to those trapped by fire and other emergency situations.