Emergencies

Planning for an emergency

Planning for hazards such as storms, floods and bushfires is essential. The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Local Emergency Management Committee is responsible for:

  • Preventing and preparing for emergencies
  • Coordinating emergency responses
  • Helping with recovery efforts

The Committee is made up of representatives from councils, NSW Police, Ku-ring-gai State Emergency Service (SES), NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and other local organisations.

Emergency alert

Emergency alert is a national telephone warning system that aims to save lives by letting people know about threats such as bushfire as early as possible. When danger is imminent, authorised groups such as NSW Police or the NSW SES can send a warning message to residents in high risk areas.

Emergency alerts are sent in the form of:

  • Recorded voice messages to landline numbers based on handset location
  • Text messages to mobile phones based on billing address

Weather warnings

Visit Bureau of Meteorology to check for extreme weather warnings.

What happens in an emergency?

In the case of an emergency, call 000

NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW, the SES and the RFS are often the first on the scene in an emergency. Welfare, transport and health organisations also provide essential services.

Emergency contacts

Police, fire, ambulance

NSW Rural Fire Service

Fire and Rescue NSW

NSW State Emergency Service

Ku-ring-gai State Emergency Service

Ministry for Police and Emergency Services