The Lord Howe Island Board is not a first responder. In the case of an emergency phone Triple Zero 000
State Emergency Service
The NSW SES is the emergency agency responsible to assist the public during periods of storms, floods, and tsunamis. The Lord Howe Island Local Unit is managed and manned by volunteers. It is also the first response rescue unit for road, industrial, domestic and other rescue incidents on the Island.
The LHIB has a responsibility to provide administrative support and assist in the provision of plant, labour, and equipment when requested during emergencies.
Rural Fire Service
The NSW RFS is the emergency agency responsible to prevent and extinguish fires in all areas of the Island.
RFS Management is through an elected committee structure and assisted by mainland RFS professional employees.
The LHIB financially supports the operation of the local fire service through the local government contribution scheme and directly assists in the provision of plant, labour, and equipment when requested during emergencies.
Local Emergency Management Committee
The LEMC comprises representatives from all local emergency and support agencies including the LHIB, which also provides the committee’s administrative services. It is responsible for the planning, preparation, response, and recovery of all matters relating to emergencies that may affect the local community.