Council is the co-ordinator and provides support for the Carrathool Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). The LEMC is comprised of representatives of the NSW Police, State Emergency Service, NSW Fire & Rescue,Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance Service, NSW Health and NSW Industry & Investment (primary industries).
The Committee is active and has completed a series of emergency risk management projects in recent years including developing strategies for Neighbourhood Safer Places in the event of bush-fire and a review of the Hillston Aerodrome Emergency Management Plan.
The LEMC has commenced a formal review of the Carrathool Disaster Management Plan (Displan).
The LEMC is represented at a regional level in District Emergency Management meetings by the Chair of the Committee, Council's Director Works.