This non-executive committee consists of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, the Secretary, the Assistant-Secretary, the Treasurer, the Team Leader, the Training Officer and the Equipment Officer.
Committee members are elected at our Annual General Meeting in January of each year and in addition a general meeting of team member is held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Sub-committees are elected to oversee fund-raising, training and equipment requirements and report to the monthly general meeting.
All financial and operational pre-planning decisions are made by the membership at the monthly meeting and usually follow the recommendations of the sub-committees.
The team has a written constitution, in which it lays down the objectives of the team, the basic criteria for membership and the responsibilities of the committee members.
The team also has a written Members Charter in which it lays down the full criteria for membership of the team. It also documents the individual members responsibilities to the team and the teams responsibilities to its members.
All work of the team that is not part of an incident is termed pre-planning. Pre-planning includes all training, meetings and equipment maintenance and preparation for the next incident. The unique aspect of the organisation of the team is that while pre-planning is conducted on a democratic basis, the Team Leader has total control of all operation desicions during an incident. To assist the Team Leader during an incident, an incident management team is formed to review information and advise the Team Leader.