The Community Emergency and Engagement (C2E) Committees is the community Emergency Preparedness (EP) Unit formed in each constituency. The C2E Committees is the amalgamation of the former Emergency Preparedness Group and Civil Defence Executive Committees. After the recent boundary spilt after election, a brand new C2E Committee has been formed. Till date, the number of C2E Committee stands at 16 and it is being headed by Mr Rendy Low. We are still in the midst of recruiting potential C2E members.
C2E Committees help strengthen community resilience by involving residents, grassroots leaders, educational institutions, business, religious, voluntary welfare organisations and other community partners in Community Emergency Preparedness programmes. Each of the 84 constituencies has formed a C2E Committees to enhance our capability to effectively respond to, and quickly recover from any emergency.
What are the roles and functions of the C2E Committees?
During peace time, C2E Committees develop and maintain the Community Emergency Preparedness plans, structures and systems. The C2E Committees also organise exercises and EP activities to be prepared for emergencies and to ensure operational readiness. C2E Committees partner various government emergency authorities to educate the community about Community Emergency Preparedness.
During times of emergency, C2E Committees will respond by coordinating community resources and grassroots’ emergency response efforts. Together with other grassroots organisations, the C2E Committees will also help emergency authorities to disseminate critical information and collect feedback and will help defuse community tension and restore public confidence and normalcy.
On an annual basis, C2E will have their team-building sessions and first-aid training for the members. C2E will also hold the emergency preparedness activity on a bi-annual basis.