The ODPEM is the National coordinating agency which has responsibility for Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction while the KSAC EOC is the parish coordinating unit with the same responsibilities. The ODPEM coordinates through Committees the main one being the National Disaster Committee which is chaired by the Prime Minister and meets at least once per year. This committee comprises all agencies that play an integral part in Disaster Management at the national level. At the Parish level there is a Parish Disaster Coordinator and a Parish Disaster Committee. The Parish Disaster Committee is headed by the Mayor/ Custos and submits reports on the preparedness of the parish based on reports from the members of the committee.