Prepare your community for emergencies
A community may be the local area where you live, just you and a few neighbours or an official Community Forum. In reality we all belong to a number of “communities”, they could be people who live near you, a sports club you belong to, a religious group you attend, your Parish Council etc.
By working together before, during and after an emergency you will be assisting the emergency services who will be very busy, you will also be lessening the impact of the emergency on your community. Depending on the nature and scale of the emergency there is a possibility that the emergency services may not be able to reach the scene immediately, e.g. large scale flooding.
In such circumstances, the initial response may rely entirely on local people.
You, your friends, neighbours or if you are part of a community groups could:
- help your neighbours in snow/icy conditions
- write a local emergency plan
- sign up to receive flood warnings
- have a community store of emergency equipment
You can read the Government's Preparing for Emergencies: Guide for communities, accessible from their website. EPC Resilience is the UK's leading centre for organisational resilience, delivering emergency and crisis management, business continuity, cyber resilience, event and public safety training, exercising and consultancy services