How well would your community respond to an emergency situation? This guide to community emergency planning is important reading for Cumbrian Parish Councils.

Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association Blog

EMERGENCY PLAN FOR COMMUNITIES by Valerie Ayre

The Communities sub group of Cumbria Local Resilience Forum recently produced a 10-step emergency planning toolkit to help communities plan how they could assist in the response to local emergencies.

Early action on the ground can help reduce the initial impact of an emergency and help communities prepare for the longer term recovery.

The toolkit enables communities to produce their own plans which can then be validated by the emergency response agencies in Cumbria.

The toolkit is supported by a 10 minute video case study with details of Keswick’s community emergency plan, which was prompted by the 2005 floods.

Communities in Cumbria can create their own plan and draw on their local knowledge, skills and resources to help them in emergency situations.

Steps in the plan include not only identifying skills and resources but also look at legal issues and how to test…

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