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Home Emergency Plan

Emergency Plan

Your Personal Emergency Plan - free downloads and scenarios to help you to BE BETTER PREPARED

Disaster can strike with little or no warning.


It might force you to evacuate your home, work or study place or it might confine you. Basic services such as electricity, water, gas, telephone might be cut off for extended periods of time.

Emergency services will respond but they cannot reach everyone right away. No one can predict what might happen.


It pays to be prepared.   


Recent disasters around the world and close to home highlight that you may need to be self-sufficient anywhere from three to ten days. 

What the right level of Emergency Preparedness is for you only you know. However, what might be adequate at one stage in your life might not be sufficient when your situation changes so keep your plan and kit updated.

Most important:

 you can cope by making a Personal Emergency Plan

Knowing what to do and where to go, being equipped and prepared is your best protection for any real emergency or disaster.

 3 steps to prepa: get a kit, make a pan, be informed


Forming wider networks of skills and resources with extended family, friends and neighbours is also important. No one is ever alone in a major incident. Only by giving and receiving help can people cope with disaster events.

preparing a Personal Emergency Plan is easy!

It might at first seem daunting but preparing your Emergency Plan is actually quite straight forward and easy.

You will be surprised at how much you already have, how much you already know.



Download our FREE PDF guide to Emergency Preparedness  (latest version May 2015) Follow the easy checklists and useful templates which you can customize to your on personal use. Maintain, practise and update your plan at least twice a year. Create your own maps, resources & important documents checklists.

  1. Risk Assessment - Evacuation plan + Shelter-in-place plan (on PDF download)
  2. Stock Emergency Supplies - Go Bag list + Disaster Survival Kit list
  3. Communications Plan (see template on PDF download)


And while you're here, check out our Resilience BLOG where we talk in depth about Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Resilience and drop by our virtual library. We also have a resources directory Ready for Emergencies you may find useful and more information specifically on Business Continuity and School Emergency Preparedness.


Download the brilliant UK Red Cross Emergency App to track alert for places and people you determine. For a current world-wide map of ongoing disasters see GDACS Current Alerts (UN+EC Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) and check out project emBRACE,building resilience to disasters amongst communities in Europe. 


Pages are being continually updated; thanks for bearing with us if not all is perfect just yet. Anything you're missing here or if you're interested in writing for EVAQ8 simply contact news@evaq8.co.uk, thanks! 


This is your gateway to FREE Emergency Preparedness Scenarios and lots of useful info and resources.

The list of Natural Disasters that have affected the United Kingdom in the past is surprisingly long and includes: disease, storms, tornados, severe flooding, earthquake, tsunami, extreme cold with avalanches and blizzards as well as heat waves (see Natural Disasters List).

Other than the 'regular ' Firesafety Tips, consider the following scenario’s for your Emergency Plan. This is a simplified classification following CRED the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters.

Meteorological Hazards - Severe Weater - Climate Change Meteorological + Climatological Hazards |  Severe Weather  |  Climate Change
Storm and How to prepare for a Storm
Severe Winter and How to prepare for a Severe Winter
Heatwave and How to prepare for a Heatwave
Hydrological Hazards | Flooding | Wave Action | Storm Surges Hydrological Hazards | Flooding | Wave Action | Storm + Tidal Surges | Tsunami
Flooding and How to prepare for Flooding

Biological Hazards| Epidemic | Animal accidents /infestations Biological Hazards | Disease | Epidemic | Chemical Hazards
Pandemic and How to prepare for infectious Disease Outbreak
Chemical Spill and How to prepare for Chemical Spills
Geophysical | Earthquake | Landslide | Volcano Geophysical Hazards | Earthquake | Landslide | Volcano
Earthquake and How to prepare for an Earthquake
Volcano and How to prepare for  the wider impacts of volcanic activity
Extra-terrestrial | Impact | Space Weather

Extra-terrestrial Hazards | Space Weather | Impact
Impact and Space Weather and Howt to prepare for Rare Disaster Events 


Important other considerations:

Utility Shut-Off Safety for Emergency Preparendess

Crowd Safety and How to be safe/prepare for Crowd Events, unrest 

Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults; Elders and vulnerable people

Disaster Preparedness with Pets how to keep your pet safe

.. and somewhat 'tongue-in-cheek 'Festival Survival' Guide Top tips for an amazing summer 

Also, you may want to read Hazards and Risks – what’s the difference and why does it matter? (EVAQ8 Resilience Blog) and if you are realy keen to learn from the pro's, check out some scenario information as given by the HYDRA/MINERVA user group.



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