Personal Preparedness: Emergency Plan - free downloads and scenarios to help you to BE BETTER PREPARED
Disaster can strike with little or no warning.
It may force you to evacuate your home, work or study place or it may confine you. Basic services such as electricity, water, gas, telephone or the internet may be cut off for extended periods of time.
Emergency services will respond but they cannot reach everyone right away. No one can predict what will happen.
Recent disasters around the world and close to home highlight that you may need to be self-sufficient anywhere from three to ten days or more (read blog what you must plan and prepare for).
What the right level of Emergency Preparedness is for you only you know. However, what may be adequate at one stage in your life may not be sufficient when your situation changes so keep your plan and kit updated.
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.
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.
making your Personal Emergency Plan is easy!
At first, it might seem daunting but preparing your personal emergency plan is actually quite straight forward and easy.
You will be plesantly surprised at how much you already have, how much you already know.
Download our FREE PDF guide to Emergency Preparedness. Follow the easy checklists and useful templates which you can customize to your on personal needs. Maintain, practise and update your plan at least twice a year. Create your own maps, resources & important documents checklists based on resources:
Risk Assessment, Evacuation plan+ Shelter-in-place plan (PDF)
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This is your gateway to FREE emergency preparedness scenarios and lots of useful info and resources. If you run your own business also check out Business Preparedness.
The list of 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 Wiki's Disasters List).
In addition to the 'regular ' Fire Safety/Fire Preparedness, consider the following scenario’s for your Personal Emergency Plan. The following is is a simplified classification after CRED the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. More info on Hazards on Prevention Web (UNISDR)
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 + Tidal Surges | Tsunami Flooding and How to prepare for Flooding
Biological Hazards | Disease | Epidemic | Chemical Hazards Pandemic and How to prepare for infectious Disease Outbreak Chemical Spilland How to prepare for Chemical Spills Mosquitoes – Harmless Nuisance or Threat in the UK? Tick Alert - How to avoid Lyme Disease and TBE
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 Hazards | Space Weather | Impact Impact and Space Weather and Howt to prepare for Rare Disaster Events