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The following is a simplified way of splitting resources links into three distinct categories. However, we encourage anyone looking through this directory to pick the references most appropriate to them irrespective of categories. Some of the listings are sourced internationally because often information and know how is transferrable. UK Local Councils are mandated to build Resilient Communities which includes individuals, many different types of groups and business. We recommend you start with the List of Local Resilene Forums Emergency Planning Units and/or  ReadyScotland | Northern Ireland Civil Contingengies. These links to their websites which increasingly make relevant local information readily available. The table below is regularly reviewed and updated but sometimes resources disappear or move without us knowing. Thank you for bearing with us if not all is perfect.

Business | Emergency and Disaster Preparedness ResourcesIndividuals and Families | Emergency and Disaster Preparedness ResourcesComunities & Schools | Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Resources

Preparing for Emergencies | Business Continuity ¦ Risk Assessment | Dynamic Lockdown Procedures (GOV.UK) | 

SME guide to terrorism PoolRe

Project Griffin - Industry Self Delivery (security, crowded places; launched 20/4/2016)

Business Continuity Planning for Museums and Galleries (Gov UK); Crowded Places Guidance (June2017 NaCTSO)

BSI Business Continuity

Business Continuity Planning National College for Teaching and Leadership (DSBM Phase 3 Module 3: Planning strategic initiatives in schools)

Preparing your Business (by London.gov) Business Continuity and Business Resilience Resources hub

UK National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies (NRR); 

Guidance on decontamination of buildings, infrastructure and open environment (HAZMAT, CBRN) 

PIRATE Project: Public Information Response After Terrorist Events (framework for developing communication strategies) 

Climate change adaptation: A changing climate for business (UKCIP)

SESAME project Flooding and Small Business

HRVA Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Toolkit (Canada Gov)

Disaster Lit: resource for Disaster Medicine+Public Health (US Gov) 

CSSC Advice to Business

NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) inc advise on crowded places

Emergency Preparedness / Gov.uk, Guidance on part 1 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 revised March 2012

HSE Health & safety legislation; 

HPA Compendium Chemical Hazards

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs guidance) - BBC; also see EVAQ8 Personal Emergency Plan; NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities

International Disaster Database EM-DAT


EVAQ8 Blog  and preparedness hub

GovUK: preparing for emergencies find out about local plans; NHS direct; NHS Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)

Mobile APPS for Emergency Preparedness: useful list by US HHS, many applicable worldwide; 

Family Preparedness: UNESCO Parent's Guide to Disaster Risk ReductionHow to be Prepared for an Emergency (German Gov Publications; Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance)  ready.gov (US), UK Gov Emergency Planning; EVAQ8 Emergency Preparedness with childen;

CDC Personal Preparedness for older adults and their carers

BBC connecting in a crisis; List of UK radio stations
 UK mobile phone coverage
; Open Signal 

Flooding and Coastal Change detailed advice (Environment Agency);River and Sea Levels for England (beta);  Driving through floods (Smart Driving); Q&A Floodinsurance Which; EVAQ8 page on Prepare for flooding

UK DEFRA air quality latest; MET Office Air Quality;  IRIS seismic monitoring;

MET office: Severe Weather AdviceNHS Winter Health advice; EVAQ8 Preparedness for Severe Winter and Storm;

Heatwave Plan for England (UK Gov); Heat Health Watch (MetOffice); NHS Summer Health

advice with Pets NAWT

Public Health England Emergency Contacts; European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC; US CDC Center for Disease Control & Prevention; WHO Disease Outbreak News

Evacuating London - Operation Sassoon; Planning for Emergencies in the capital ; COBR;

'Just in time' Mitigation Videos: flood; fire; lightening; earthquake;

Disaster Preparedness Tokyo (households) 2015 





National Flood Resilience Review (09/2016); The National Flood Forum; The Flood Advisory Service; Northamptonshire Flood Toolkit;

NaCTSO counter terrorism publications 

Preparedness & Resilience for schools Schools

UN/UNESCO Teacher's Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

Resilience in Society: Integrated Emergency Management (IEM), infrastructure, communities and business

Case Study (PDF) – Developing Community Resilience through Schools (Essex County Council, 2011); TES article The importance of an effective business continuity plan (03/2017)

Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART), University of Oklahoma

NASUWT Adverse Weather Bulletin (2017)

Critical Incident Manual (Ealing Grid For Learning)

School Emergency Planning, Nottinghamshire

Critical Incidents in Schools, Hertfordshire School Administration

First Aid guidance for schools, GOV UK

Book: School Resilience Planning (2010); Book Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters: The Role for Schools, Youth, and Families (2010)

Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams)

 UK campaigns: 30days30waysUK; Get WinterreadyFloods Destroy; London Flood Week 2017;  




Business: useful dowloads for Business Preparedness

Individuals: useful downloads  for Personal Preparedness

Communities: useful downloads for Community Preparedness

HM Gov: guide to making your premises safe from fire

Prepare your property for flooding (Environment Agency); EVAQ8 page on Prepare for flooding

The Role of the Fire Warden - YouTube

HSE - Basic advice on First Aid at Work

HSE - First Aid at Work

Management of First Aid - A Handbook for First Aiders by
Manchester Metropolitan University

PEEP template (word doc)

FCA, Business Continuity Management Practice Guide 2006

DH Gov: (2002) Infection Control in the built Environment pdf

Dowload our free template or see the many Household Emergency Plans as per local council's Local Resilience Forum ; also Create an Emergency Plan (interactive), Ready Scotland / Personal FLood Plan (UK Gov)

Helping children cope with disaster Parent's guide for helping children in wake of disaster

Ray Mears Extreme Survival - BBC on YouTube; EVAQ8 YouTube playlists

Map Reading and Land Navigation skills PDF (Field Manual FM 3-25.26); Take me fishing - basic angler guide; Simple knots (PDF, scouts); SAS Survival Handbook

RedCross: pocket size First Aid Tips; WikiBooks: First Aid / CDC Chemical Hazads

VNH: Directory of Military / Naval and Humanitarian Medicine and Disaster Medicine Textbooks

Field manual (WHO) - communicable disease control in emergencies; Interim Infection Control Recommendations Ebola 2008 (WHO)

Floods - the awesome power (NOAA)

Radiation Basics (CDC training videos)

Disaster Action (charity) free leaflets for people affected

Video Series Just In Time

Gov.UK: Community Emergency Plan Toolkit & Template (pdf)

HIRA Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Workbook (Ontario, CA)

Disaster Prparedness Tokyo (2015)

2011 NaCTSO on education institutions PDF; 2009 NaCTSO guidlines;
Helping children cope with disaster ReadyGov; (also American Red Cross pdf); 

Video (US) Triage for Teachers; SAR Search & Rescue for Teachers; elementary School Lockdown


Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Legislation UK)

Power cuts: 105 (in effect since 04/2016 Guardian)

Water: report burst water mains / British Gas Emergency contact  0800 111 999



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Emergency phone numbers UK:

999 immediate emergency assistance (fire, police, medical)

0800 789 321 Anti Terrorist Hotline

0800 111 999 National Gas Emergency Number

101 police (non-emergency) |  111 NHS urgent care service

Emergency SMS service | 105 power cut

List of useful Emergency Preparedness apps UK (coming soon)

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