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Are you prepared for an emergency?

We are supporting a campaign being run by the Devon and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to encourage and help people make sure they are prepared for an emergency.

Download the leaflet - 'What will you do if it happens to you'

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A new film and leaflet (above) to help people prepare for an emergency has been launched. Both the film and the leaflet encourage you to stay safe and have a clear plan by following five easy steps:

  • Check the radio, television, social media or internet for weather warnings and news that might warn you that an emergency situation is likely to occur.
  • Keep a List of important numbers and details (like insurance policy numbers and prescriptions) to hand.
  • Have an Emergency Bag prepared with items that would help you
  • Know how and when to Act, should the worst happen.
  • This will all help you to Recover better once the emergency has passed.

The affects of past flooding events have emphasised the benefits of taking simple steps in advance, like keeping important documents in a box up off of the floor, but the campaign is not limited to helping those who could be affected by flooding. The advice applies to a variety of emergency situations that could cause people to either be confined to their homes or kept out of them for a number of days.

We are one of the partner organisations that make up the LRF. A forum that brings together experts from the Emergency Services, Local Government and the Health Services, amongst others, to ensure plans are in place to respond to major emergencies, to save lives, contain danger, protect the public and to minimise the effects so we can all return to normality as soon as possible. This campaign reflects the role we all have as individuals to ensure we are as prepared as we can be for an emergency.

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