Across the District communities are always looking to improve their resilience in the event of an emergency, and a booklet has been produced by the Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum to make the task easier.
The ‘Are You Ready?’ booklet provides clear practical advice to help people prepare for and respond to an emergency. Advice includes: devising a family emergency plan; looking out for neighbours; establishing emergency friends; community alarm systems; and coping with severe weather, security incidents and loss of power.
“This is an extremely useful resource,” said Cllr Sue Coakley, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for community resilience. “A lot of the information in the booklet is basic common sense, but bringing it all together has the power to actually save lives.”
‘Are You Ready?’ had been designed so that people can refer to it easily and quickly in a wide range of emergency situations, and it also provides some very useful checklists and contact numbers.
You can download a copy of the booklet now:
Queries about the booklet should be directed to:
Gloucestershire County Council Civil Protection Team
Tri Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX.
Tel: 01452 888764.
Via press release from Cotswold District Council.