Summary
Steps to think about why and how you can help your community be prepared.

Key Points:

  • This document provides a number of case studies to help give an impression of how you could help your community become more resilient.
    • What could you do to help:
      • Contribute skills, work with local emergency responders, keep safe and talk to each other.
    • How this helps:
      • Communities that are risk aware, connected and informed, that make use of local skills and competencies are better equipped for emergencies.
    • Develop an emergency plan:
      • Consider which communities you belong to; contact existing networks to work with; choose a representative; establish a community emergency group and formulate a plan.
  • Links for individual and household resilience planning is given along with where to find further information on emergency planning and local government roles and responsibilities.