Further Advice and Links: How to Protect Yourself in the Event of a Large Scale Emergency
Over the past few years the Emergency Services, Local Authorities and other key emergency responders have been working to plan for and respond to emergencies effectively.
However to improve the 'resilience' of our communities i.e. the ability to respond to and cope with emergencies, it is important that everyone is aware of ways to protect yourself and others around you.
Some food for thought........
* Have you read Government guidance on how to protect yourself in the event of an emergency? (If not, please follow this link and read on..!)
* If there was a large-scale emergency tomorrow, would you be prepared?
* Is there anything you can do to feel more prepared for a large-scale emergency?
* Do you know someone who might be vulnerable in an emergency? Is there anything you could do to support them?
* If you feel you might be vulnerable in an emergency e.g. English is not your first language, or you have problems with mobility, try to arrange in advance someone that could help you e.g. a friend or neighbour
* Have you ever considered volunteering your time to a Voluntary Organisation involved in an emergency response?
The Council's Emergency Planning Partners
The Council works closely with our partners to develop and improve our emergency response and to improve the resilience of our communities.
Further Information for Specific Emergencies
There are many different types of emergency which can be caused by many different things e.g. severe weather, terrorism, toxic chemical spills or radiation release.
Follow the links below for practical advice on ways to protect yourself:
- Advice for protecting yourself against flooding
- Advice for protecting yourself during heatwaves
- Advice for protecting yourself from chemical or radiation release
- UK severe weather warnings (Met Office: external site)
For information about emergencies abroad, visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website (external site)
Coping With Disaster
People who have been involved in a large-scale emergency can be affected in different ways and at different times. It is therefore important to be aware of these affects and ways to support anyone who may have been affected.
Follow this link for advice to people affected by disasters from the Manchester Area Bereavement Forum and Manchester City Council.