Emergencies can have serious impacts on lives and property. We encourage you to ‘Get Prepared’ to help yourself, your family, your community and your business should the unexpected happen. Getting prepared will also enable our partners and emergency responders to help those most in need such as elderly or vulnerable people.
What is an emergency?
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 defines an emergency as: an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the UK, the environment of a place in the UK, or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the UK.
What should you do in an emergency?
- If an emergency occurs dial 999 and alert the appropriate emergency service.
- If the building is on fire – Get Out, Stay Out and Call 999.
- If there is no fire or other dangers in the building, consider the – Go In, Stay In, Tune In rule.
- If possible and safe, pass on warnings to neighbours and check on the vulnerable people living near to you.
- Limit phone calls – it keeps lines free. Someone may be trying to contact you!