How Lincolnshire Communities can get Involved
No electricity, no telephone, no utilities, nowhere to go.
In an Emergency would you know what to do?
Who will you contact? What information do you need? How will you act?
The community emergency plan and you
The simplest way to answer the questions above is for the community to become resilient. They must have the ability to sustain actions using their own available resources to prepare for, respond to, withstand, and recover from major emergencies and incidents.
A resilient community enhances all activities undertaken by the LRF, including the preservation of life, livelihoods, and the environment by creating a community emergency plan.
Having a plan in place helps a community to sustain and protect its resident until further help arrives.
Communities do come together naturally during a crisis but having a central co-ordinated point can be the difference between an effective response and an ineffectual one.
Lincolnshire’s Resilient Communities Programme has developed a helpful template to help guide this process – just take a look at the downloadable document below:
When was the last time you tested your plan?
…so you’ve got a plan. But have you tested it? Are all your contacts up to date? Does everyone have access to the most recent version?
The LRF recommends that your community emergency plan is updated annually to ensure it remains relevant and ready for action. Once updated, it’s time to test it to make sure everyone knows what to do, where to go, and how to identify gaps to fix.
You can test your community emergency plan at any time through discussion-based scenarios or as a more practical live exercise involving the wider community and volunteers.
To help you, the LRF have created an exercise request portal for all community response teams when testing their plans.
Click on the following link to access the Community Emergency Plan Exercise Request Portal
For assistance with your community emergency plan see our guide here Community Emergency Plans (arcgis.com)
Please find below relevant plan template to create your own community emergency plan: