Hopefully the majority of people will never find themselves involved in an emergency or major incident. However, it Is sensible to prepare for the worst and be in a position to help you and your family if such an event happens. Some sensible precautions are advisable which will help keep everyone safe, prior to emergency assistance arriving.
*** PPE - call for action ***
Wiltshire & Swindon LRF is working with fellow responders across the South West and are grateful to businesses and others for their support in providing essential PPE supplies. PPE continues to present a huge challenge, and a national request is being made of organisations or others able to help with making PPE such as visors and gowns for our frontline workers. If you think you may be able to assist please use the following link to check the required specifications and register your offer here.
Posted under "Being Prepared at Home"
This checklist has been created to assist businesses in the lead up to Black Friday, Christmas and the New Year. During this period we can see a significant increase in the number of people visiting retail and night time economy premises.
This checklist will help to ensure that the right protective security measures are in place.
All local agencies are fully committed to responding to and supporting our communities at times of emergency and crisis. However, to minimise the impact of such situations the most powerful response is for communities to get together themselves beforehand to produce their own Community Emergency Plan.
Our philosophy within the LRF is to promote 'Community Resilience' which is about enabling people, businesses and communities to help themselves be better prepared in an emergency. This can be done in a number of ways, for example, by individual households - please see our [Are You Ready?](/media/downloads/are_you_ready_brochure.pdf) booklet.
You may find it useful to complete the details on this page and keep them somewhere easily accessible to you – on your fridge door for example.
Emergencies happen. There will be times when you may be affected by an emergency but your life is not in immediate danger. During this time you need to know how to help yourself and those around you.
This advice is designed to help you and your family prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of events that disrupt your daily lives.