We all know how much damage can be caused in an emergency.
It’s the county council Emergency Planning team’s job to make sure that Northamptonshire is as prepared as it can be for extreme weather, an accident, or other circumstances that might put us at risk.
Resources on the ground and community preparedness are vital to ensure that danger and lasting damage caused in an incident is minimised.
To do this, we need your help.
What could I do to help in an emergency?
- Join the Emergency Response Corps – As a member of the Corps, you’ll be trained and ready to join the Emergency Planning Team when they need your help. You’ll help run reception centres providing a base for emergency service personnel and a refuge for evacuees.
- Volunteer with our Partners – We work closely with all the emergency service providers and supporting organisations who also rely on volunteer support.
- Become a Community Coordinator – We’ve created a Self-Help Template so you can make sure your community is ready to respond to an emergency as soon as it starts.
- Make sure you’re ready at home – Do you know what you and your family would do if there was an emergency close to home? Find out how you can be best prepared.
Emergency Planning has created a new video to help spread the word about how people should be preparing for their animals in an emergency.
Watch the video now
The video is five minutes long and features Ashleigh and Pudsey talking about how to be prepared in the event of an emergency.
Key messages from the video are:
- Plan for your animal's needs in an emergency.
- Have a suitable carrier, is your animal used to being on a lead?
- Make sure your pet is vaccinated and you have the record card to hand in case it needs to go to kennels.
- Make sure you have your vet's details and any medication to hand.
If you can't evacuate your pet make sure you report this. If you don't know who to tell contact the RSPCA.