New booklet helps prepare for emergencies

Release date: 28 November 2018

Across the District communities are always looking to improve their resilience in the event of an emergency, and a booklet has been produced by the Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum to make the task easier.  

The ‘Are You Ready?’ booklet provides clear practical advice to help people prepare for and respond to an emergency.

Advice includes: devising a family emergency plan; looking out for neighbours; establishing ‘emergency friends; community alarm systems; and coping with severe weather, security incidents and loss of power.

Cllr Paul Hiett, Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for communities, welcomes the ‘Are You Ready?’ booklet,

“It’s very useful to have this booklet easy to hand as it brings together a wide range of common sense precautions to cope with emergency situations.  It has been designed so that people can refer to it easily and quickly, and it also provides some very useful checklists and contact numbers.”

You can download a copy of the booklet on the Forest of Dean DC website now.

Queries about the booklet should be directed to:

Gloucestershire County Council Civil Protection Team

Tri Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX

Tel: 01452 888764



Notes for Editors

The Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum is the principal mechanism for multi-agency cooperation under the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004.  Participants include local emergency services, NHS, Public Health England, all Gloucestershire district councils, and Gloucestershire County Council,

The aim of the LRF is: ‘To co-ordinate effective and efficient integrated emergency management arrangements within the County of Gloucestershire and to meet the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004’.


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