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How to build emergency preparedness and disaster resilience

Your organisation works hard to support your clients and community to live their lives to their best ability. What would happen to the people that rely on you if something was to happen that meant that your services were compromised or had to be discontinued for a period of time due to a disaster?

A study conducted by ACOSS found that most Community Services Organisations would be highly vulnerable and unprepared if faced with an extreme weather event or natural disaster. 50% believed that they would be unable to operate for at least a week if an extreme weather event severely damaged their service centres or offices and 25% believed that this damage could cause their service to close permanently.*

There are a number of resources that you can use to help your organisation be better prepared for an emergency, allowing you to continue to serve your community or re-open your services faster to support your clients in difficult times.

ACOSS TOOLKIT

PEOPLE AT RISK IN EMERGENCIES FRAMEWORK

ON THE FRONTLINE IN EMERGENCIES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANISATIONS

Contact your local Council for information about local emergency risks and local government plans for response and recovery.  

* https://www.nccarf.edu.au/publications/extreme-weather-climate-change-community-sector

 

 

Published Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May 2019