Local communities have an important role to play during an emergency as they have a clear understanding of the risks and resources within their area.
There is a framework for local communities to work together and with the emergency services.
The Get Prepared Now website has been created to assist communities in becoming more self reliant.
There are guides and templates available on the website and, by accessing the team at the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit for advice and support, communities can work towards becoming more resilient to emergency situations, building a more consistent approach across the county.
This will assist the emergency services by making the extensive resources available in Suffolk communities more visible and accessible.
The website has been developed following a period of consultation with residents across Suffolk from communities that have completed or started an emergency planning process and from those who as yet are still to take steps in formal emergency preparation.