After an Emergency

Once an emergency incident and any risk to people, property and/or the environment has been dealt with the recovery phase will begin for you, your family and your community;

  • follow the actions for consideration outlined in ‘After an Emergency’ of the Protecting Your Home section;
  • if you used your Community Emergency Plan remember it is very useful to take time to evaluate what happened.  You need to consider what went and did not go well and what could be done differently in the future;
  • sometimes after a large scale emergency there is a “multi-agency” debrief with all of the emergency responders involved.  Individual organisations frequently debrief their own personnel.  It may be useful for you to consider doing the same;
  • revisit your Community Emergency Plan and update it, as appropriate, taking into consideration the lessons learned from the emergency.