Community Emergency Plan

A number of incidents can affect a community and depending on the scale of the event, it can be some time before outside help arrives.

If you are setting up a new Community Resilience Group you should develop a plan for how your group supports the community and the emergency response. These resources can help you plan:

  • a community emergency plan toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to help produce a Community Emergency Plan;
  • this community emergency plan template provides an outline of the key information plans should include;
  • you can find information about whether you will need insurance to cover the group’s activities here or by contacting your local authority (details below).

A Community Emergency Plan combines local knowledge and forward planning to:

  • help the community help itself before outside assistance arrives;
  • help the community work effectively with emergency responders;
  • help keep disruption to a minimum, safeguard the most vulnerable and speed up the return to normality. 

When your Community Emergency Plan has been developed, it is important to share the details with all members of your community to get their views and ensure they feel that the plan works for them.  Your plan should be regularly practiced, reviewed and updated to ensure it meets the changing needs of your community and that the plan will work in an emergency.

Further guidance on developing a Community Emergency Plan can be found on the .GOV.UK website or by contacting your Emergency Planning Department at your local authority (details below):

Wirral residents - Wirral Council are currently running a campaign to recruit emergency volunteers.  For further details and how to register please visit their website.