Six steps to
Being disaster resilient means being prepared to help keep people safe and get them back on their feet after a disaster or emergency.
Community organisations are well placed to support clients, staff and volunteers to become more prepared. There are simple actions you can take now to help people for when they may be at their most vulnerable, during an emergency; a time when you may not be able to support them in the way you usually would.
When Step 5 is complete your organisation will:
Community organisations are well placed and have a responsibility to support clients, staff and volunteers to become more prepared for disasters and emergencies.
Being prepared is really important as it can enable people to avoid risks. It is helpful to plan what actions can be taken beforehand as it can be challenging to determine what to do in the midst of an emergency.
In many instances, staff and volunteers are members of the community in which they work. That means that when your organisation and clients are impacted by an emergency, your staff and volunteers probably will be too.
REDiPlan is Red Cross’ all-hazards emergency preparedness tool that can be used by people and households throughout Australia.