Protect yourself and your family
Being prepared can help reduce the impact of events on you and your loved ones, reduce the level of support you need from other people and the emergency services and enable you to support others.
There are many types of incident that may require us to leave our homes or cause disruption to our everyday lives. This includes emergencies such as a fire, gas explosion or flooding.
Recovery from an emergency can be a complex and long running process. A resilient community will not only be better prepared to respond at the time of an emergency, but will be better equipped to recover in the long term.
Protect your home
Home Emergency Action Plan
Click on the blue text above to download the booklet, which has been put together to give you some basic information on how you can help yourself and your family in emergencies.
Warning & Informing
The emergency services, local councils, the Environment Agency or local volunteers may relay information to your community. This may include advice on potential incidents and keeping you safe, as well as particular areas to avoid.
Go In, Stay In, Tune In
In the event of an emergency, keeping safe is important. Tuning in to your local radio station as well as using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook pages of your local fire or police force, will help you keep informed and safe.
Protect your business
The LRF also works directly with businesses and other local organisations to improve their resilience.
For further information please see How to Prepare your Business for Business Continuity.
How LRF members help protect you
Preparing for emergencies
Most emergencies are dealt with by the emergency services but occasionally an incident is more serious and requires them to work together, or with other organisations.
Training & Exercising
Training and exercising tests plans that are developed across the LRF and builds the skills responders need for the variety of challenges they may face.
Learning from emergencies
Multi-agency emergencies are thankfully rare. However, when they do happen, it's essential we learn as much as possible from them to prepare for the future.
Groups of independent organisations who help to support the main responders, before, during and after emergencies.
If you are ever a person who is directly affected by an act of Terrorism
How you can get support
The UK Victims of Terrorism Unit is a dedicated team set up to support people directly affected by an act of Terrorism. The Unit will react rapidly to a Terrorism event, acting as a single point of truth, at what can be a confusing and worrying time.
Contacting the VTU
The UK Victims of Terrorism Unit can be reached via their website (click on the blue text above). The website offers a substantial amount of information about the support available.
The Victims of Terrorism Unit continue to work with non Government organisations who support people, post incident i.e. immediately after an act of Terrorism, the NHS and with Family Liaison Officers.