Avatar

On Air

Carl Bennett

Now Playing

×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 929
Rate this item
(0 votes)
in News

New handy guide to help Teessiders prepare for emergencies

By Published June 08, 2017

People living on Teesside can be better prepared to deal with emergencies with the publication of a new guide.

Advice and guidance on the kinds of incidents faced by the public from pandemic flu and adverse weather to cyber attacks and power cuts have been brought together in a handy booklet.

The Cleveland Community Risk Register is a useful guide containing emergency telephone numbers, lists of key items to have to hand in the home and advice on what to do in the event of an emergency.

Copies of the Community Risk Register have been distributed to civic centres, libraries and community centres across the Cleveland area and a digital version is available to download free from www.clevelandemergencyplanning.info/information-for-residents/

Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection for Cleveland Fire Brigade and Chair of the Cleveland Local Resilience Forum said: “The Risk Register is crucial for preparing for and responding to emergencies. This latest version of the register contains a range of information of different types of risks faced from flooding to industrial incidents and is aimed at helping communities to be an effective part of the response.

“I would urge all residents to pick up or download a copy, read it and keep in somewhere safe. We hope you’ll never need to use it but in the event of an emergency, key information is contained to help people react in a safe manner.”

The Community Risk Register is a useful way for residents of Cleveland to gain practical knowledge on:

  • What the key risks in the Cleveland area are
  • What the emergency services, local authorities, health and other public sector agencies and utility companies are doing and what support they will provide in an incident
  • What individuals and communities can do to before and during incidents
  • Specific advice on a range of risks included cyber attacks, flooding and utilities failure
Read 492 times Last modified on Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:18
Login to post comments

About

  • Community Voice FM (CVFM) Ltd is not for profit media organisation based in Middlesbrough: we operate a grassroots-led radio station. 104.5 CVFM Radio started broadcasting in August 2009 serving the diverse population of Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas.

Find Us

Contact us

Community Information & Media House 169 Victoria Road
Middlesbrough, TS1 3
01642 688104
www.cvfm.org.uk

Quote

  • Radio will remain necessary to cover news in each region of the world and each country in real time and enable young people to find the musical color of their choice. – Hervé Bourges