Local Emergency Planning Committee

Local Emergency Planning Committee


Hello, since I am in the tropical … Paradise of Vanuatu, I thought a relevant question … to cover today would be one that I was asked recently … when I was speaking to somebody from Wales. Their question was about how you can ensure … resilience in rural communities. It doesn’t get much more remote than a Pacific Island … and I have a few points that I wanted to cover. The first one is communication. It is so important that you can let everybody else know … what’s going on. To ensure that you have the … right details that involves some planning. You need to speak to the relevant parties. That could be local businesses or it could be … some emergency providers or aid providers. You need to establish partnerships with these … people and ensure that you have all of their contact … details and ability to contact them. That also comes down to your Communications … infrastructure. If there’s a chance that you’re … going to lose your Communications or get cut … off, then it is important that you … think about that and have some contingencies in place. That could be satellite communications or if you’re … relying on internet telephones you might have some … landline based telephones to try and prevent yourself from … getting cut off. Another thing that has been … covered recently in one of my blogs was supply chain. When these incidents happen; I’ve talked about a lot of things that have happened in … the UK and also in the US. There is always aid available … but the problem usually is getting that aid to the people … who need it. It’s about thinking about … those things in advance, having a planning team … established and getting that aid, that bottled water, those spare clothes to the … people who need it as quickly as possible. If you already have some kind of committee or group … established then they can run point and get that aid through … those lines and get it to where it’s needed most. If you’re trying to establish a group or a committee after … the event has occurred, then there is going to be … delays. If you could get everything … established before the crisis hits then it’s really going to … speed up the ability to get aid into your area and get you … back on your feet so you can enjoy this Tropical Paradise … or if you’re in remote Wales, it will probably not look quite … like this, but you might have some … lovely rolling green fields to enjoy. I’m going to go and enjoy my holiday now – Bye. If you are a Consultant preparing Business … Continuity Plans with clients – save time using our Online … Template. Choose from 1-50 Plan … packages at bcpbuilder.com/join-now

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