There are times when, due to situations totally out of anyone’s
control communities could find themselves isolated and alone for
some time. Severe weather springs to mind, the recent floods across
the country have demonstrated the need of communities to be able to
manage until outside help arrives. At particular risk are the
elderly and vulnerable, communities must therefore be prepared to
aid those incapable of aiding themselves.
In an emergency affecting life or property call 999.
The Local Authorities within the Local Resilience Forum area (Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington) will look after the community as community leaders, ensuring that the population, its parishes and towns receive the best care possible. However, resources are not endless and we have to ensure they reach those in most need, and that they employed to maximum effect. This cannot be achieved without the assistance of the community, the very people it seeks to protect. Community emergency planning is therefore a vital element of Community Preparedness.