Name: What should I do in an emergency
Description: What should I do in an emergency

What should I do in an emergency

The aim is to provide clear, practical advice to help you prepare for and respond to an emergency. A lot of thee information is common sense, but it has saved lives.

It is important that you, your family, businesses and local communities are prepared.

You can significantly reduce the risks for you, your family and your property by being informed and ready to respond to events.

All the responding agencies in Dartford work hard to make sure they are as prepared as they can be in the event of an emergency.

Plans are regularly reviewed, and staff from the emergency services and other agencies take part in simulated emergency exercises and training.

In the first stages of an emergency, the priority will be to protect life and property wherever we can, and then to help communities recover as quickly as possible.

Sometimes a major emergency will only affect one area of the community, at other times it could affect a wider region. Whatever the extent, we will work closely with the media to get information out to you quickly, so that you can assess any likely impact on you and your family.

The following information and the 'What should I do in an emergency?' booklet PDF, 1595.13 KB has been produced by the Kent Resilience Forum - Preparing for emergencies in Kent and Medway.

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Please see the information and advice on the Government's website.

So what's the emergency?

'It'll never happen to me.'

That's what everyone thinks. Until it does.

No matter how careful you are, there are some things you can't control. And any one of them could hit you and your family hard, damage your home severely, or seriously harm your business.

Yet it's not hard to make sure you're properly prepared for an emergency. These pages will tell you how - and help you create your own household emergency plan.

What kind of things are we talking about? Take a look at the event headings below.

Last Updated: 22nd June 2021