Responding

Remember if there is a fire or immediate danger in your home, don’t stop to collect anything (that includes your Emergency Grab Bag) Just:

Get Out, Stay Out and Call Out the Fire Service on 999. Do NOT go back into the building until told it is safe to do so. 

In certain situations, you may be asked to leave your home by the emergency services. If this happens, leave as quickly and calmly as possible. If you have time:

  • Turn off electricity, gas and water supplies, unplug appliances and lock all doors and windows
  • Pick up your Emergency Grab Bag and anything else you think you may need.
  • If you leave by car, take bottled water and blankets and tune into your local radio for emergency advice and instructions.

If the emergency is widespread your local community may have drawn up a Community Emergency Plan and have a Community Response Team in place to assist you. This may include places of safety and where you will have access to necessary information and support.

The Home Emergency Action Plan contains an emergency check list that should be followed in the event of an incident where you are required to use the booklet.