Prepare your home & family

The chances of you being caught up in a major incident or emergency are low. Nevertheless they do and have happened within Thames Valley.

You don’t panic when a light bulb goes out because you know how to replace it. Have you ever thought what you would do if you found yourself in a situation that was out of the ordinary? For example, if you were flooded by a burst water main, if you were evacuated from your home following a gas leak in your road or you were stuck in a traffic jam for several hours during a heat wave.

Being prepared in advance means that you will deal with the issue more effectively at the time. If you know what to do in advance then you are more likely to make the right choices - and it can be very easy to prepare a plan for your home and family.

To help you plan for emergencies the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum have prepared a booklet that informs you of how you and your family can be better prepared.

The booklet is available in a number of formats; it can be read online by clicking on the picture below; you can listen to the audio version of chapters listed below  of If you would prefer to have a printed copy please contact TVLRF by the methods listed in the Contact Us page. 

Are you ready for emergencies?Are You Ready Booklet Cover

Check out our new online booklet Are You Ready (PDF 1,387KB) updated January 2017 which tests if you are ready and gives advice on what to do to prepare for emergencies.

If you would rather listen to the chapters please follow the links below: