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12 May 2011, 12:04 | Updated: 12 May 2011, 12:10
The Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum (BLLRF) is targeting busy residents on the go, by tweeting emergency advice on a dedicated Twitter feed.
It is hoped the topical tweets will help Bedfordshire communities prepare for emergencies such as traffic incidents, adverse weather conditions, flooding or flu pandemic.
By taking a few minutes out to organise an evacuation plan in case of a fire, or putting together an emergency kit with food and water, residents will help create resilience to minimise the effects of a major emergency, and help keep their families and communities safe.
The Twitter advice is issued by the What Would You Do If? campaign, which is run by the Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum (BLLRF), compromised of the emergency services, local councils and other statutory organisations who would work together in an emergency situation. BLLRF aim to prepare the residents of Bedfordshire for any emergency.
Mrs Katherine Govier, Bedfordshire Police Assistant Chief Constable and Chair of BLLRF said: “We all lead such busy lives that it’s easy to forget about the basics which could make such a difference in the event of an emergency. If you’re a Tweeter, following http://twitter.com/#!/what_would will provide you with regular updates to help you stay prepared.”
As well as the launch of a dedicated Twitter feed @what_would, the campaign also has a website www.whatwouldyoudoif.co.uk packed full of advice on topical matters with links to emergency advice.