Firecrews Preparing Us For Emergencies

2 September 2018, 11:50 | Updated: 5 September 2018, 08:13

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Firefighters across Cambridgeshire are teaming up with local councils, the NHS and the Environment Agency; to help us better prepare for emergency situations - severe weather, prolonged power cut, heatwave, large smoke plume, chemical leaks…

Until Sept 30th, the agencies will post daily messages on their social media channels relating to the 'be prepared' theme.

Posts will cover advice for flooding, severe weather, highways issues, evacuating in an emergency, loss of power, useful links, handy phone numbers and much more.

Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Resilience Forum, Chief Fire Officer Chris Strickland said:

"We all hope that we are never in an emergency situation but incidents can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone. Being prepared and knowing what to do in an emergency can limit the impact of the emergency on you, your family and the community and help the recovery process.

As responders to emergency incidents we plan, prepare and exercise for a whole host of different incidents and the impacts and consequences these would have on our local communities.

But the public have large role to play too in order to help the response operation go smoothly and a large part of that is being prepared and knowing what to do in a situation.

"We hope that by taking part in the #30Days30Ways campaign we can share a lot of useful information that people can learn from and act upon to help keep them and their families safe."

Cambs Fire and Rescue say follow them at @cambsfire on twitter or facebook or any of the other agencies taking part.