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Helping you in an emergency

The Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF) has been set up to provide information to the public to warn and inform about emergencies. Our aim is to make you aware when there is a risk of an emergency and what our planned response will be and also to provide you with information and advice as necessary at the time of an emergency.

We hope you will find this website of assistance and interest.

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For area specific risk in formation within Norfolk please see the following sections:

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About the NRF (NRF)

The Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF) provides information to the public to help them plan and prepare for an emergency that may affect our county.

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Preparing your Home

Emergencies happen.  Find out how you and your family can prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

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Preparing your Community

Community Resilience – using local resources and knowledge to help themselves during an emergency.

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Preparing your Business

Whether you are a large or SME business, have you got the ability to respond swiftly to an emergency?

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Wednesday- Looking after yourself, Personal Resilience- 5 Minutes of your time is worth….

1) Preparing your own Emergency Kit. Do you have an emergency kit? Either for home, work or for your car? It should include emergency contact numbers, a wind up torch and Radio.
2) Copies of important documents like insurance policies or have electronic copies on an encrypted memory stick.

3) Thinking about what makes your business susceptible to crime and plan to reduce your risks. Take care to ensure doors and access gates are always locked at the end of the day, and attractive equipment is out of sight.

4) Managing your privacy settings for mobile applications and online accounts. Keeping up with the privacy settings for different accounts and applications is critical. It’s still the best way to ensure that you aren’t giving companies (or individuals) access to information that you want to keep private.

5) Managing your time effectively reduces stress both at home and in the workplace. Book personal time in your diary and specific slots for phone calls and e-mails. Be assertive. Be confident and direct in dealing with people, expressing your feelings, views and opinions clearly and firmly.
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Tuesday- Fire Awareness - 5 Minutes of your time is worth….

1) Planning your escape routes at home and at work. Make sure everyone knows how to get out in case of a fire and know where your nearest fire exits are. Walk the route, practise your emergency evacuation plan. Keep escape routes free from obstacles and check signage and emergency lighting.

2) Checking overloaded electrical sockets: Don’t overload electrical sockets, watch out for faulty and over-heating electrical equipment and wiring/cables. Switch off electrical equipment when not in use.

3) Testing it Tuesday: A simple push of the button is all it takes to test your fire alarm. Fire can strike at any time and a working smoke alarm alerts you to the danger so that you, your family, work colleagues or visitors have the best chance of getting out safely.

4) Updating Training needs: Do you have Fire wardens at work? Does everyone know who they are? Do they know their responsibilities? Is their training up to date. Make sure any fire fighting equipment you have works and that everyone expected to use it knows how to do so safely.

#BCAW16 #BusinessContinuityAwarenessWeek #returnoninvestment
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It is #BusinessContinuityAwarenessWeek this week (or #BCAW16). Here is a roundup of yesterdays messages:

Monday Cyber & Data protection - 5 Minutes of your time is worth….

1) Taking regular back-ups of the information on your computer system and keep them in a separate place so that if you lose your computers, you don’t lose the information.

2) Keeping your sensitive data safe: always encrypt sensitive data before copying to removable devices such as USB storage or portable hard drives. In doing so, you'll ensure that your sensitive information isn’t at risk if a device is lost or stolen.

3) Being wary of free Wi-Fi networks: avoid using free Wi-Fi networks, particularly in high traffic public places like cafes, airports, and similar places. If you must use an unprotected Wi-Fi network, be sure that HTTPS is enabled for any sites you visit.

4) Learning to recognize and avoid phishing attacks. Phishing attacks, are an incredibly popular tactic for cyber criminals to attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) Look out for tell-tale signs such as unfamiliar senders, strange domain names, spoofed web pages or emails, and messages with links or attachments that you didn’t request.

5) Regularly monitoring activity on your online accounts. If you notice suspicious activity, notify the companies involved immediately. Even with other protections in place, vigilant monitoring is still often the fastest way to identify a compromise.
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