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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.

Local Risks

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

Very High | High | Medium | Low

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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Today's Norfolk Prepared messages (on a very rainy, thundery day!) will look at general emergency preparedness. We would love to hear any top tips that you might have?

Norfolk Prepared Week 2016 is coming to an end; today's messages will look at general emergency preparedness. If you have any top tips, then let us know on Twitter (@NorfolkPrepared).

Preparing for an emergency is as simple as 1,2,3. (1) List your emergency contact numbers: those numbers you could need should you have to leave your home. For example, home insurance number and details, emergency services, car insurance etc.

(2) Prepare an emergency kit: a box of essential items you could need should you be evacuated from your home. This could include items such as your essential contacts list, torch (and batteries OR wind up), hygiene pack, spare cash and mobile phone charger. What items would you require if you could not get back into your home for a short period of time?

(3) Plan with your household: you've listed your emergency contacts and prepared your emergency kit - GREAT! Know you need to make sure everyone in your household knows the plan. We have an household emergency plan template here. Make sure everyone knows the meeting point and where the emergency kit is located.

- Make sure you know the risks that face our County. The Community Risk Register details the risks that we could face, do you know what they are?

- Fit a smoke alarm, it could save your life! Ensure you have a working smoke alarm on each level of your house and #testittuesday.

- If you have children, make sure you are aware of the schools emergency arrangements. Do you have an emergency friend? Someone you could trust to help you out in an emergency?

- Save an ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact in your phone. On some phones, this contact can appear on the front screen meaning your phone doesn't have to be unlocked to access. An ICE contact is a quick and easy way for the emergency services to identify your next of kin details should you be injured.

- Find out if your workplace has a Business Continuity Plan and how it affects you!

- Check if you are at risk of flooding.
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Good afternoon Facebook friends, we hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather today?

Our #NorfolkPrepared16 messages for today are around waste medicine and the #staywell campaign.

Waste medicine in Norfolk & Waveney costs an estimated £4.7m per year. What could this money be used for?

- 1270 more hips
-184 new nurses
-47 more GP's
and 330 more drug treatment courses for breast cancer.

Medicines are often wasted in care homes, some patients receive medicines they don’t need or use. If you order medicine for someone else, check the quantity / stock levels before reordering - think #onlyorderwhatyouneed.

You can ask your GP to send residents’ prescriptions back to the care home to be checked for discrepancies. You can also ask the community pharmacist to remove discontinued medicines to prevent them being reordered.

Stay well!
Cold weather doesn’t mean illness! There are some simple things you can do to #staywell this winter.

– Keep warm: this may prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions.

- Eat well: food gives you energy which keeps you warm. Try to have regular hot meals throughout the day.

- Get a flu jab! They are offered free of charge to people who are at risk, pregnant or carers.
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Have you ever heard of a Local Resilience Forum? That's what we are talking about today, as well as Community Resilience as part of Norfolk Prepared Week!

A Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is a partnership of organisations involved in emergency preparedness & response. Our membership is made up of the Emergency Services, Local Authorities, Health Partners & the Voluntary Sector just to name a few (those who work within Norfolk of course!) We have a number of duties under the Civil Contingencies Act such as assessing risk and warning & informing.

We review the risks that face our wonderful County and rate them from very high to low. The risks that rate very high or high require a multi-agency emergency plan to be written. You can have a sneak peek of our Community Risk Register by clicking on the 'Local Risks' section above. Once we've reviewed and rated the risks, we then have a duty to warn and inform you guys! This all forms part of Norfolk Prepared Week!

We provide the information to our community resilience groups who in turn review and decide what impacts these risks could have on their community. A well informed public is better able to response to an emergency! Community Resilience is about communities using the local resources and knowledge to help themselves during an emergency. You should work with your community to identify and plan for the risks that you could face - a community working together during an emergency makes sense doesn't it?

You can find a community emergency plan template on our website under the 'preparing your community' section or you can ask us for assistance!

Join in with the conversation on our Twitter @NorfolkPrepared
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