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  • Emergency preparedness for pet owners

    It is not only essential for people to be prepared for potential emergencies, but our beloved pets are also vulnerable in natural disasters. Here are some important tips to help protect your pets in the event of an emergency.

  • Accessible communication needed

    In the event of a natural disaster it’s important that everybody affected has access to key information such as news broadcasts and alerts.

  • Disaster Ready Communities launch

    What are you doing in the good times to make sure you’re ready to help each other when it really matters?

    We recently launched ‘Disaster Ready Communities’, a resource designed to promote and support community resilience in the face of natural disasters in the form of animation. Delegates from a number of disaster management groups, local emergency services, and non-profit organisations came together with Volunteering Queensland at the State Library of Queensland to view the animations and participate in activities whilst networking and discussing how they planned to utilise the resources.

  • Positive ways of coping after a traumatic event

    After a traumatic event or disaster, it is important to reconnect with your loved ones. By following these simple steps, you can get back on track as soon as possible. 

  • Food safety in an emergency

    Following an emergency such as a flood, storm or cyclone, there is a danger that some food in your house may not be safe to eat, especially if power has been cut or if food has been in contact with contaminated floodwater.

  • Tips for volunteers

    Many people want to volunteer their time to help others after a disaster. The support volunteers provide helps communities get back on track as quickly as possible.

  • PPRR explained

    Disasters have a cyclic four stage lifecycle. Understanding this lifecycle helps us to be prepared for disasters, respond safely and recover quickly and effectively.

    At each stage there are different things to know, different actions we should take and different ways we connect with people. These stages can change rapidly and often overlap.