Get Ready: Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen to anyone. They may be big or small such as a fire, flood, storm or accident in the home. The best way to recover quickly from an emergency is to be prepared beforehand. Emergency preparedness is simply accessing the right information so that you can put together a plan for your household.

In the past, accessing emergency information has been difficult for the Deaf Community. The Get Ready project is all about making this important information deaf-friendly and easily available. With access to this information, you can take the simple steps to be prepared for emergencies.

Your local Deaf Liaison Officer
To help the Deaf Community access information, we have Deaf Liaison Officers (DLOs) who help communication to flow between emergency services and the Deaf Community. The DLOs have been trained in basic preparedness and how to share this information with community members. They have strong relationships with emergency services and know where to get up-to-date, expert information.

The current DLOs are based in the following communities; Metropolitan Sydney, Illawarra & South Coast, Campbelltown & Southwest Sydney, Blue Mountains & Surrounds, Newcastle & Hunter, and Central Coast. Contact your DLO if you have any questions about emergency preparedness and preparing an emergency plan for your household.

Who is my local Deaf Liaison Officer?

 

Get Ready – Disasters Happen Workshop

It's time to get ready for disaster season! Here in australia we face bush fire and storm season over summer. Are your prepared?

Come along to a Free Get Ready workshop and learn how you and your family can get ready! If you've already been to a workshop, come along and share what you have done to prepare for emergencies. Did you have any difficulties?

Emergency Services staff and your Deaf Liaison Officer are here to answer your questions and offer help.

After the workshop, enjoy a community lunch. Everyone is welcome including deaf and hard of hearing people hearing family and friends, and interpreters.

Location Date and time Address  
Coffs Harbour Thursday 15 June, 10am-12pm 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour Register now
Tweed Heads Wednesday 21 June, 10am-12pm 81-83 Riverview St, Murwillumbah Register now
Lismore Sunday 25 June, 10am-12pm 61 Brunswick St, Lismore Register now
 

The Redi Plan

These 7 Auslan videos are based on the Red Cross Redi Plan. The Redi Plan prepares you for any type of emergency such as bushfire, house fire, flood or storm. The area you live will be at higher for some disasters over others. The videos will lead you through the steps of preparing an emergency plan for your household and the risks in your area.

Video 1 - Emergencies can happen to anyone!

https://youtu.be/nSq3aG5yozU

Video 2 - First Things First: Prepare Your Mind

https://youtu.be/xuYXEQtH0hM

Video 3 - Step 1 Get Informed

https://youtu.be/zU43_bNup_s

Video 4 - Step 2 Get Connected

https://youtu.be/uwsTCsBysZY

Video 5 - Step 3 Get Organised

https://youtu.be/Mqia5pt4vS4

Video 6 - Step 4 Get Packing

https://youtu.be/pKD88FYcWWI

Video 7 - Start A Conversation

https://youtu.be/KpKnIu87Qxo

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Funded under the joint State and Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program.