Crack team of volunteers needed for town’s next emergency

PUBLISHED: 15:30 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 25 October 2018

Exmouth flooded at the junction of Imperial Road and St Andrew's Road in February 2015. Photo: Paul Strange.

Exmouth flooded at the junction of Imperial Road and St Andrew's Road in February 2015. Photo: Paul Strange.

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The new emergency plan has been put together to prepare residents for a wide variety of emergency situations.

Exmouth seafront flooded in February, 2014. Photo: Paul StrangeExmouth seafront flooded in February, 2014. Photo: Paul Strange

A crack team of locals are needed to spring into action at a moment’s notice if Exmouth is hit by an emergency.

With flooding an ever present risk the town council is looking for people to join its Emergency Resilience Team.

Exmouth Town Council is looking for individuals who have relevant skills, a willingness to help, can work well in a team and can respond at short notice.

An Emergency Plan has been put together by the council’s Community Emergency and Resilience Working Group to prepare for ‘any eventuality when they are requested by the emergency services’.

Flooding around Exmouth's St Andrew's Road in February 2014. Photo: Paul Strange.Flooding around Exmouth's St Andrew's Road in February 2014. Photo: Paul Strange.

The plan covers how to prepare for flooding, storms, heavy snow, heatwaves, fires, unexploded bombs, terrorism, explosions, chemical or nuclear leaks, flu pandemics, animal diseases, road traffic incidents, derailments, aircraft crashes, incidents at sea, gas leaks and blackouts.

Chairman of the group, cllr Fred Caygill said: “We have taken a pragmatic approach to this and have written a plan to be able to assist the emergency services when they ask for support either during an emergency situation or after an incident has occurred, where our volunteers can support any members that need that support whatever it might be.

“We have produced an advice leaflet which gives advice to householders as to how to prepare themselves for incidents that may occur, that may directly affect them or their neighbours.

“This leaflet is freely available in key locations around the town such as the town hall, the library, tourist information and doctors’ surgeries.”

The advice includes: making a list of important numbers, putting together an emergency bag, stocking up on essentials in case an emergency requires you to stay indoors and advice on protecting your belongings in the event of a flood.

Town councillors will be manning a stand on the Strand on Saturday morning (October 27) from 9am until 1pm where you can obtain a leaflet, ask any questions or put your name forward to become a volunteer or you can email reception@exmouth.gov.uk for further information.

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