Preparing for emergencies

Advance preparation can help minimise the effects of a major emergency on you and your family.

What can I do?

There are a number of things you can do to prepare for an emergency in your home. More information is found in the related documents section at the bottom of this page.

You should:

In addition, you could learn some basic first aid - visit the St Johns Ambulance website for more information.

 

 

FiresFires<div class="ExternalClass9022914A61BE42AFA29CFEC4D8572550"><div class="text"><p>We recommend you to draw up and practice a fire evacuation plan for your home, so you and your family know what to do if there is a fire.</p><p></p><p>You should:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>make sure everyone knows how to call the Fire Brigade by dialling 999</li><li>consider alternative routes out of your house in case the fire blocks your normal exits</li><li>decide what you will take with you as you escape from the building? Do you have an emergency grab bag?</li><li>arrange a safe place where will you all meet well away from the building</li><li>always remember - there is very little time in a fire. There is very little visibility in a fire. There is very little air to breathe in a fire.</li><li>get out of the building as fast as you can!</li></ul></div></div>
EvacuationsEvacuations<div class="ExternalClass03E26179F27540698BF88F19A29D8AE8"><p>​Evacuations can happen at any time, day or night and generally without notice. If you were required to leave your home, what would you do? </p> <p><br><strong>Watch our video</strong> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwamzHl4C60">Evacuation – how would you cope?</a></p></div>
Severe weatherSevere weather<div class="ExternalClass65E09E5D776444C98360E03FC6B51543"><p>​Natures gift is not always pleasant and often surprises people with its effects. Heat, cold and wind can affect individuals, wider communities and the services we access daily. </p> <p><br><strong>Watch our Video</strong>: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCFAhktTiwc">Are you ready?</a><br></p></div>
Roads and travelRoads and travel<div class="ExternalClass1AF3DFEF24334670A3825661E18E03DC">​Updates about weather conditions, potential icy roads and gritting operations are being posted weekdays during the winter period on the official Leeds <a href="https://twitter.com/lccpressoffice">LCC press office Twitter feed</a>.<br>For real time traffic and travel updates for Leeds visit <a href="http://www.leedstravel.info/">Leeds Travel Info</a> or the <a href="https://twitter.com/LeedsTravelInfo">Leeds Travel Info Twitter feed</a>.</div>

 

 

Planning for Emergencieshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Emergencies booklet.pdf4577809pdf
Involve your Family /householdhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/involve your family or household.pdf19932pdf
Kids - preparing an Emergency Kithttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Kids - Preparing an Emergency Kit.pdf532963pdf
Advice for Pet Owners in an Emergencyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Advice for Pet Owners in an Emergency.pdf179714pdf
Leeds City Centre Evac Zones https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Leeds city centre evac. map A3.pdf2415164pdf
Yeadon Tarn- Advice for Local Residentshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/GD12-430 Yeadon Tarn DL leaflet PRINT.pdf4429702pdf
Waterloo Lake-Advice for local Residentshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/GD12-430 Waterloo Lake DL leaflet PRINT.pdf4129039pdf
Emergency Planning Information Brochurehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/PAEP A5 20pp booklet V4 WEB P.pdf2904642pdf
Sandbag Policyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Sandbag Policy.pdf216758pdf

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