This is a Summary of Emergency Plan Presented on the 7th August 2016 to a combined Priesthood Relief Society Meeting. (The full Presentation is available below)
- The risk of fire can be reduced considerably by following the advice set out in the Scottish Fire and Rescue’s, Guide to Fire Safety. (Copies given out to members to arrange Free Fire Safety check by Fire Service)
- Members are encouraged to have 72 hrs emergency food supplies to tide them over when access to shops may be difficult
- Wherever possible families should have their own family emergency plan and rely on their own and extended family for immediate assistance; they should also contact their Home and Visiting Teachers for assistance
- Ward building will be made available for temporary accommodation where large numbers in ward boundaries are affected and it is not safe to stay at home.
- Members were advised where to access Met office advice (Met office Guidance leaflet given out) and where necessary, to assist in placing flood and high wind preventative measures such as window boards, sand bags and methods of reducing damage to glass and ingress of flood water into properties.
- Members counselled to pay tithing and fast offerings
- Given that a major emergency could happen which could affect a large number of members and others in the community, the ward will create a Major Incident Team and an Incident Room in Ward Building.
- The Incident Team will liaise with the local authorities and relief organisations, to identify and respond to opportunities for the Church to assist with wider community needs, and to access emergency equipment and advice.