Release date: 3 September 2019
From flooding to fires, heatwaves to heavy snow, incidents at home or on the road, emergencies can happen at any time and often with little or no notice.
Emergency services across the country are marking Preparedness Month throughout September, and as part of this West Sussex County Council and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Resilience and Emergencies team are working to prepare you and your family for how to deal with an emergency.
The team will be sharing a tip each day of the month on its social media channels as part of the #30Days30Ways campaign. Residents are being asked to think about emergencies that have happened locally and how they could have been better informed and organised to deal with them.
Graham Tabbner, Resilience and Emergencies Advisor for West Sussex County Council, said, “Emergencies, although rare, can happen to any of us at any given time. That’s why it’s really important for us to share these messages and hopefully prepare you and your family for an emergency.”
Over the course of September residents can pick up useful tips from the Resilience and Emergencies team's Twitter account @WSCCREsilience and their Facebook page, @WhatIfSussex.
You can also get involved by subscribing to the national #30Days30Ways campaign, taking part in the challenges and by downloading the Bingo sheet and crossing off the activities as you complete them.
Visit What you can do to prepare for an emergency for more information and share the information with your families and friends using the #30Days30WaysUK hashtag.