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emergency REDiPlan

Household preparedness for people with a disability, their families and carers

Emergency Management Queensland has joined with Australian Red Cross to provide a Queensland version of this booklet.

This resource provides information on the four steps to prepare for emergencies and is tailored to meet the specific needs of people with a disability.

Download the worksheets that accompany the following four steps, to determine and plan for your specific emergency needs:

Step 1.            Be informed (116 KB)

Step 2.            Make a plan (269 KB)

Step 3.            Get an emergency kit (223 KB)

Step 4.            Know your neighbours (108 KB)

How can you use this resource?

If you have a disability, you can use the step by step approach to assist in:

  • Establishing or strengthening your support network
  • Being informed of hazards, local support and emergency contacts
  • Identifying your specific needs in an emergency and developing your personal emergency plan
  • Deciding on appropriate items for your personal emergency kit and evacuation kit.

If you work with, or support, people with a disability, you can use the booklet as a useful reference in supporting clients to develop their own personal emergency planning requirements.

Information flyer (765 KB)


Other REDiPlan resources are available to download from the Red Cross website

Harden Up

Harden Up with disaster resilience

Which natural disasters are threats to your home? Being familiar with past weather events that have impacted your community is an important part of preparing for extreme weather events. Whether you are at risk of impact from cyclones and storm surges, severe storms, floods, or bushfires depends on where you live in Queensland.

Harden Up is disaster resilience portal which lets you search past weather events to help you to better understand your level of risk and the actions to take to become more self-reliant during disasters.

Last updated
14 September, 2016
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