Objectives and anticipated outcomes

Disasters

Objectives

  • To increase awareness of the need to prepare for a possible disaster
  • To reduce the impact of disasters by helping a community to work together more effectively, by considering their ability to respond to disaster
  • To enable local facilities to respond adequately to any kind of crisis
  • To educate local people in basic emergency procedures

Anticipated outcomes

  • Effective and ongoing community organisation
  • Awareness of the benefits of preparing for unexpected and far reaching situations which would have considerable impact on local communities
  • Communities educated in a variety of self-help measures including emergency healthcare and maintaining emergency water supplies and sanitation
  • Local organisations working effectively together at all levels
  • An improved network of local communications
  • Improved co-operation with local authorities