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Disasters can happen quickly, sometimes without warning, so having your emergency plan in place is vital. Discover easy steps to keep your family, pets and property safe.

Emergency plan

Emergencies are very stressful situations. You can reduce the impact on your household by agreeing on a course of action prior to a major incident.

An emergency plan is a plan you make for all emergencies in your household. This might include an evacuation plan but doesn't mean you have to evacuate. Depending on the situation, you might decide the best response is to stay at home in an emergency.

Download and print your copy of the emergency plan checklist.

Here are some tips to consider when preparing your emergency plan:

  • Identify the potential hazards that could occur in your local area and the warning systems in place.
  • Ask about emergency evacuation plans at your school, workplace, childcare centre and other organisations.
  • Discuss possible scenarios and responses with your household, including what to do in different crisis situations, where to meet if separated and how to care for your pets and property.
  • Ensure all household members (including children) are familiar with your emergency plan and know where it is stored along with your emergency kit.
  • Teach children how and when to dial Triple zero (000).
  • Ensure all household members know where, how and when to turn off the power, water and gas supplies in case of evacuation.
  • Check important policies and documents, such as insurances and wills, are up-to-date and provide the cover required for your area and the nature of your household.

Visit the Queensland Government's website to find out more about Pet emergency plans

For more information about preparing and protecting yourself and your family in a disaster, download the Community Disaster Guide.

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