Communities that are resilient:

  • are aware of risks that may affect them and how vulnerable they are to them
  • use their existing skills, knowledge and resources to prepare for, and deal with, the consequences of emergencies
  • work together to complement the work of the local emergency responders before, during and after an emergency

This isn't about doing the job of the emergency services. It's about supporting your community and those in it by making sensible preparations and using the skills and knowledge that the community has.