Emergency Services Community Connect

Group of people posing for photo, including Carers Queensland representatives and Emergency Services personnel.

Building the capacity of emergency services

Carers Queensland is working with emergency service agencies on how the systems and personnel involved in disaster preparedness and disaster response can best support everyone in local communities, including people with disability before, during and after disaster.

Disaster preparedness for people with disability

Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction aims to reduce disaster risk by including people with disability in disaster planning processes, thus strengthening resilience, systems and approaches.​

Carers Queensland is working with key community organisations to strengthen the connection between emergency services and people with disability, to ensure their needs are considered in disaster preparedness.

Using guides developed by people with disability for people with disability, Carers Queensland is partnering with organisations to raise awareness about the importance of disaster preparedness and promoting access to the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness tool for people with disability.

Events in your local area

Carers Queensland is supporting several events to raise awareness about the importance of disaster preparedness and connect people with disabilities, families and carers to local emergency services staff and volunteers. If you are interested in attending, follow the instructions below to register.

Moreton Bay Emergency Services Expo, Samford

Saturday 20 April 2024

Carers Queensland staff will be attending the event. Come and try our emergency preparedness activity at our booth!

Registration not required. Please email our team to express your interest in attending cq.communityandmainstream@ndis.gov.au.

Event details: https://www.whatsonmoretonbay.com/events/moreton-bay-emergency-services-expo-samford.

Get Ready, Plan Ahead – Person Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) Workshops

May 2024

Carers Queensland are hosting these events in our LAC offices. All workshops are presented by Queenslanders with a Disability Network.

Register via the links below.

Brisbane South, Eight Mile Plains, Part A – Thursday 18 April and Part B – Thursday 2 May 2024

Brisbane North, Lutwyche, Part A – Thursday 16 May and Part B – Thursday 30 May 2024

For more information

Please contact us on the Carers Queensland Enquiries Line on 1300 999 636, or email cq.communityandmainstream@ndis.gov.au.

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Collaborating 4 Inclusion provides information and resources from research projects about inclusion, including the Disability Inclusive and Disaster-Resilient Communities project conducted in Queensland.

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) Visit the Queenslanders with a Disability (QDN) website to download your copy of the Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) workbook.