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Community Emergency Planning
Following the storms and major power outage on Bute in January 2012 Bute Community Council (BCC) prepared the Bute Community Emergency Plan (BCEP). The Plan is maintained and in the event of an emergency would be implemented by the BCEP Manager, Ronnie Falconer, assisted by the Depute Manager, James McMillan, and 6 Team Leaders each covering a designated area of Bute. The BCEP Manager and Team Leaders are able to draw on resources comprising around 70 Community Emergency Volunteers who are able to provide a range of skills including caring, catering, administration, first aid, transport and manual skills. Vehicles and several small generators can be mobilised. Arrangements have been made for a central 'Hub' at Rothesay Joint Campus and several other rest centres to be opened in the event of an emergency.
Further details are provided in the latest edition of the Community Emergency Plan which can be viewed or downloaded (Bute Community Emergency Plan v9) from the Library Section under the heading Emergency Planning. The Plan includes a helpful section on preparing your own Household Emergency Plan as well as other useful information and contact numbers.
A series of 3 Information Sheets can also be downloaded from the Library Section under Emergency Planning. Part 1 - ‘Be Prepared’ has general information and guidance. Part 2 - ‘Storms, Cold Weather and Power Cuts’ and Part 3 - ‘Flooding‘ give additional information for these specific types of hazard.
Helpful information is also available on the Ready Scotland website www.readyscotland.org.
New Community Emergency Volunteers are always most welcome. If you would like to become a Volunteer you can download a registration form (ComEmVolReg Ver2) from the Library Section under Emergency Planning or from the Bute Advice Centre website at: http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/8240ff_3edc3fd15b01412885af69759471e902.pdf. Either hand in the completed form to Bute Advice Centre or scan and email it to the Community Emergency Manager at email@example.com.
Some people may feel they would require assistance during an emergency, or you may know of someone. If so you can complete a registration form (ComEmSupReg Ver2) downloadable from the Library Section under Emergency Planning. Again either hand in the completed form at Bute Advice Centre or or scan and email it to the Community Emergency Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHS Highland working with Argyll and Bute Council hold and maintain a list of those who may need assistance or support during an Emergency and the information you provide would be passed to them. A full list of those who may require assistance is only released to emergency responders in the event of an emergency.
Page Last Updated - 31/01/2020