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How prepared are you to respond to an emergency? A must read!!

Posted in Equine Advice @ Dec 1st 2011 11:57am - By Queensland Horse Council

How prepared are you to respond to an emergency?

by Queensland Horse Council a non-profit organisation

Don't wait for a disaster to happen before you think about how you, your family and your animals are going to survive.

In times of crisis people worry not only about their family and property, but also about their pets and livestock. There are simple steps we can all take to perpare ourselves in advance of emergencies. The key to survival is forward planning and self reliance.

Being well prepared provides peace of mind and allows for a more effective response and better outcome when disaster strikes.

The Queensland Horse Council has put together a comprehensive package of information to assist you to make or review an existing EMERGENCY PLAN for your family and animals. This comprehensive package contains an Emergency Planning Workbook and factsheets about relevant issues to assist in completing the workbook.

Please take the time to do this with your family NOW, it has been shown time and time again that if you don't take the time to plan within 24 hours, the chances are very high that you won't do anything at all to prepare for possible emergencies. 

All this takes is your time!

REMEMBER - If you own or care for horses in Queensland, visit the Queensland Horse Council website at and sign up to HOSS, our very own, FREE, emergency contact database!! (This service is limited to Queenslanders as it is geographically based).

QHC Emergency Planning Workbook - QHC Emergency Planning Workbook

If you need further information to complete the workbook, we have provided the following links to short, easy to read factsheets to assist you in creating a simple but effective Emergency Plan.

Fire Factsheets

Flood Factsheets

Disease Factsheets

There are many factsheets available from the QHC website on all of the notifiable diseases and many of the infectious diseases. For this package we have particularly concentrated on Hendra virus and reducing the risk of it occurring on your property.

Evacuation and Large Animal Rescue

ADDITIONAL INFO to consider when reviewing property design.

Again, please take the time to complete the Emergency Planning Workbook. Lets hope you never need to use it. 


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