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 www.qldhorsecouncil.com 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.
- Risk Management Plan - Before the Fire
- Risk Management Plan - During the Fire
- Risk Management Plan - After the Fire
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.
- Biosecurity on your Property
- Visitor Register
- Hendra Virus
- Hendra virus - Reducing the Risk
- Hendra virus - Property Design
- Bats and Trees
Evacuation and Large Animal Rescue
- Vehicle and Float Requirements
- Towing - Driving Responsibilities
- An introduction to Large Animal Rescue
ADDITIONAL INFO to consider when reviewing property design.
- Back 2 Basics; Biological Pasture Management Forage Trees and shrubs for horses
- Plants Poisonous to Horses Australian Field Guide (large file size 6.5MB)
Again, please take the time to complete the Emergency Planning Workbook. Lets hope you never need to use it.