Check out Aruma’s Easy Read Emergency Guide

Use our new guide to help you and your loved ones be prepared for an emergency.

February 28, 2023

As we have seen over the last few years, the unexpected can strike anywhere and at any time.

It’s important that everyone feels prepared and safe in their homes, particularly when it comes to emergencies like fires and floods.

We have created an Aruma Emergency Guide – Easy Read for our customers and all people with a disability.

We wanted to share this helpful resource with you to talk about with your loved ones. So, pop the kettle on, grab some biscuits, and take some time to read this guide together. It takes you through what an emergency is and what to do in a way that’s easy to understand.

In the guide, we encourage people with a disability to ask a support worker or family member/guardian for help in creating an “individual emergency plan.”

This should include information such as:

  • The type of assistance required by a person with a disability during an emergency
  • Any equipment they need to evacuate safely
  • Names and contact details of anyone who needs to assist the person
  • Contact details of the person’s emergency contact
  • If necessary, the specific route for the person to use during emergencies with a diagram
  • Any other important information about the person or evacuation.

More information on what to include can be found here and here. Click here to help you prepare an emergency plan.

The Queensland Government’s Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) Workbook is another great resource for you and your loved ones to complete together. You can use the diagram pictured above (which you can print here) to talk about emergency preparedness.

Fire Rescue Victoria also has an eLearning module you can complete to help you get prepared, in case there’s an emergency.

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