Having an emergency bushfire or flood evacuation plan is something we all need – especially considering the recent bushfires and floods that the South Coast has experienced.
For people living with disability, the need is often greater, with carers, support networks and emergency personnel all working together to ensure the safety of individuals living with disability in emergency situations.
In response to support people with a disability to plan, act early and be prepared for an emergency, The Flagstaff Group, is proud to launch EMBER (Emergency Management Backpack Evacuation Resource) – a project comprising of resources and helpful accessible content including emergency backpacks, an emergency planning app, communication board app and checklists specifically designed to support individuals living with disability.
Funded by Resilience NSW, the EMBER project will also offer tools for emergency personnel to help communicate with non-verbal individuals during an emergency including communication boards and a non-verbal communication app.
Australian native characters are used as calming narrators and guides on the planning process through animations and storytelling. Easy English and Braille checklists and information is also available. To find out more about EMBER or to download the Apps visit www.emberapp.com.au.