Emergency planning is a fairly unique field and it’s probably fair to say that not many people are aware that it even exists. I’ve come to realise this now after the inevitable bemused look I get when people ask me what I do for a living. The conversation usually goes something like this:
Them: So, what do you do?
Me: I’m an Emergency Planning Officer
Them: Emergency Plumbing??
Me: Nope, Emergency Planning
Them: Oh right, what’s one of them then?
Me: Well… In a nutshell, I write plans to help the council and other agencies respond to major emergencies and look after people that are affected by them.
Them: Wow! I’ve never heard of that before, sounds like an interesting job.
It’s these conversations that make me realise, that actually, I do have a pretty interesting job and that maybe people wouldn’t mind reading about some of the stuff that we do.
So here we are, the first blog, I suppose, hopefully the first of many.
Over the next few months I’ll be asking the team to have a go at writing blogs and publishing them on our website, they might not be daily, weekly or monthly but when inspiration hits us or someone’s been up to something exciting we’ll get our blogging hats on.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy hearing about some of the perks and quirks of our job and maybe you’ll even feel compelled to write your own!
If you’ve got a keen interest in all things Resilience why not have a go at being a guest blogger? Send your blog in to us using our contact us form and we’ll publish the best.
For now, our first two blogs are up, so what are you waiting for? Have a butchers here
By Tom Knibbs, Senior CSW Resilience Officer