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Community Emergency Team Volunteers Needed


Did You know that in the event of an incident in our community or neighbouring area your Parish Council has a responsibility to help the emergency services, by making the most of local knowledge and facilities. Equipment and volunteers from the four neighbouring Parishes, Climping, Ford, Walberton and Yapton Parish Councils will work together to achieve this.

To meet this need we are sending out a call for volunteers.  The volunteers will be trained and supported by local coordinators to work in teams to support the emergency services.

Role of the Resilience Co-ordinators and volunteers from each of the Parish Councils

  • To use their knowledge and facilities to help the local community, including to identifying vulnerable individuals and groups
  • Prepare and activate the Parish Emergency plan, including opening a rest centre when require.
  • Support the Emergency Services
  • Carry out Local risk assessments
  • Communicate warnings and information
  • Support the recovery and rehabilitation of the community once the incident has passed, feeding into lessons learnt
  • Communicate and work with the Emergency Resilience Community Group (Police Led).



Objectives of this community action.

  • To identify the risks to the community and relevant response actions required
  • To identify vulnerable individuals and groups
  • To identify volunteers and resources to assist the community in the event of an emergency.
  • To provide Key contacts for the community team, the Community volunteers, key holders of key resources, emergency services and local authorities.

Can you: 

Drive a 4x4 or your own car

Use a chainsaw

Make tea and coffee for many people

Write lists and organise information

Talk to people and listen to their needs

Identify vulnerable groups and individuals

Prepare to help people with pets

Look after children and their parents

Help people who need first aid

Help people get medical treatment and medication

 If you have worked in the emergency services, we will welcome your skills and knowledge but as you can see this list of skills, they are not specifically skills limited to those skilled jobs.  We need volunteers from these services to be team leaders, but include all those who had safety and/or organisational roles in their workplace or community groups / clubs.

We will work with our volunteers to:

Develop team working

Enable you to use radios

Enable you to read Maps and plans 

To work safely in the dark 

To use simple tools and equipment to make you safe

To maintain information 

Set up a rest centre

To look after each other and our residents

Work across Parish boundaries 

Work in different locations 

Communicate with the other parishes 

Communicate with the Emergency Resilience Community Group (Police Led).

You will be taught an introduction to  emergency First Aid

You will learn how to use  community Defibrillators

We will provide regular  ongoing training and refresher courses 

We will ensure you understand your role and any procedural involvement.


If you think you could join us, please get in touch either by completing the form below or by emailing either Pippa or Sheena on the following contact: or   If using email please include contact phone numbers and your home address.


We will share your details across the four parishes and by volunteering you agree to share your contact details and skills in each Parish not just your own.  We will check annually our volunteer register.  You can remove yourself at any point in the year by contacting your Parish Resilience Co-Ordinator.  Please confirm you are happy for this to happen. Yes /No (Please delete which will apply)


Please join our list of volunteers to be approached for assistance in the event of an emergency: -




Telephone  Number


Mobile Number


E-Mail Address







Parish Name


Please Return to either :- 

Pippa Greenan

No 35, Tack Lee Road, Yapton, 

BN18 0HB




Sheena Mckenzie

12 Tack Lee Road, Yapton,