Community flood volunteers and flood groups are key in helping their community to be prepared for flooding and other emergencies. They play a vital role in a community’s response before, during, and after a flood.
Working in partnership the Environment Agency, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and Anglian Water are offering 2 free training sessions for all new flood volunteers and those communities who are interested in setting up flood volunteers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
You do not need any previous experience. You just need to be willing to learn how to help your community.
By attending the training, you will gain an insight into the work of the Environment Agency and its partners.
During the day you will cover modules in:
– Role profile: what do community volunteers do?
– Introduction to emergency services: what they do and don’t do.
– Understanding flood risk: an introduction to flooding, responsibilities of organisations and flood warnings.
– Flood risk awareness: personal safety and dangers of flood water.
– Equipment: how to use hydrosacks and the correct use, maintenance and storage of high visibility clothing and equipment.
The dates of the 2 training sessions are: (Please note you only need to attend one of these dates):
|Wednesday 29th November
10:00 – 16:00
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters
|Friday 1st December
10:00 – 16:00
Environment Agency Office
To get the most out of the training course places are limited to 30 attendees for each day. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to book your place please email Tamsyn.Ellway@environment-agency.gov.uk or call 020 302 51949 with your 1st and 2nd preference for which training session you would like to attend.