Templates for CEP Plans & help to get started

Formulating an emergency plan for your community isn't really that complicated but starting one can often present various challenges, usually in respect of deciding on content and the relevant areas to cover.

To make these initial steps less intimidating the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit has developed a series of documents for you to download from this section which will help you to make a start on your plan.


Step By Step Guide To Planning

This step by step guide outlines the concept of community resilience, defines what constitutes an emergency and helps you to position your own community in regards to its emergency preparedness. It also acts as a concise guide to assist you in developing and completing your community's emergency plan.

The document is in a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) or Word format which is either viewable on screen or can be downloaded to your computer.  The document title you will find this guide in, is Preparing for Emergencies - Guide for Communities

View/download the Step by Step Guide to Planning


Emergency Plan Templates

Some emergency plan templates have been developed which allow you to simply fill in sections (where relevant to your community) in a form style. You will find a short and a more detailed template; either can be used according to your community's requirements. 

If you need any assistance please do not hesitate in contacting the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit on 01473 265321 who will be happy to help.

Once you have completed your plan, please contact your local Emergency Planning Officer for further feedback and advice.

Emergency Plan Template for Babergh and Mid Suffolk Communities (Word, 737KB)

Emergency Plan Template for Forest Heath and St. Edmundsbury Communities (Word, 734KB)

Emergency Plan Template for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Communities (Word, 743KB)

Simplified Emergency Plan Template (suitable for very small localities) (Word, 34KB)


General Downloads

Documents which may be useful to you will be made available in this section for you to download or as a link to a third party website.

Documents available:

Suffolk Voluntary Organisations Group(SVOG) Information Booklet

Suffolk Community Resilience Concept

- Letter sent to town and parish councils introducing the Suffolk Community Resilience Concept

Community Resilience leaflet

Community Resilience poster (Versions 1 - 4)