Disaster resilience: It's never too early to learn

13 Feb 2018

Get Ready Queensland recently teamed up with 96five, Surf Life Saving Queensland, Queensland Scouts and Channel Seven to deliver natural disaster preparedness messages to South-East Queensland schools.

This opportunity was a fantastic way to educate kids on natural disasters as part of life in Queensland – research shows if children are able to identify and understand their risk, they can be better prepared for the next event.

Get Ready Queensland is a year-round, all hazards, resilience building initiative that educates and prepares communities for extreme weather and natural disasters.

The Get Ready Queensland team has been actively reaching out to young people to share their preparedness message, visiting Pullenvale, Milton, Lawnton and Carina state schools last year. The team is now gearing up for an even bigger round of school excursions with 15 schools booked for 2018.

The 2018-2019 program provides $2 million in state funding to help local governments improve their communities’ resilience by engaging in activities which enhance:

  • community connectedness
  • understanding of risk and vulnerability to natural disasters
  • planning and procedural preparation
  • identification or climate adaptation opportunities and actions. 

Queenslanders have proven time and again we are resilient people.

Get Ready Queensland aims to continue building that resilience as we learn to respond, adapt and develop strategies to prepare for the next disaster.