A Hub is a place for the community to coordinate your efforts to help each other during and after a disaster.
Objectives of the Community Emergency Hub are to:
- Provide information so that your community knows how to help each other and stay safe.
- Understand what is happening.
- Solve problems using what your community has available.
- Provide a safe gathering place for members of the community to support one another.
Providing the community with information helps everyone make informed decisions about how to help themselves, so even if you do not have the capacity to help in a more practical way, providing information is an important service.
About the Hub guide
Each Hub has a paper copy of the Hub guide that has been customised for your local Community Emergency Hub and your community. Adapt these ideas to suit the emergency, and the facility.
Where a community has gone through a Community Response Planning process, there is more detail about how to solve local problems with the local resources available. In communities that have not yet been through this process, there are questions which may assist you in finding solutions.
Getting into the Hub safely and finding equipment
Working as a team
Getting organised and choosing roles
How to make the best use of the space you have
Before you open
Make sure everyone understands what you are here to do
Your community's response
Local ideas and solutions for challenges you may face
Thinking about recovery
Considerations for your community for the future