Emergencies: How prepared are you?

Closed 30 Nov 2022

Opened 1 Sep 2022


As part of the national #30Days30WaysUK campaign, September is Preparedness Month and we run an annual survey to find out how prepared people are for emergencies that may happen.

Since 2015, the 30Days30WaysUK campaign aims to inspire and empower people to be more ‘emergency ready’.

This short survey has its roots in the 2008 ‘place survey’ across all local authorities in England and the 2013 ‘How Prepared Are You’ survey in Northamptonshire. It also takes inspiration from the ‘Emergency Preparedness Scotland 2014’ report and the 2015 ‘Risk & Preparedness’ study from Ireland.

This yearly follow on survey is anonymous and contributes to ongoing research by 30days30waysUK on household and community preparedness in the United Kingdom. 30days30waysUK is a professional volunteer network coordinated at Local Resilience Forum level.

For more information, visit the 30Days30WaysUK website.

This survey will run from 1st September to midnight on 30th November 2022.

If you have any questions or enquiries about the survey, please contact Joanne Maddams, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Manager, via email at Joanne.Maddams@westnorthants.gov.uk or by phone on 0300 1261012.

For information about how consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see the consultation and engagement privacy notice.


  • Engagement activities
  • Community, safety and emergencies