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Emergency Procedures

emergency-proceduresIn the event of a disaster or emergency within the City of Ipswich, there are many things that you can do to ensure the safety of yourself, your family and your household. Prior to the event of an emergency, a little planning can go a long way. View Ipswich City Council's Disaster Management Plan and Factsheets for more information.

Warnings are urgent

Whatever the emergency, you need to heed the warnings and act immediately on the information provided - remember:

Tune In

  • To your local radio stations (ABC 612 or River 949FM) on a battery powered radio to listen for weather and warning updates
  • To your local television channels to watch and listen for warning updates

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Listen Out

  • For the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (MP3, 78.0 KB) used at the beginning of serious emergency warnings
  • For My Ipswich Alerts voice messages to your landline and text messages to your mobile telephone
  • For local community safety announcements (on radio and television) for advice, updates and to identify the preferred evacuation routes for your area
  • For sirens and loud-hailer announcements that Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) may use in certain circumstances
  • For Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) personnel who may door-knock your local area to pass on warnings
  • For more information on weather warnings and forecasts phone BOM's phone weather service on 1900 955 360 (call costs apply)

More information

Disaster Management Plan and Factsheets
Emergency Management Dashboard
Be Bushfire Ready
Be Storm Ready
Inundated Properties