Preparing

Emergency-Preparedness-Checklist-1024x682Disaster preparedness refers to measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters. That is, to predict and, where possible, prevent disasters, mitigate their impact on vulnerable populations, and respond to and effectively cope with their consequences. Disaster preparedness provides a platform to design effective, realistic and coordinated planning, reduces duplication of efforts and increase the overall effectiveness of all response efforts. Disaster preparedness activities embedded with risk reduction measures can prevent disaster situations and also result in saving maximum lives and livelihoods during any disaster situation, enabling the affected population to get back to normalcy within a short time period.

Disaster preparedness is a continuous and integrated process resulting from a wide range of risk reduction activities and resources rather than from a distinct sectoral activity by itself. It requires the contributions of many different areas—ranging from training and logistics, to health care, recovery, livelihood to institutional development. - IFRC

Pamphlets

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Emergency Contacts

Any emergency Harare (+ 263 4) 999
Police Harare (+ 263 4) 995
Medical Harare (+ 263 4) 994
Fire Harare (+ 263 4) 993
Mobile Phone Emergency 112

AA Automobile Association (+263 4) 776760
Road assistance 24hr Service Number (+263 4) 703631
Road rescue recovery 24hr technical assistance (263 773) 300800/133000

Victoria Falls Police (+263 13) 42206
Victoria Falls Medical Center (+263 13) 43356

Bulawayo Police (+263 9) 995
Bulawayo Central Hospital (+263 9) 252111

MARS: Medical air and rescue services

Econet subscribers toll free numbers: 112
NetOne Subscribers toll free numbers: 114
Harare Hotlines: 705905/706034/771221/0772235461/0772792800/0712600002

*These numbers will give you access to Ambulance service, Fire Brigade and the Police across Zimbabwe.

Other MARS numbers across the country:
Bulawayo – (09) 64082
Gweru – (054) 223339
Kariba – (061) 3006
Kwekwe – (055) 21999
Masvingo – (039) 263222
Mutare – (020) 66466
Vic Falls – (013) 44646
Marondera – (0279) 24949

Ambulances
Medical Rescue International +263 776 404070 / 0776 404045 / 336394 / 336150
MARS Ambulance Service +263 712 600002 / 771221 / 753164 / 706034 / 0772 235461
NETSTAR Ambulance Service +263 4 797589/90 / 0774 828888 / 900251
ACE Ambulance Service +263 4 332364/5 / 0782 997 997 / +263 4 332366 (Emergency calls only)
St John's Ambulance +263 4 253043 / 753911 / 0774 452233
EMRAS +263 4 250011/2 / 797479
CITY Ambulance +263 4 994 / 783985/7
Bright Star Ambulances +263 4 795051 / 0713 324 006