Could you be that resilient person who helps your community before and after a disaster?

ABOVE: Plan C crew will be training in Casino and Kyogle. Photo: Contributed

A network of 300 people who are ready to respond to disaster is being created across the Northern Rivers.

Plan C is a grassroots charity set up to train Community Carers and Responders, called CCRs.

The volunteer network of responders will support their community through the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters such as the  floods last year.

Responder volunteers will get three days of free training.

Responders will then be mentored to lead a project that builds the resilience of their own community.

They will be invited to workshops, community events and field visits to deepen their knowledge and connections with each other across the Northern Rivers.

This projects covers six government areas affected by the floods – Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Ballina, Byron, Lismore City and Tweed.

Firefighter and founder of Plan C, Jean Renouf wants to create an environment where people look out for each other.

“It’s on us to ensure we are prepared for the next waves of disasters,” Mr Renouf said.

“It’s on us to build our community connections so that we can support each other.

“And given the gravity of the multiple crises we are going through, we believe the best way to become resilient to future disasters and crises is to connect and be resilient together.”

Training to become a CCR starts in May. For more information and to apply go here.


Sessions will be at Kyogle Together, the Laneway Community Space, 161 Summerland Way on May 6 and May 19.

Then at Kyogle Community Centre, 3 Bloore St on June 3.


Sessions will be at the Casino Community and Cultural Centre Room 2, 35 Walker Street, May 12 and 27 and June 9.

Find out more about Plan C.

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