Is Ireland ready for a Winter Emergency? Have Your Say

Date Published : November 18th, 2017    Published By : admin

A study to identify current levels of emergency preparedness at an individual and household level is being conducted by a team of professors and consultants at Dublin City University Research Unit.

It is hoped the study will help to influence emergency planning and inform government policy on emergency preparedness, in particular ‘Winter Ready’.  This study is being by Gavin D. Brown, Prof Caroline McMullan & Prof Ann Largey

Completion of this questionnaire is on a voluntary basis and anonymous and should take approximately 10 - 12 minutes to complete. The link to the survey is listed below.

You may exit the questionnaire at any time. Moreover, we would like to stress that the demographic questions are not used to track individual responses, but rather to help us understand trends in the data.

Mayo Exercise
File Photo: (Major Emergency Exercise in Mayo)

Due to the anonymity of each response and the nature of the data, it will not be destroyed after findings are published as it will be used as a baseline for future studies. The research results will only be accessed by the research team who will have access to this raw data, which will be stored on secure drives.

If you have any questions regarding this research, please contact us on

If you have concerns about this study and wish to contact an independent person, please contact: The Secretary, Dublin City University Research Ethics Committee, c/o Research and Innovation Support, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.  Tel 01-7008000, e-mail

Link to Survey here

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