Training & Events

We hold introductory training session throughout the year. We also provide additional training such as, rest centre and water safety




Ready For Anything conference - Saturday 24th September 2022

We are pleased to announce the first ever Ready For Anything conference!

It will be held on Saturday 24th September 9.30 – 16.30 at the Emergency Planning College, The Hawkhills, Easingwold YO61 3EG. The theme of the conference is Whole Society Resilience and is a celebration of Ready For Anything volunteers. It is free to attend and will include refreshments and lunch. Registration will be from 9am.

 There will be a national key note speaker and other guests, with the morning session involving a variety of presentations. The afternoon will consist of numerous workshops on aspects such as practical skills which can be taken into Ready for Anything volunteering.

To register your free place please click on the link.


Tactical Coordination Centre tour and exercise - Saturday 9th July 2022.

Due to popular demand of the May event, we are pleased to putting on another offer for Ready for Anything Volunteers to have a tour of the new multi-agency coordination centre in Northallerton, to see how multi-agency partners would co-locate during an emergency and coordinate their response.

We will also be running two scenario exercises for you to work through in groups, followed by a buffet lunch. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when you register for the event.

There are a limited amount of spaces, so book your place early to ensure you don't miss out. Please note that this is the same training as the May event of the same name, therefore volunteers should only book onto one event.

You can register via eventbrite here.


Public Health England – COVID 19 Psychological First Aid.


Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using Psychological First Aid (PFA).

PFA is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of the emergency event.

On this course, you’ll explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to help people cope. The course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies.

This course has been produced by Public Health England and is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners.

This course is aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not have to be a specialist to deliver PFA. Many people in helping roles will already be delivering PFA without realising it.

This is a course open to Ready For Anything volunteers who are interested in this area, particularly with our COVID19 response work doing welfare checks for shielded people. You will register with FutureLearn who run the course and is aimed at being something you can dip in and out of for one hour at a time over a three week period, but with it all being online you can do it as quickly as you want. You are awarded with a Certificate of Achievement once completed.


Available to access at any time through their online training package.
Please register here


You can sign up here to become a RFA volunteer if you have not already done so. 


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