Buckingham’s flood volunteers had their first training day on Saturday at the parish church.
Organised by Flood Action For Buckingham (FA4B), the event was supported by Bucks Fire & Rescue, AVDC and the National Flood Forum.
FA4B has raised money to provide the volunteers with safety clothing and torches.
The plan is to have more equipment, such as pumps and sandbags, in store for emergencies so the group can offer help in flash flooding, which is becoming more common.
Anyone worried about flash flooding can get advice during a dry run day FA4B is organising on July 6. Bucks Fire & Rescue, The National Flood Forum and the Environment Agency will be on hand to show their support.