Emergencies can take many different forms, from road accidents and house fires affecting a small number of people through to widespread loss of electricity supply or flooding.
The District Council plays a key role in civil protection and has a wide range of functions which are likely to be called upon in support of the emergency services during an emergency, including key statutory responsibilities such as environmental health and housing. In addition the District Council is likely to take the lead co-ordinating role during the recovery phase of an emergency or major incident as part of its wider community leadership role.
- The Civil Contingencies Act 2004
- The District Council's Responsibilities
- The Local Resilience Forum (LRF)
- Risk Assessment
- The Community Risk Register
- What to do in an Emergency - General Advice
- Preparing for an Emergency - What you can do
- Coping with Specific Emergencies
- Links to further help and information