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Emergencies cover a range of situations, including events such as transport accidents or terrorist attacks, ‘slow-burn’ events such as Foot & Mouth or the fuel crisis, and ‘anticipated’ events which can be planned for, eg industrial accidents, flooding, etc. Responding to emergencies is usually the task of a number of agencies, including local authorities, and will in most instances be led by the Police or one of the other emergency services.
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As well as the 'Don't be scared, be well prepared' leaflet (above) we have a Household Emergency Plan template. This has been produced in conjuction with the Local Resilience Forum to enable households to plan for and cope with an emergency situation.
Find out more
- County Emergency Planning Service
- Emergency Plans
- Emergency Planning - Community (Parish) Planning
- Recovery after an emergency
- Civil Contingencies Act 2004
- Business Continuity
- Flu Pandemic
- Glossary terms and abbreviations
- Coping with a heatwave
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