Preparing for emergencies

The role of the Civil Protection Team is to make sure that our communities and local authorities are well prepared to respond to any major emergency - from floods, fires and storms to explosions, power cuts and transport accidents

Civil protection team

We make plans to respond to various emergencies, and train our teams to respond and work closely with other responding agencies like the Fire, Police and ambulance services. Through the Gloucestershire Local Resilience forumOpens new window we carry out planning and training with them too.

Householders - How to prepare for an emergency

We all have our part to play in dealing with an emergency in Gloucestershire. Our Emergency advice for you at home leaflet and Emergency Kit provide advice on the initial steps you should take in the event of an emergency, as well as a checklist of things to consider. Print it out and keep it handy.

Download the Red Cross Emergency app and get instant alerts about severe weather and other emergencies near you, as well as those threatening family and friends. And since being prepared is half the battle, the app is packed with advice on getting ready for a host of common emergencies - such as fires, storms and power cuts.


The Environment AgencyOpens new window   provides a wealth of information about preparing for floods, as well as publishing flood warnings.

Community resilience

In the event that an emergency response to some communities may be delayed, it is important to have a plan in place where communities may be at risk of becoming isolated.

We have produced a template and guidance notes, which explain how to form your own Community Response Team and how to create a Community Emergency Plan.

Gloucestershire Rural Community Council - Emergency PlanningOpens new window   also offers advice.


Opened in 2012, Skillzone has a primary role of educating the communities of Gloucestershire, using 16 different scenarios to highlight risks and consequences.

Skillzone is a resource for the whole of Gloucestershire, alongside an interactive websiteOpens new window, making it available to the widest possible audience.

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