Preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies
The Government treats emergency planning and civil protection very seriously. This is reaffirmed by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, legislation which all local authorities must comply with.
The role of the Civil Protection Team is to support the local authority as well as our communities to be prepared to respond to incidents that may affect Gloucestershire – from floods, fires and storms to explosions, power cuts and transport accidents
The team develops emergency response plans to respond to various emergencies and work closely with both County Council and District Councils to train response teams.
To ensure collaborative working with our multi-agency partners the team are an active member of Gloucestershire Local Resilience forum which provides the platform to be able to plan, train, respond and recover together for emergencies.
Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum has a duty under the CCA 2004 to produce a Community Risk Register (CRR) Gloucestershire's Community Risk Register
The CRR highlights risks that have the highest likelihood and potential to have a significant impact to local communities resulting in wide scale disruption
The purpose of the Community Risk Register is to:
- Inform you about the highest risks in the county and their consequences
- Detail steps that can be taken to become better prepared and more resilient in your home, business and community
- Provide you with links to organisations and websites to find out more information.
While certain risks are mentioned it does not mean that they will definitely occur in the region. It means there is a possibility of them happening and therefore all agencies within the Local Resilience Forum have plans in place to respond to such incidents.
The Community Risk Register is based on the Government’s National Risk Register and is the result of professional judgement from a range of contributors, historical evidence, scientific input and expert analysis in evaluating the key risks facing the different regions.