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.
We all have our part to play in dealing with an emergency in Gloucestershire. Advice and guidance on the initial steps that you and your family can take in the event of an emergency is outlined at Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum - Family.
Our Household Emergency Plan template will help you to keep important information together, offers advice on what to include in an emergency box/grab bag, as well as a checklist of things to consider. Print it out and keep it handy.
Further information can be found in the 'Are you Ready' booklet, which brings together a wealth of advice and guidance from various organisations to help you and your family take simple steps to reduce risk, prepare for and respond to emergencies such as fire, flood and loss of utilities