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Preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies

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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.

As well as supporting the response to emergencies, Gloucestershire County Council is also required to prepare for emergencies

The role of the council’s Civil Protection Team is to support communities and local authorities to be prepared to respond to an emergency – from floods, fires and storms to power cuts and transport accidents.

We make plans to respond to various emergencies and train our teams to work closely with other responding agencies like the emergency services, health colleagues, district councils and other stakeholders such as utility companies, transport providers and the voluntary sector. 

Through Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum we risk assess, produce plans, train  and exercise with all of our partner agencies.

Page updated: 05/07/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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