Emergency planning

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Planning for emergencies booklet coverFind out how to prepare for emergencies and the ways the council's emergency planning unit and the emergency services can help in the event of an crisis.

Our 'Are you ready?' booklet tests if you are ready and gives advice on how to prepare for emergencies.

Our role

The local authority’s emergency planners give support to the police, fire and ambulance services.

Community emergency plans

Emergency planning guidance enabling community groups to provide more effective support.

Business continuity plans

How to keep the impact of an emergency on your business to a minimum.

Specific emergencies

Advice for specific emergencies.


Useful documents and publications relating to emergency planning.

Links and partners

Websites providing advice on what to do to prepare for emergencies.

Emergency response volunteers

Volunteers to assist communities and local authorities during an emergency.

Trauma support service

After a major accident we provide a range of social and psychological support services.

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