Gwent Local Resilience Forum Volunteers Group
Voluntary agencies play an important part of the response to emergencies. The following organisations are part of the Gwent Local Resilience Forum Volunteers Group.
Last Modified: 06/09/2022
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- Gwent RAYNET Group - The Radio Amateurs Emergency Network provides communication tools to overlay or fill gaps in the communication networks during an incident. The equipment can send both sound and data.
- St John's Ambulance - Can provide First Aid assistance, Ambulances, Qualified Medics and other First Aid resources. They can also help provide extra manpower to attend rest centres and Temporary shelters.
- Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) - Provides In-shore rescue boat and land search services for the Severn Estuary and upper reaches of the River Severn.
- WRVS (Formally The Women's Royal Voluntary Service) - Provide staff at reception centres, rest centres and at the scene itself and will conduct evacuee registration. They can also provide catering for responding personnel and victims.
- The Salvation Army - Can provide meals and snacks for responders and victims. They can also provide clothing and shelter, relative tracking service and staff to assist in admin requirements of the incident.
- Gwent Victim Support - Provide free and confidential support to victims.
- British Red Cross - Can provide First Aid, manpower, qualified Doctors and Nurses, vehicles, shelter, welfare assistance and nursing at Rest Centres and also at Temporary Mortuaries. The British Red Cross will also co-ordinate appeal funds for victims of the disaster.
- Cruse Bereavement Care - Exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
- South Wales Search & Rescue Association - Is the co-ordinating body for South Wales and includes Brecon Mountain Rescue, Central Beacons Mountain Rescue, Longtown Mountain Rescue, South Wales Cave Rescue Association (SWCRO), Western Beacons Mountain Rescue & South Wales Mountain Rescue Search Dogs (SARDA).