Preparing for emergencies
Torfaen Emergency Management Service provides a 24 hour Emergency Planning / Civil Contingencies function for Torfaen County Borough Council.
The principal Emergency Management role is to ensure the council can respond to major emergencies and disruptions whilst still maintaining the ability to provide key services. It does this by having integrated arrangements in place (plans, procedures, training, etc) that will enable the response to be as effective as possible. These planning arrangements involve other partner agencies such as the Police, Fire & Rescue Service, Ambulance, Health, Natural Resources Wales, Military, Utilities and the Voluntary Sector. The planning arrangements also include Regional and Central Government and other Local Authorities.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 requires Local Responders to undertake a number of statutory duties, one of which is to maintain and publish a Community Risk Register as part of a risk based planning process.
For further information on emergencies visit the Red Cross website, the Wales Resilience website and the new Gwent Local Resilience Forum website.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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