At present there are no situations to report also see the link below will take you directly to our local resilience forum site, which will provide you with updates and information on what is happening in our area in connection with emergency planning.
Local Resilience Forum. Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
Emergencies can occur anywhere and often without warning leaving communities devastated and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. Leicester City Council has the duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to ensure that if and when an emergency does happen then the council is prepared to respond to support the communities affected.
Leicester City Council undertakes Emergency Management as a member of the Resilience Partnership with the other 10 local authorities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LRF). By joining with other authorities we increase our capabilities and are better able to serve the communities.
LRF regularly engages with members of the emergency services such as the Leicestershire Police, Fire and Rescue Service. NHS health organisations and many more including some from the voluntary sector. This ensures that there is a coordinated and integrated approach to protecting the communities of Leicester.
The types of emergencies that have been identified across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as having the greatest risk include:
Human influenza pandemic
Flooding from rivers and streams
Accidents involving the transport of hazardous materials
Flooding from surface run off due to sudden heavy rainfall
Extreme weather, hot and cold
For further information please visit the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Risk Register
What are we doing?
Emergency Management Officers spend the majority of their time developing Emergency Plans to ensure that all the emergency services and local authorities can respond to any incident. They also ensure that regular training and exercising is also undertaken.
If you would like to see any of the authorities emergency plans please contact the Emergency Management Officer.
What can you do to help?
The Local Resilience Forum website provides further details on a wide range of issues associated with Emergency Preparedness and information on how communities can help themselves by preparing their homes and business for an emergency.
Who is your Emergency management Officer?
If during an emergency you are displaced from your home the council has a responsibility to provide temporary accommodation in the form of an emergency centre. These are public buildings that have been prepared and will be staffed by trained council personnel and members of various voluntary agencies to cater for your immediate needs during an emergency.
If you are advised to evacuate you will be informed of the location of the nearest emergency centre. For more advice and information about what you should do during an emergency please visit during an emergency page of the local resilience forum website.
Major Incident Plan
As a duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 the council has to publish all or parts of the plans that it produces in relation to dealing with emergencies. The plan provided is a limited part of the plan which has had all restricted information removed from it and is provided to give a background overview of the procedures that the Council will adopt in the event of an emergency.
The Major Incident Plan is currently under review and will be made available once it has been approved.