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Emergency management

Our Officers ensure that we are meeting the Council’s duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The Resilience Officer is responsible for developing emergency plans in order to protect our residents in the event of an emergency. 

Emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time, leaving communities devastated and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. It is for this reason that our Emergency Management team ensure that they are prepared to respond and support our residents.

These plans are regularly tested and exercised to make sure that they continue to be effective.


Potential risks for Charnwood

The eight emergencies which have been identified as potential risks across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 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 or cold
• fuel disruptions
• large fires
• and public disorder

We have noted flooding as a particular risk for residents of Charnwood. guidance on how to be prepared in the event of flooding can be found on the Environment Agency website and on the County Council flooding webpages.


Preparing for an emergency

If during an emergency you are displaced from your home we have a responsibility to provide temporary shelter in the form of an ‘Emergency Centre’. These are public buildings that have been prepared for this purpose and will be staffed by trained council personnel and members of various voluntary agencies to cater for your immediate needs.

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