The Emergency Planning Service prepares for and deals with a wide range of emergencies such as flooding and other severe weather events, major fires and chemical leaks. We prepare contingency plans as well as organise and deliver training and exercises for the many organisations with a role to play in preventing or responding to these types of incidents. You can view the emergency evacuation plan leaflet on the Derbyshire Prepared Website.
The Derbyshire Emergency Planning team is based in County Hall, Matlock.
The Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is responsible for the overall direction and policies for emergency planning and preparation in Derbyshire to ensure the effective delivery of duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
For more information about the LRF and emergency planning in Derbyshire see the Derbyshire Prepared website.
All designated "Category 1" responders under the Civil Contingencies Act are required to carry out Risk Assessments for their area.
In Derbyshire this process has been underway since guidance was first issued by the Government in July 2005. By working together we have made good progress in assessing the levels of risk for a range of potential hazards and threats in our area.
Community Risk Registers (put in hyperlink here) have been compiled to show the results of these detailed assessments. This enables us to better understand our risks, decide our priorities and identify the further actions required, including enhanced contingency planning.
Our joint aim within Derbyshire is to improve our capability to respond to any emergencies, minimise the effects on our communities and to keep residents well informed while we also continue to deliver our own critical services.
Community Risk Registers appear on the Derbyshire Prepared website.
We have Business Continuity management arrangements in place to help us to continue to deliver key services in the event of an emergency such as severe weather disruption, loss of premises or a power failure. Our Business Continuity Policy supports these management arrangements.
Local businesses can improve their prospects of still trading in the event of an emergency by preparing their own Business Continuity Plan.