Creating a Community Emergency Plan Information Session for Parish and Town Councils
Tues 28th June 2022
6 – 7.30pm
Last winter’s storms have highlighted the importance for local communities of being prepared for emergency situations such as extreme weather and fires. Communities have the local knowledge, skills and awareness of people within their area that enables them to prepare for an emergency but also react immediately with certain tasks in those first few hours when awaiting the emergency services. Preparing a Community Emergency Plan pulls together all of this local knowledge and information into a more structured response which will help minimise the impacts of an emergency and improve the resilience of the community.
Our briefing session will explain the purpose of a plan, take you through the key steps for devising, testing and implementing it and the help that can be provided through the process. Town and Parish Councils can play a vital role in leading their community to develop a Community Emergency Plan. The session will be suitable for both councillors and clerks.
We will be joined by Laura Dobson from DCC’s Civil Contingencies Unit, Bill Stephenson from the Environment Agency who have both worked with local communities in the development of Community Emergency Plans and a member of the Durham Community Action team who will guide us through issues around volunteers and associated issues of data protection, vetting etc.
Registration and cancellations will close 48 hours before each event.