Emergency Planning Advice
Emergency Planning in Rutland
Emergencies can happen quickly and without warning. They can occur on a small or large scale - a transport disaster, chemical incident, flooding or a terrorist attack. The aim of the dedicated team of professionals in Emergency Planning at Rutland County Council is to assess the risks and threats to Rutland and plan for the response and recovery should an incident occur. The ultimate objective is to minimise the impact of disaster on the day-to-day lives of those who live in and work in the county and on the environment and to assist the return to normality.
Emergency planners, working with a wide range of agencies, including the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Local Resilience Forum, prepare contingency plans and organise major incident training and exercises to prepare for emergencies. Whatever the incident, the role of the County Council is always to provide care and support to the community and to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. The maintenance of the health, safety and welfare of those who live in, work in and visit the county is a principal corporate commitment.
Rutland County Council is part of the Resilience Partnership that was established in 2010 under the auspices of the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Local Resilience Forum.
The Partnership provides continuity in approach and application across the LRF area together with the 24/7 availability of a professional and dedicated team to all organisations.
In addition to Rutland County Council, members include Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Melton Borough Council, Harborough District Council, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Blaby District Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and Charnwood Borough Council.
More information about emergency preparedness is also available from UK Resilience and from the Emergency Planning Society.
If you would like to find out more about Emergency Planning in Rutland, please contact the Emergency Management Team on 01572 722577 or email email@example.com