Emergency Plans

Planning for emergencies is an important and large part of our work. Every plan is regularly updated and also thoroughly revised through multi-agency processes, exercising and testing. Following the activation of any multi-agency emergency plan, a multi-agency debrief will always take place to ensure key learning points are identified and incorporated into emergency response planning in the future.

Risks to the community are assessed within a local resilience area and maintained in a document entitled the Community Risk Register. For Cornwall, the Devon and Cornwall policing area forms our Local Resilience Forum (LRF). This LRF develops and maintains local emergency plans such for risks such as flooding and a human flu pandemic. We write our own Cornwall Council plans but also assist in writing and exercising the LRF Multi Agency Plans.

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Some of these plans include:

Emergency plans are also developed for other possible national situations and can be found through the following link(s):

Once the Resilience and Emergency Management team has been informed about an emergency, they will discuss the need to escalate the management of the situation with internal services, the external lead agency (if applicable) and other organisations, where appropriate.

Should it be decided that the situation warrants the need for further discussion and planning, the Resilience and Emergency Management team will convene an initial Tactical Co-ordinating Group meeting, via either conference call or physically in the Emergency Centre in the basement at County Hall, Truro.

The Tactical Co-ordinating Group will consist of representatives from relevant Council services as well as external organisations such as Devon and Cornwall Police, Environment Agency, Met Office, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, etc, dependent on the nature of the emergency.