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Resilience and Emergency Management

Resilience and Emergency Management is a team of seven.  The team has many duties to fulfil in relation to certain legislation (Civil Contingencies Act). These duties include:

  • Looking at community risks
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Business Continuity management
  • Putting in place arrangements to warn and inform the public
  • Recovery after an incident
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These duties include the following responsibilities:

  • Preparing and maintaining a number of Cornwall Council Emergency Plans.  This makes sure the council provides an effective, efficient and co-ordinated response to emergencies. These include:
    • The Coastal Counter Pollution Plan
    • The Emergency and Business Continuity Plan
    • Excess Deaths Plan
    • Community Emergency Plans
    • Reception Centre Plan 
  • Training Council staff and voluntary agencies to assist in the response to major incidents.
  • Assisting in the writing of multi-agency emergency plans. These include:
    • Newquay Airport
    • Newlyn Downs Explosive Site
    • Devonport Dockyards
    • Flood plans
    • Ports and Harbour emergency plans
    • Wheal Jane mine
  • Testing plans through exercises (live and tabletop) which follow possible scenarios that could affect Cornwall 
  • Providing general advice to local businesses and voluntary organisations about Business Continuity Management
  • Putting in place arrangements to warn and inform the public in the event of an emergency.
  • Co-ordinating the provision of humanitarian assistance if required in emergencies

Resilience and Emergency Management - A Summary of what and who is involved in emergencies in Cornwall

We work with many partners including:

  • Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
  • Environment Agency
  • Health Service including NHS England and Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
  • Southwest Ambulance Service Trust
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Met Office
  • Shelterbox

The team also provides a 24 hour emergency call out service.

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