Advice to communities and voluntary groups

Advice to communities

For some major incidents the emergency services may not be at the scene for a period of time. If it is a widespread incident their resources may be stretched and not able to get to all communities as quickly as they would like. As a result, communities are encouraged to have a local plan to help them support their own community during an emergency.

Communities could be based on town or parish geographic areas, or smaller areas if necessary because of a specific risk in the area.

More information can be found here: Cabinet Office - community resilience.

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