The service has a statutory duty to provide a safe and effective operational response to meet a wide range of incidents.
These incidents include:
Road traffic collisions
Water rescue, including flooding
Hazardous materials incidents and mass decontamination
National and international rescue.
The service also plays a full part in the National Resilience Programme which prepares for and responds to major emergencies and unexpected events such as natural disasters or terrorist incidents. The resources we maintain to support this programme include High Volume Pumps, Mass Decontamination Equipment and hazardous materials specialists who are trained to detect, identify and monitor chemicals.