Preparing for emergencies
Historically, the North East has always had strong intra-regional links within the Emergency Planning world.
The role of the Government Office for the North East since the establishment of Regional Resilience Team in April 2003 has been to formalise these links with the creation of the Regional Resilience Forum and the regional utilities group. The Office also supports the regional Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Group.
Risk assessment is the first step in the emergency planning process and aims to identify those risks which could result in a major emergency in County Durham and Darlington. Each risk once identified is then quantified on its likelihood to occur and the probable adverse conditions / impacts which could result.
Learn about risk assessment and preparing for emergencies by visiting our Civil Contingencies Unit area or visit the Community Risk Register website. TheCounty Durham and Darlington Community Risk Register containing Risk Assessments for our area is available for viewing.
For advice and information about how to prepare for flooding go to the Environment Agency's site.
Central and Local Government
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Education
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
Department of Health
Department for Business Innovation & Skills
Government Office HSE for the North East
Durham County Council
Darlington Borough Council
UK Fire Services
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
London Fire Brigade
Worldwide Fire Service
Melbourne Fire Service
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