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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.

Visit DirectGov's website on Preparing for Emergencies.

For advice and information about how to prepare for flooding go to the Environment Agency's site.

Fire Safety

The Health and Safety Executive H.S.E. 
British Chamber of Commerce
CFOA The Chief Fire Officers Association

General Links

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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
Home Office
Durham County Council
Darlington Borough Council

UK Fire Services

North East
Tyne & Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade
Cleveland Fire Brigade
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Northumberland Fire Service
West Yorkshire Fire Service

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

West Midlands
Hereford & Worcester Fire Brigade
Warwickshire Fire & Rescue
West Midlands Fire Service

South West
Cornwall County Council Fire Brigade
Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue
Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service
Wiltshire Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade

North West
Cheshire Fire Brigade
Cumbria Fire Service
Greater Manchester County Fire Service
Lancashire Combined Fire Authority
Merseyside Fire Service
Northern Ireland Fire Brigade

Mid & West Wales Fire Brigade
North Wales Fire Service
South Wales Fire Service

Bedfordshire & Luton Fire and Rescue Service
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Suffolk Fire Service

East Midlands
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue
Northhamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

South East
Buckinghamshire Fire Brigade
East Sussex Fire Brigade
West Sussex Fire Brigade
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Kent Fire Brigade
Oxfordshire Fire Service
Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Worldwide Fire Service
Melbourne Fire Service

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