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delivering locally during an emerge ncy

Delivering locally during an emergency

Jez Reynolds

Welland and Oadby and Wigston (WOW)

Emergency Planning Partnership

  • Working in a multi-agency environment
  • The role of Local Authorities
  • Emergency Management in LAs
  • Recovery issues
  • Case studies
a major emergency is
A major emergency is ?

Any event or circumstance that happens with or without warning and causes or threatens:

  • Widespread death or injury
  • disruption to the community
  • or damage to property or to the environment
civil contingencies act responsibilities
Category 1:

Risk Assessments

Emergency planning

Warning and informing the public

Robust business continuity management arrangements

Local Authorities:

Promotion of business continuity management

Category 1 & 2:



Civil Contingencies Act - Responsibilities
planning with lrf partners
Planning with LRF partners
  • Animal Diseases
  • Communicating with the Public
  • Mass Vaccinations
  • Fuel Crisis Plan
  • Mass Casualties
  • Mass Fatalities
local authorities role in an emergency
Local authorities’ role in an emergency
  • Support Multi-agency activity
  • Warn and inform the public
  • Assist those affected
  • Provide specialist assistance,

resources and equipment

  • Co-ordinate long term recovery
possible responsibilities
Animal welfare

Appeal/Supplementary Funds

Building Access/Control

Building Materials

Cleaning Services

Construction Equipment & Plant

Community Recovery

Counselling/Victim Support

Dangerous Structures

Disease Control

Education and Leisure

Emergency Feeding

Emergency Lighting and Power

Emergency Fencing and Security

Expenditure Approval/Financial Records

Flood Prevention

Food safety

Forward Planning/Strategic issues/Recovery

Furniture storage

Hazardous substances

Highways Department – Clearance/Repair/Traffic Routing

Health Hazards


Incident Control, Co-ordination & Communications

Insurance Claims





Mutual Aid

Pest Control

Premises Adaptation

Press and Media Liaison

Property repair

Public Information/Enquiries


Radiation Monitoring

Refuse Collection

Registration of evacuees

Rest Centre Management

Survivor Reception Centres

Site Clearance/Recovery

Temporary Accommodation

Temporary Mortuaries

Temporary Sanitation


Vaccination Centres

Voluntary/Faith Organisations

Waste Disposal

Welfare/Social Services Department

Possible responsibilities

Major Emergency Plans

Emergency Centres

Site Plans such as COMAH

Emergency Plans

Mass Evacuation



how do las deal with emergencies
Crisis Management Group

Within departments

Control Centre

How do LAs deal with emergencies?

“If you want to look spontaneous make sure it’s well planned”

strategic functions of a la in a major emergency
Strategic functions of a LA in a major emergency
  • Take overall responsibility for the management of an emergency.
  • Determine a clear strategic aim and objectives. Establish a policy framework.
  • Prioritise demands of the situation and direct the response.

4. Authorise expenditure and record all decision-making.

5. Conduct forward planning to identify risks and facilitate recovery. Ensure long-term resourcing and expertise.

how do las deal with emergencies1
How do LAs deal with emergencies?

Crisis Management Group

Within departments

Control Centre

“If you want to look spontaneous make sure it’s well planned”

tactical functions of an la in a major emergency
Tactical functions of an LA in a major emergency
  • Recognise the strategic aims and objectives.
  • Implement the policy established at strategic level.
  • Formulate and manage the response.
  • Allocate personnel and resources. Record Expenditure.
  • Co-ordinate and log communications.
  • Maintain an accurate picture of the situation.
key issues
Key issues

Emergency response - a draw on resources.

Attendance at co-ordinating meetings

(internal & external).

Business Continuity aspects

Communication issues (public and media)




Rebuilding the community

Managing the financial implications

Managing resources

Responding to

welfare needs

rebuilding the community
Building projects

Public information strategy

Chance to improve amenities


Rebuilding the Community

“From adversity comes opportunity”

financial implications
Avoid other organisation’s tasks

Liaise with Insurance industry, particularly loss adjusters

Establish systems for emergency expenditure

Maintain accurate financial records

Financial Implications
managing resources
Managing Resources
  • What is the most important resource of local authorities?


Issues include;

  • Health & Safety
  • Workloads of diverted staff
  • Information
  • Support networks
  • Mutual Aid
welfare needs of the community
Database of offers of support.

‘Drop-in centres’

Public helpline.

Voluntary organisations



Welfare needs of the Community
foot and mouth
Environmental risk (groundwater) and public health assessments for on-site burials

Plume monitoring from pyres

Burial sites - Animals classed as

agricultural waste need to be

buried immediately

Non-collection of refuse as lorries not permitted to leave public highways in rural areas

Foot and Mouth
buncefield oil terminal
Buncefield Oil Terminal
  • Unaware of the constituents of the smoke
  • Local water supplies
  • Monitoring
  • Checking damaged buildings within cordons were safe
gloucestershire flooding
Gloucestershire Flooding
  • 5,000 homes and businesses flooded, 200 people rescued.
  • Electricity lost to 48,000 homes. Many without any mains water.
  • 825 homes evacuated.
  • 10,000 people stranded on the M5 motorway.
gloucs flooding impact on eh team
Gloucs. Flooding - impact on EH team
  • Officers visited more than 1000 properties
  • Advice to businesses and visits by EHOs/Police to ensure compliance
  • Survey of all flooded residential


  • Extra staff had to be drafted in
  • Accounts set up to apply for monies

from Bellwin Fund

  • EH officers shadow the Call Centre
  • Pest control officers distribute water
gloucs flooding ongoing work
Gloucs. Flooding - Ongoing work
  • Appointment of EHO to deal with Flood issues
  • Vulnerable groups identified from survey contacted
  • Householders affected by the floods offered help and advice.
  • Regular visits to those living in caravans
  • Helped set up and staff Flood Forums and drop-ins
  • Site inspections - monitoring vulnerable areas
  • Working closely with site developers
  • Working in a multi-agency environment
  • The role of Local Authorities
  • Emergency Management

in LAs

  • Recovery issues
  • Case studies
emergency planning is everybody s business
Emergency Planning is everybody’s business….
  • What will your role be in an emergency?
  • Are you prepared?!
a reminder
A reminder…

“5 minutes before the

party is not the time to

learn how to dance.”

Charlie Brown