Civil Emergency or Major Incident

Stafford Borough Council is a Category 1 Responder as defined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. As a local authority we are obliged to have suitable plans in place to respond to a range of civil emergencies e.g. flooding, transport accidents or a pandemic.

Accordingly, we work closely with the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit, emergency services, the Environment Agency, other local authorities, health authorities, utility companies and voluntary organisations to ensure we can respond efficiently and proportionately to whatever situation arises.

Under a Shared Services Agreement, Cannock Chase District Council supports Stafford Borough in discharging its duties under the Civil Contingencies Act.

A booklet entitled, Your guide to dealing with the unexpected" (pdf 3.79mb) has been produced to help residents prepare for the unexpected. In addition to useful contact numbers, it contains a step by step guide to preparing for an emergency and a template to allow you to create your own household emergency plan.

Useful Links

Staffordshire Prepared - This is the website for the Civil Contingencies Unit in Staffordshire. It provides information for residents, businesses and visitors regarding preparations for, and responses to emergencies and major incidents within the county.

UK Resilience - This website exists to provide a resource for civil protection practitioners, supporting the work which goes on across the UK to improve emergency preparedness. The Government's aim is to reduce the risk from emergencies so that people can go about their business freely and with confidence.

Preparing for Emergencies - This webpage has information on how you can help yourself and others in emergencies.

Business Continuity Institute - The Business Continuity Institute's mission is to promote Business Continuity Management worldwide.  This website provides information for businesses large and small to guide them through the business continuity process.

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