Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum

Welcome to the website of the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (LRF). The LRF is a collective of local agencies working together to prepare for, respond to and recover from major incidents and emergencies.

This website provides the opportunity for the communities of Wiltshire and Swindon to be kept informed of the activities of the LRF, and how they can prepare themselves and their families for emergencies. It is intended to complement the websites of local agencies which are always a source of good advice and information particularly during an emergency situation.

Enabling People to be Better Prepared in an Emergency

Whilst the reality is that major incidents are fortunately very rare, the activities of the LRF ensure that our communities are well prepared to respond to and recover from emergencies.

Latest news and articles

Exercise Manhattan

Exercise ManhattanOn Friday 7th October 2016, the Local Resilience Forum undertook the final exercise in their autumn trilogy of exercising aimed at responders being prepared to respond to a major incident or emergency. The overall purpose is to help keep the people of Wiltshire and Swindon safe.  Agencies attended MOD Corsham so that plans could be tested together in a multi-agency environment in response to a major incident scenario at the site.



Pop-up Command Centre

Comms vehicleIt’s like a scene from Star Trek. A bank of TV screens, a wall of computer servers and some portable hi-tech cameras – the new Wiltshire Police Mobile Command Centre is an impressive sight when you first step inside.



Exercise Ludo

Exercise LudoExercise Ludo was a multi-agency social media exercise developed by Wiltshire Police and Public Health England (Porton Down) utilising wnn and Twister news and social media sites. The exercise focussed on a chemical incident at a fictitious factory on the West Wiltshire Trading Estate in Westbury.


Power Cut - call 105

105 is a new three-digit number that people can call to report or get information about power cuts. You can also call 105 with any welfare concerns related to a power cut, or if you are worried about the safety of over or underground electricity cables or substations.


Response Pastors - more volunteers trained

Response Pastors – More volunteers trained!Street Pastors engage with people on the streets to care for them, listen to them and help them. They work together with other partners in the night-time economy to make communities safer.



Exercise Snowy Owl

Exercise Snowy OwlThe LRF has begun a busy schedule of exercises this autumn by taking part in Exercise Snowy Owl. Multi-agency exercising is aimed at responders being prepared and helping to keep the people of Wiltshire and Swindon safe.


Emergency Planning Society Award

EPS logoMembers’ of the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (pictured) with the Emergency Planning Society’s (EPS) Regional Award for 2015.



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