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

Cancellation of Emergency Services Show 2016

Emergency services show cancelledIt is with regret that the difficult decision has been taken to cancel the Emergency Services Show in 2016. 

Despite many encouraging conversations, the trustees have been unable to get sufficient written assurances of the site being available in September. As such, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s event. 

The LRF looks forward to returning to an even better event than ever in 2017!


New Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service comes into being

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and RescueA new era will begin in Dorset and Wiltshire on 1 April, when the two county fire and rescue services formally combine into one organisation.




TerrorismActs of terrorism in the UK are rare but sadly there is a likelihood that terrorists will try to attack us. Recent events around the world are a reminder of the threat we face. 

It is important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises. Further advice and information can be found in this article.


PCC Sponsors 'In Case Of Emergency' Cards

ICE card being held.A new scheme sponsored by PCC Angus Macpherson to help vulnerable people across Wiltshire to feel safer when out and about in the community has been launched in Salisbury.



Preparing Your Business For Flooding

Salisbury floods.In January, Salisbury Business Improvement District and Wiltshire Council, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, held a meeting to discuss how local businesses can prepare for a flooding event.



Countdown to new combined Fire & Rescue Service

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue.It is now less than three months until the new Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service comes into being. As of 1 April 2016, the local authority areas of Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Swindon and Wiltshire will be served by one combined Fire and Rescue Service with 50 fire stations.


Met Office UK Storm Centre

Met office storm centreRun by the Met Office, the UK Storm Centre provides weather information on named wind storms, which are expected to result in significant impacts in the UK and/or Ireland.



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