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 individuals, businesses and communities of Wiltshire and Swindon to be kept informed of the activities of the LRF, and how they can prepare themselves  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 individuals, businesses and communities are well prepared to respond to and recover from emergencies.

The resilience landscape is constantly changing and we learn from experiences locally, nationally and internationally. The LRF is a dynamic partnership that is committed to its continuous improvement and development.

Latest news and articles

Advice to Stay Safe in Hot Weather

SunThe current hot weather is something many people look forward to every year and go out and enjoy. But it’s worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people. It’s important to protect yourself from too much sun or heat, to carry water when travelling and to think of those, such as young children, older people and pets, who may feel the heat more acutely than others.

 

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Wildfire Warning during Heatwave Conditions

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and RescueDorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care around heathland and open spaces during this warmer weather.

The hotter conditions being experienced means a heightened risk of wildfires across Wiltshire and Dorset.

 

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Emergency Services Show - Sunday 16 September 2018

Emergency services showTickets on sale now

The Emergency Services Show is back for a second year at its new Cotswold Airport, Kemble site, and is joining forces with the other emergency services to put on a great event for the public.  If you haven’t been before, it’s a fantastic day out for the whole family on Sunday 16th September 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

 

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Preparing for Summer and Hot Weather - Heatwave Plan for England

The Heatwave and Summer preparedness programme of the Heatwave Plan for England was launched on Friday 1st June 2018 to raise both public and professional awareness of the health impacts of hot weather, including severe heat.

 

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Climate change means more frequent flooding warns Environment Agency

Environment Agency logoIntense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent, the Environment Agency has warned today (Friday 16 February).  The warning follows a pattern of severe flooding over the past 10 years linked to an increase in extreme weather events as the country’s climate changes. Met Office records show that since 1910 there have been 17 record breaking rainfall months or seasons – with 9 of them since 2000. As intense storms are becoming more frequent, sea levels are also rising because of climate change.

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Terrorism

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.

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Safety Campaign for Youth Launched

Run, hide, tell - counter terrorism PolicingCounter Terrorism Policing have enlisted the support of celebrities from entertainment and sport to launch their first-ever safety campaign aimed at children and teenagers.

TV star Bear Grylls and England footballer Jamie Vardy are among the leading stars supporting the first phase of a new initiative designed to teach 11-16 year olds how to react in the unlikely event they are caught in a gun or knife terror attack.

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