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

Get Ready for Winter

Getting ready for WinterWinter is nearly upon us. The clocks have gone back, Halloween has been and gone, and people are beginning to turn their attention towards the festivities of Christmas.

Winter can see an increase in deaths, illnesses and accidents so it is important to be prepared.

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Get the Flu Jab!

flu jabHealth professionals are encouraging those who need the flu vaccination to have it, to protect their own health and also to protect the health of their family, work colleagues and friends from the debilitating effects of the flu.

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Local Councils ready for the onset of Winter

GrittersBoth Swindon and Wiltshire Councils have preparations in hand ready to face any severe weather this winter. Their meticulous preparations helped to mitigate the impacts of ‘The Beast from the East’ earlier this year, when both locations experienced heavy snowfall meaning that the areas were able to get back to business as usual pretty quickly.

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A great day out with a an important message

The Emergency Services Show returned to the Cotswolds Airfield at Kemble for the second year on Sunday 16th September 2018.

This year the Show was blessed with better weather meaning that nearly 18,000 people attended throughout the day.

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Use Water Wisely

use water wiselyWater is always a precious resource and everyone is encouraged to use it wisely, whatever the weather. Not only does this help to keep water bills down it also protects the environment. 

 

 

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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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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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