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 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.



Warm & Safe Wiltshire Advice Service

Warm & Safe Wiltshire Advice Service logo

Would you be at risk during a power cut?

If so, you may be eligible for enrollment on to the  Priority Services Register.



Heatwave Plan for England 2016

The Heatwave Plan for England has been published. It is identical to the 2015 Plan and still has 2015 showing on the front cover! It aims to prepare for, alert people to and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.

It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for: 

  • the NHS, local authorities, social care and other public agencies
  • professionals working with people at risk
  • individuals, local communities and voluntary groups

Click here to view Heatwave Plan for England
Click here to view Heatwave Plan for England: easy read version


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.


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