Latest Knowledge Base Articles

Flood Maps

Posted by LRF Manager

The maps show areas at risk from river, coastal, reservoir and surface water flooding.

From December 2013, the new and updated flood maps were published on the Environment Agency website to help people find out if they live or work in an area at risk from flooding.

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Flooding Advice and Information

Posted by LRF Manager

Flooding is a major risk to the UK and appears as a significant risk on the Wiltshire and Swindon Community Risk Register. Both Wiltshire and Swindon have been affected by flooding in recent years. This article is designed to highlight issues that may arise from flooding and to signpost members of the public to various agencies and organisations who can assist.

The first download is produced jointly by the Environment Agency and Public Health England giving practical advice on...

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Counter Terrorism

Posted by LRF Manager

Acts 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.

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Power Cuts

Posted by LRF Manager

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.

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Your Home and Family

Posted by LRF Manager

Emergencies happen. There will be times when you may be affected by an emergency but your life is not in immediate danger. During this time you need to know how to help yourself and those around you.

This advice is designed to help you and your family prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of events that disrupt your daily lives.

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Preparing Your Business

Posted by LRF Manager

Business Continuity Planning is important to every business regardless of size and sector. Unplanned events such as floods, fire, terrorist threats or epidemics such as pandemic flu or foot and mouth can have a devastating effect on small businesses.

By creating a continuity plan, businesses are able to plan for the unexpected ensuring that minimal disruption is caused to the business and its customers.

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Red Cross First Aid App

Posted by LRF Manager

If a friend or family member was having a heart attack or was choking, would you know how to help them?

The British Red Cross has developed a free app featuring simple, easy advice on 18 everyday first aid scenarios, as well as tips on how to prepare for emergencies, from severe winter weather to road traffic collisions.

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Oil Spills

Posted by LRF Manager

Oil spills can be a problem for many people including boat owners, farmers and those working in the horticulture industry, DIY and car enthusiasts.

The Environment Agency has launched a website which gives advice on such matters as oil theft prevention, oil spills in flood risk areas and preparing to deal with a spill.

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