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For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks. That’s why everyone is encouraged to keep an eye on those you know whohttps://wiltshireandswindonprepared.org.uk/ may be at risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.
Make sure your business is prepared for flooding, one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the UK. The Environment Agency have prepared a simple guide on some of the easy actions that you can take to make sure that your business is as well as possible.
Cyber-attacks and data breaches have proven to be two of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals for several years running.
On Thursday 13th September 2017, local agencies including Wiltshire Police, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service and Wiltshire Council conducted a ‘live’ exercise with colleagues from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston called ‘Astral Bend’.
Last Wednesday, the LRF ran Exercise Exchange, a tabletop exercise designed in conjunction with BT to test these plans and explore the consequence management issues that fallout of such an incident. The scenario was based on a fire at a telephone exchange affecting 999 telephone lines and impacting on 100,000 people across Swindon and North Wiltshire.
EXERCISE EBOLA - OCTOBER 2014 and EXERCISE HOGSBACK - DECEMBER 2014
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. People came from across Wiltshire, Swindon and from much further afield too. With the venue being situated on the Wiltshire / Gloucestershire border, it was great to see so many neighbours from Gloucestershire. The safety messages are universal to everyone.
In its 10th anniversary year, the Emergency Services Show continues to draw large crowds of people from across Wiltshire, Swindon and much further afield too. More than ten thousand spectators made their way to Hullavington Airfield near Chippenham on Sunday 13th September 2015 to attend the Show despite a forecast for some early September inclement weather which, fortunately, didn’t materialise!
Wiltshire & Swindon LRF was pleased to be displaying at this year’s Emergency Services Show held on Sunday 8th September. Despite a few rogue showers, approximately 15,000 members of the public made their way to Hullavington Airfield near Chippenham to see the work of the local emergency services at close hand.
Members’ of the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (pictured) with the Emergency Planning Society’s (EPS) Regional Award for 2015.
The multi-agency response by members of Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to flooding last Autumn has received national praise.
On Tuesday 12th March 2013, Wiltshire Council held its annual Gala Awards Dinner. This is a grand occasion where the Council recognises the achievements of its staff in the previous twelve months.
Action Counters Terrorism (ACT). It is an innovative 45-minute training scheme that could help prevent terror attacks and it covers how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do if an attack should take place.
As we approach the festive season businesses and organisations can see a significant increase in the amount of mail being received. This can be for a variety of reasons, from an increase in transactions, to staff receiving deliveries at work.
Ahead of this busy period please find below some useful links to advice published by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).
This checklist has been created to assist businesses in the lead up to Black Friday, Christmas and the New Year. During this period we can see a significant increase in the number of people visiting retail and night time economy premises.
This checklist will help to ensure that the right protective security measures are in place.