Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), Thames Water and Wessex Water have teamed up to provide extra support for vulnerable customers during power cuts or water supply interruptions. In order to benefit from this additional support it is important that you sign up to the Priority Services Register. You only have to sign up once - if you register with one of the companies they will share your information in confidence with the other supplier.
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Hopefully the majority of people will never find themselves involved in an emergency or major incident. However, it Is sensible to prepare for the worst and be in a position to help you and your family if such an event happens. Some sensible precautions are advisable which will help keep everyone safe, prior to emergency assistance arriving.
Disruptions to gas, electricity and water supplies are often linked to severe weather and although rare, they do have a big impact when they happen
Infectious Diseases can cause misery for many and spread rapidly if uncontrolled. This can disrupt the lives of the general public, however sensible precautions can easily prevent this situation escalating.
If there’s a fire, get out, stay out and call 999
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Information about cyber attacks and steps that can be taken to enhance cyber security
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.