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Our role in emergencies

We are the same as any other local authority and have a statutory responsibility to respond to a major emergency. These responsibilities are shared between the other members of the Lancashire Resilience Forum, the main roles are:

  • support the emergency services
  • assistance to people in distress
  • co-ordination of activities of the various elements local authorities and other agencies
  • consultation with the police, release of information to the media and advice to the public
  • maintenance and restoration of local authority services

In order to carry out this role it is necessary for us to have a prepared emergency plan.

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