Civil emergencies - emergency plan

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The Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council Emergency Plan assists when there is a Major Emergency in our area.

Essentially a Major Emergency is something on a scale that needs special arrangements to deal with it, such as:

  • Extreme weather, storms, floods etc
  • Serious transport accidents
  • Major crime/terrorism/public disorder
  • Explosion/fire/industrial accidents
  • Infectious disease outbreak

Our Emergency Plan helps us to:

  • assess the risk of an emergency occurring
  • plan for and to respond to a broad range of emergencies
  • be resilient as an organisation, putting into place suitable business continuity measures
  • share information with other responders
  • warn and inform the public before, during and after an emergency
  • cooperate with other responders
  • promote business continuity and other good resilience practice to local businesses and the voluntary sector

We have prepared this with a number of other partners, such as other local authorities in Kent, emergency services, the NHS, the Environment Agency, utility providers, transport providers and the voluntary sector

We take part in regular training exercises to prepare for emergencies, along with, fire, police, ambulance services and other organisations.

We also have to be able to continue to deliver day-to-day services while responding to a major emergency, and have business continuity plans in place to do so.