As a local authority it is our role to support the
emergency services in the case of a major incident. We will co-ordinate
the Council's response during a major incident, together with the
A major incident can arise with or without warning and can happen anywhere and at any time. Fortunately major incidents happen very infrequently. When they do happen, the size of the incident means that special arrangements are needed to help organisations work together and respond as quickly and efficiently as possible.
What is a major incident/emergency?
An emergency is defined as:-
- An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare and/or the environment; or
- War, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to security.
- Examples of major incidents include:-
- Natural disasters such as floods and storms
- Pollution i.e. spillages, radioactive substances, toxic gases
- War or terrorism