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We have a duty to provide assistance to the emergency services if a major incident is declared in Mid Sussex.
Our role is to:
- Support the emergency services
- Assist people who have been affected
- Support the community during the recovery process
- Provide public information via the media
- Maintain essential council services as usual
We may provide assistance in a number of ways depending on the nature of the emergency – such as:
- A Rest Centre to provide emergency shelter following an evacuation
- An Emergency Control Centre to coordinate the Council’s response
- Additional equipment and staffing to assist with the response and clean-up operation
- Advice, guidance, and monitoring in relation to any environmental impacts of the emergency
- Advice on dangerous structures
Please take a look at the Mid Sussex emergency plan.
The Sussex resilience forum
The emergency services and local authorities work together in partnership known as the Sussex Resilience Forum.
The main purpose of the Sussex Resilience Forum is to identify and manage situations which may harm:
- The environment
- Sussex Resilience Forum
- The community risks booklet
- Community resilience: resources and tools
- Environment Agency
- West Sussex County Council – preparing for emergencies
- East Sussex County Council – emergency planning
- Met Office
- British Red Cross
- Civil Contingencies Secretariat
- Home Office
- Security Advice