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Preparing for an emergency - Sussex Resilience Forum

 The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) is a multi-agency partnership whose members have statutory responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, to work together to prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents. 


A major incident is a widely used term recognised nationally and locally within the SRF and is defined as:

“An event or situation with a range of serious consequences which requires special arrangements to be implemented by one or more emergency responder agency”



The Sussex Resilience Forum consists of members from the Emergency Services, National Health Service / Public Health England, Local Authorities, Environment Agency and Military and other government representatives, with comprehensive support from the Voluntary Sector coming together with the principle aim of ‘Making Sussex a Safer Place’  

The SRF Executive Committee meets tri-annually to discuss SRF activities and set the strategic direction. 

Preparing for emergencies is part of the day-to-day job. This involves:

  • Risk assessments to assess the type of hazards that might affect Sussex.
  • Preparing plans to address different types of emergencies.
  • Training and exercises to test the plans and keep staff up to date.

Contact the Forum

By post:

Sussex Resilience Forum

Operations Department

Sussex Police Headquarters

Church Lane