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Preparing for an emergency - Sussex Resilience Forum

The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) has statutory responsibilities arising from the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, which requires specific organisations within to work together to prepare for, respond to and recover from different emergencies.

In order to constitute an emergency, an event or situation must additionally require the implementation of special arrangements by one or more members of the Sussex Resilience Forum.

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Members of the Forum include the emergency services, NHS bodies, County Councils, Brighton and Hove City Council, district and borough Councils, and government agencies and departments such as the Environment Agency, with comprehensive support from the Voluntary Sector.

The SRF Executive Committee meets quarterly to discuss priorities and review past incidents from a strategic point of view. A number of other groups report to the Executive Committee.

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