Emergency Plan

Development

This plan has been developed by the Emergency Planning Group of Bozeat Parish Council. The Bozeat Emergency Plan has been prepared for use in the event of a major incident being declared within the parish. The aim is to provide a framework of procedures to enable a quick and effective response to reduce the effects of any emergency on the public and the environment.

Definition of an Emergency or Major Incident

Any event or circumstance that causes or threatens death or injury, disruption to the community, or damage to property or to the environment on such a scale that the effect cannot be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations as part of their normal day-to-day activities.

Emergencies have no boundaries and could affect the whole Parish or Borough in part or whole of Northamptonshire and due to the unknown nature of these, the Emergency Services, County and Borough Councils, and other agencies may be overwhelmed resulting in a delayed response to specific areas.

Purpose of the Plan

This plan has been designed to enable the Parish to identify the immediate actions they should consider during an emergency. No single agency has the capacity, skills and resources with which to respond successfully to a major incident.

Incidents demand a combined and co-ordinated response.  The aim of the plan is to increase the short-term resilience of the community to an emergency, by the identification of assets available within the community.

Objectives of the Plan

  • Identify the risks to the community and relevant response actions.
  • Identify vulnerable people in the community.
  • Identify resources in the community available to assist during an emergency.
  • Provide key contact details for the Parish Council Emergency Group, Key Community Resources, the Emergency Services and Local Authorities.

Document

The Emergency Plan document can be downloaded below.  We have removed personal information, but initial response contact details have been retained.   In case of a major incident, your first contact should be the normal Emergency Services by dialling 999.