Preparing for an emergency - Sussex Resilience Forum
Local resilience forums bring together emergency services, councils, utilities and other essential public and voluntary services to work in partnership to support the local community during incidents and emergencies.
Through the Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF), organisations work together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. The SRF is responsible for coordinating and testing emergency plans and procedures so that member organisations are prepared to meet their duties specified under the Civil Contingencies Act.
During an incident or emergency, members of the resilience forum work together to support the organisation/s that are leading the response.
The Sussex Resilience Forum is hosted on behalf of all partners by Sussex Police.
For more information about preparing for and responding to emergencies in your area, visit:
The nature of the emergency will affect the decisions you make and the actions you take.
In an emergency, if you are not involved in the incident, but are close by or believe you may be in danger, the best advice is to go inside a safe building (close windows, turn off any air-conditioning or ventilation equipment), stay inside until you are advised to do otherwise, and tune in to local radio or TV for information.
Make sure 999 has been called if people are injured or if there is a threat to life.
Do not put yourself or others in danger
Follow the advice of the emergency services
Try to remain calm and think before acting
Try to reassure others.
Emergency responders may not immediately be able to provide information on what is happening and what you should do. However, you should watch TV, listen to the radio or check the internet often for official news and instructions as they become available.
All local resilience forums are required to publish a community risk register, setting out the most relevant risks in their area, the plans in place to manage them, and what local communities can do to be prepared for emergencies.
The Community Risk Register for Sussex (CRR) is a collection of local risk assessments, rated in terms of their potential impact and likelihood of occurring, owned and maintained by the SRF.
The CRR is the first step in the emergency planning process it ensures planned responses are proportionate to the risk, and that communities can be prepared.