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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.
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 likely risks, the plans in place to manage those risks and what local communities can do to be prepared.
There is a range of tools, checklist and advice available to help individuals, communities and businesses to be better prepared for incidents and emergencies.
A small business management team, hosted by Sussex Police on behalf of all partners, provides secretariat support to the resilience forum. They can be contacted at:
SRF Business Management Team
Sussex Police Headquarters
Lewes BN7 2DZ