Shropshire Council

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Plans and procedures

We're responsible for ensuring that integrated plans for coping with emergencies and major incidents are coordinated, developed and tested by the relevant agencies, including police, ambulance and fire and rescue.

When a major incident occurs that's beyond the capacity of the emergency services to deal with unaided, our major incident response plans are put into action. These plans and procedures are designed to ensure that:

  • Preparation and planning has been undertaken prior to any major incident
  • The emergency services have the necessary support during the incident
  • The return to normality is carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • There's a speedy response by all parties
  • The necessary skills and resources are deployed
  • There's a resumption of normal services

This is achieved through close coordination between the Emergency Planning Unit and agencies in plan preparation, staff training and devising and running exercises designed to reinforce training and to validate agreed procedures.

Plans held by us

  • Our emergency plan
  • Major accident hazard pipelines
  • Multi-agency flood plan for Shropshire
  • Emergency mortuary plan for the county of Shropshire
  • Media plan
  • Rabies contingency plan
  • Evacuation and shelter plan
  • Control of major accident hazards plan - COMAH (statutory)
  • Radiation emergency preparedness and public information regulations plan - REPPIR (statutory)
  • Recovery plan
  • Humanitarian Assistance Centre's plan
  • Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Silver Partnership plan

We also hold national plans, procedures and schemes relating to a wide range of possible or potential incidents.

Please note that all our emergency plans are undergoing a review due to ongoing reorganisation. Where plans haven't been published on this website, copies can be requested by contacting us using the details on this page.