Wyre Council

Frequently Asked Questions: Community and living

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Community and living FAQs

Q: What is the definition of a major emergency?

Answer:

Any event or situation which threatens serious damage to a human welfare in a place in the UK, the environment of a place in the UK or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the UK.

This definition is widely accepted and encompasses both sudden impact events such as transport accidents and explosions and the more creeping crisis type incidents such as foot and mouth or the fuel crisis.

Q: What is the council's role in a major emergency?

Q: What should I do in a major emergency?

Q: What is the Civil Contingencies Act?

Q: What is the Community Risk Register?

Q: What type of emergencies does the council plan for?