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Emergency preparedness

Flooding, severe weather, prolonged power cut, heatwave, large smoke plume, chemical leak…how would you cope in an emergency situation? 

If there is a major emergency affecting wide areas the emergency services will attend to the most vulnerable first. Being prepared and knowing what to do in an emergency can limit the impact of the emergency on you, your family and the community and help the recovery process. 

As essential responders during an emergency, we work with all other emergency services, local authorities, health organisations, utility companies and others to ensure we can respond appropriately in emergency situations. You need to be prepared too.  

We’ve teamed up with the other agencies to prepare some advice for local residents and businesses about how to get prepared. The information is hosted on Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service’s website. Please have a read and make sure you know what to do. 

Currently the Emergency Planning and Response Framework (EPRR) establishes the framework for NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s activities in relation to emergency planning resilience and response. It supports the CCG to understand it responsibilities should an emergency situation occur and takes account of emergency planning arrangements.

This will change on 1 July 2022 when NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough will take over legal respsonsibilities and become a Category One responder. This means we will be more involved and one of the leaders of emergency prepardness in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.