SOMETHING FOR YOUR DIARY
2016 Central Theme
The London branch recently agreed that one primary goal for the branch will be to help members and non-members become more aware of the Counter Terrorism culture which is now developing across the UK.
Risks are increasing and even though the probability of you coming into contact with such an event is very low the severity of impact to you and others if unwittingly linked to such an event means the UK now needs to better prepare and help citizens better understand what to do if the worst were to happen.
The RUN, HIDE, TELL message is now proposed and the following video explains more.
Exercise Unified Response
Exercise Unified Response is a large scale and complex, live and command post exercise, which will be held between 29 February 2016 and 3 March 2016.
The exercise will be conducted simultaneously at four separate venues in central and south east London as well as at a disused power station located near the Dartford river crossing.
In addition to the forthcoming excercise, which will be a valuable event to support and to gain experience, there is a wealthe of awareness and education on how to prepare for potential terrorist attack at the NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) website.
UK Floods 2015/6
The winter flooding 2015 to 2016 community support page gives you a central resource to access all key information relating to this event.
Many fundraising pages have been established and the government page will give you links to many resources to either learn from the event or offer a hand to help.
City Resilience PWG (3rd May '16)
The Emergency Planning Societies City Resilience PWG Meeting was held in London Embankment on the 3rd May 2016.
42 people registered for the event with several dialing in from Newcastle, Birmingham, Bath and the Isle of Man.
The group is vey diverse with representation from all areas of public sector, private sector, 3rd sector and government and is building.
If you want to join in with the activities of the group please email CityResilienceChair@the-eps.org and let us know what you feel you can bring to the discussions.
In our oppinion City Resilence is something that has to be built by all who really understand how cities work and are prepared to take the time out to join up with like minded collegues to consider What If? and How to respond more effectively together.
If that is you make contact and join in.