Civil contingencies unit

Managing emergencies

Local authorities have a legal duty to be able to manage emergencies that happen in their boundaries.

Darlington Borough Council works through the Civil Contingencies Unit to make sure risk assessments and emergency planning take place. If there is an emergency we inform the public. The council must also train for emergencies.

The unit also helps the council to make sure it can carry on its daily business in case of an emergency. It also offers this support to the wider business and voluntary sector in the borough.

The council works with the police, fire, ambulance and other health services, as well as Durham County Council, to form the County Durham and Darlington Local Resilience Forum.

This group is chaired by the Chief Constable and makes sure that effective multi-agency arrangements are in place to cover a wide range of scenarios.

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Contact us

Contact the County Durham and Darlington Civil Contingencies Unit

on 03000 264 654,

or [email protected]