West Yorkshire Prepared is the Local Resilience Forum for West Yorkshire.
Made up of the region’s key emergency responders and specific supporting agencies, the Partnership works to help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents.
- We assess the types of hazards that might affect our region
- Put plans in place to address different types of emergencies
- Deliver training and exercises to test the plans
- Ensure staff in all organisations are kept up to date
- Provide advice, information and assistance to the public, business community and voluntary organisations.
The organisations in West Yorkshire Prepared work collaboratively to ensure there is co-ordination, co-operation and efficiency within the partnership, working together for the benefit of the communities they serve.
The Partnership is made up of multiple organisations split into two categories:
Category 1 organisations, who are at the core of the response to most emergencies:
- West Yorkshire Police Service
- West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
- Bradford Metropolitan Council
- Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
- Kirklees Metropolitan Council
- Leeds City Council
- Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
- Yorkshire Ambulance Service
- The NHS
- Environment Agency
And Category 2 organisations, who are co-operating bodies and, in the event of a major emergency, would support Category 1 organisations where required:
- Health and Safety Executive
- British Transport Police
- The Met Office
- The Highways Agency
- Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
- The Rail Industry
- Utilities (Northern Power Grid)
- Voluntary Sector
About Local Resilience Forums: A Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is a multi-agency forum formed in a police area of the United Kingdom by key emergency responders and specific supporting agencies. Established under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA), which came into effect in order to ensure the UK is better prepared to cope with potential risks, LRFs require organisations across specific areas to work together to prepare, respond and recover from different emergencies.
An LRF allows responders access to a forum to consult, collaborate and disclose information with each other to facilitate planning and response to emergencies, and produce a Community Risk Register. Links to all LRFs can be found through the Local Resilience Forums page of the Cabinet Office website (www.gov.uk/guidance/local-resilience-forums-contact-details).
Aim and objectives
The aim of the LRF is to make sure that the duties stated in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) are achieved within a multi-agency environment. These are to:
- Co-operate with other local responders
- Share information with other local responders
- Assess the risk of emergencies in the area
- Put in place business continuity management arrangements.
- Put in place arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public in the event of an emergency.
- Provide advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary organisations about business continuity
Deputy Chief Fire Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
Chief Executive of Calderdale Council
Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police
Inspector John-Paul Berriff
West Yorkshire Police