Emergency Planning - general information

During an emergency, the role of our Emergency Planning Team is to co-ordinate the Council's response, assist the emergency services and support the needs of the people and communities affected by the incident.

In addition, the Emergency Planning Team works with partner organisations to carry out assessments on potential risks in order to develop, prepare and maintain emergency plans, guidance documents and other related information for the benefit of the communities of Wakefield and beyond.

During an emergency, we and other organisations will strive to support all members of the community. However, there are actions you can take to help keep yourself and your family safe until help arrives. Guidance is provided in the Don’t Panic, Prepare booklet.

For further information on Emergency Planning see Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

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Contact us

Emergency Planning Section

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

0345 8 506 506