County’s disaster plan

PUBLISHED: 11:15 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

BEDFORDSHIRE is well equipped to deal with potential disasters, according to police. Emergency services in the county joined local authorities, health services and many others as part of the Bedfordshire and Luton s Local Resilience Forum. The group was s

BEDFORDSHIRE is well equipped to deal with potential disasters, according to police.

Emergency services in the county joined local authorities, health services and many others as part of the Bedfordshire and Luton's Local Resilience Forum.

The group was set up in 2004 to make arrangements for possible critical incidents.

In a major incident all partners need to be prepared to deal with casualties, large numbers of people, press enquiries, and much more.

The Forum advises residents to prepare for winter emergencies by creating a home emergency box containing useful phone numbers, toiletries, medication, matches, a first aid kit, food and spare clothes.

Deputy chief constable Martin Stuart said: "Should the worse happen, I am confident we are in a position to respond quickly and professionally to a disaster. While the odds of a disaster occurring, natural or otherwise, are low we have to be prepared for all emergencies."

To find out more visit www.pfe.gov.uk

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