How we plan for emergencies

Find out how we plan for things like severe weather, fires or floods, and the threat of terrorism.

We are responsible for risk assessing and helping people plan for different emergencies, and supporting the public if an emergency affects the area.

Emergencies can include dangerous or highly disruptive events such as:

  • severe weather
  • terrorism
  • helping people in distress or under threat during an emergency - for example, after a fire

We work closely with partners to prepare for these events. You can find out more on the following websites:

We've also assessed the specific risks to our area with the Kent Resilience Forum. This has been brought together into the Kent Community Risk Register.

Our role in an emergency

We're known as a 'category one responder'. This means we have key responsibilities; including providing advice and assistance to the public and sharing information with other partners.