A Major Incident is any emergency that requires the implementation of special arrangements by one or more of the emergency services, the NHS or local authority. It is likely to involve serious harm, damage, security risk, disruption or risk to human life or welfare, such as
When a major incident is declared, the emergency services and partners under the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (LRF) come together to co-ordinate the response.
The Major Incident team therefore involves contingency planning, creating frameworks and guidelines and working with these partners to ensure that the response is co-ordinated, clearly understood and communicated across all agencies.
All plans and information are detailed on the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) website
Every emergency is different, some are big, some are small, but the LRF priority is always to protect lives and property and move towards getting things back to normal as quickly as possible. As part of this it's important that you, your family, your business and your local community are prepared.