The Major Incident Team is responsible for the way we co-ordinate our activity in the event of a large-scale emergency in Wiltshire.

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

  • Floods
  • Power cuts
  • Adverse weather
  • Seasonal flu
  • A large-scale fire

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. 

We work alongside our partner agencies who are category one or two responders:

  • Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • South Western Ambulance Service
  • Public Health England
  • Military
  • Environment Agency
  • National Health Service
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Wiltshire Council
  • Voluntary Agencies
  • Utility companies.

All plans and information are detailed on the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) website

For more advice and support in an emergency and planning to prevent an emergency on the following topics, visit the  Swindon and Wiltshire Local Resilience Forum

    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.

    You can read more in the Icon for pdf Are you ready? [2.3MB] leaflet.



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