Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum

The Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is the mechanism by which multi-agency emergency responders within Avon and Somerset can co-operate collectively. It was developed as part of a statutory duty outlined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 consolidated and strengthened the existing responsibilities of multi-agency emergency responders and placed many additional duties on the newly defined Category 1 and Category 2 responders.

Find out more about the Civil Contingencies Act

The Avon and Somerset LRF is made up of key organisations, such as the Fire and Rescue Service, the Police, Ambulance, Local Authorities, Health Agencies, and the Environment Agency.

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The LRF takes overall responsibility for the direction and policies for emergency preparation and response in Avon and Somerset. There are many sub-groups and working groups acting on behalf of the LRF and these are specifically targeted at tackling the variety of risks in the area. The structure for the LRF covers a range of civil protection activities by bring together a number of organisations that help deliver a multi-agency response to emergency.

One of the core functions of the LRF is to produce a Community Risk Register (CRR). This is a comprehensive document that assesses the full risk portfolio in Avon and Somerset and gives each a risk rating based upon it's likelihood and potential impact.

Find out more about the Community Risk Register (CRR)

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