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Public safety and emergencies

Emergency planning in Lincoln

As one of seven district councils in Lincolnshire, we have a statutory duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to write, maintain and test plans for civil emergencies in the city. This also involves the training of relevant staff to ensure they are able to carry out the functions required by the Act.

In a national or local emergency we:

  • Support the emergency services in all areas of their work
  • Maintain services where the council has a duty to perform or interest to support
  • Assist in returning the community to a state of normality as soon as possible.

How we do this:

  • We liaise with the county councils emergency planning unit to ensure an integrated response to an emergency situation
  • We plan to ensure that the people and environment of Lincoln City are protected and that a new normality is restored to the community as quickly as possible
  • We exercise our plans to ensure a prompt, coordinated and adequate response to an incident.

Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council may be asked to help respond to many types of emergencies across the county at any time. There are several departments that may become involved such as adult social care, children’s services, registration, celebratory and coroners’ services, highway and transport and education services.

The county council has an emergency planning team of 11 staff who work with all other category one and two responders and voluntary organisations in the county to plan for and respond to emergencies under the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF), for which it is the secretariat

We cooperate with the county councils emergency planning unit to ensure an integrated response to an emergency situation.