Emergency Plans

The Suffolk Resilience Forum has produced a number of emergency plans to assist in the response to incidents within the county of Suffolk. These plans correspond to risk areas that can be found on the Suffolk Community Risk Register, for further information on the Risks in Suffolk click HERE to go to the Risks page.  Other plans are site specific plan or are written to support the response to the incident and the activities that will follow an incident (the recovery).

The list of current plans can be found on the left of this page, where possible plans are given in full but some plans contain personal details or information that is commercially sensitive or security related.  This material has been removed and 'public' versions of the plans can be found on this site.

Please use the links on the left to find out more about the plans we have developed.

(Site currently still under construction so not all plans are currently available)

What do we call an 'emergency'?

In these pages we are not talking about domestic incidents which are best served by calls to plumbers, electricians or via 999 to Fire, Police, Ambulance or Coastguard.

We are talking about major incidents such as widespread flooding, pandemics or other events that can be labelled "disasters".

A summary of the definition of an emergency as given in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA(2004)) (external web site).

an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom, (i.e. loss of human life, human illness or injury, homelessness, damage to property, disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel, disruption of a system of communication, disruption of facilities for transport, or disruption of services relating to health),  


an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, (i.e. contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radio-active matter, or disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life),


war, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom.