Emergency incidents can occur in a number of ways, such as severe weather, flooding, transport accidents and industrial accidents. The Council has contingency plans in place to deal with different emergency scenarios.
The Council is part of North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum. The Forum is a partnership of councils, blue light services, national agencies, utility companies and others. As one of the members of the Forum we create plans and undertake training exercises to make sure we are ready if an emergency occurs. When a situation arises, members of the Forum work closely together to coordinate the response and deal with the situation effectively.