Dudley Council works with a number of organisations and agency partners to prepare for and respond to emergency events.
The West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum is a statutory multi agency partnership organisation that brings everyone together. It was set up to ensure the local authorities, emergency services and the environment agency (known as category 1 responders) in partnership with other organisations such as gas and water companies (category 2 responders) fulfil their duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. This Act is important because it establishes a consistent level of civil protection planning and preparation activity between these organisations across the UK.
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