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The Civil Contingencies Act 2004

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) places certain duties on all Category 1 responders as defined by the Act, including Kent Fire and Rescue Service

One of these duties is the formation of the Kent Resilience Forum.  The purpose of this forum is to ensure that there is an appropriate level of preparedness to enable an effective multi agency response to emergencies which may have a significant impact on the communities Kent Fire and Rescue Service serve.

The act requires Category 1 responders to maintain the plans for preventing emergencies; reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of emergencies; and taking other action in the event of emergencies.  These should draw from risk assessments and should have regard for the arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public at the time of an emergency.

Another of these duties is the joint undertaking of risk assessments and the publication of the Community Risk Register for Kent.

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