Lancashire Resilience Forum
Many agencies have a part in dealing with emergencies and their aftermath. The effectiveness of the total response will depend on how well central government, the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations have harmonised their preparations and exercised their arrangements and emergency procedures.
One of the key requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act was for Category 1 & 2 Responders to form a ‘Local Resilience Forum’ based on Police force areas. In Lancashire, this is known as the Lancashire Resilience Forum (LRF).
The LRF allows responders access to a forum to consult, collaborate and disclose information with one another to facilitate planning and response to emergencies.
The Assistant Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary chairs the LRF. The group meets twice yearly and senior representatives of all Category 1 & 2 Responders are invited to attend. The main work of the LRF is carried out by various thematic sub groups, who report to the LRF General Purposes Group.
Although the LRF was established in January 2006, the concept of co-operation between responders in Lancashire is long established. In 1994, LANMIC (Lancashire Major Incident Co-ordinating Group) was formed to co-ordinate the County’s response to major incidents and this proved a valuable foundation for the creation of the LRF.
For more information about the LRF, please use the website link shown in the right hand menu.