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Preparing for emergencies

​Advice on what to do if an emergency situation is in progress, and Information on what you can do to prepare yourself, your family and your business to cope with an emergency before it happens.​

Under the terms of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Leeds City Council is required to

  • prepare plans for emergencies, 
  • train together with other agencies (such as Fire and Rescue, Police and Ambulance services)  in how to respond to  and minimise the impacts of emergencies, and
  • provide advice to the citizens and businesses of Leeds on what they can do to prepare themselves to cope with emergencies.


Emergencies are managed through 6 stages

  • Anticipate and Assess ( What are the risks affecting the Leeds area)
  • Prevent and Prepare (How to prevent and prepare for emergencies)
  • Respond and Recover ( What to do in an Emergency- including who to contact)

 Finally, there is a section describing Leeds City Council's policy and resources for dealing with an emergency.