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.