Civil Contingencies Act 2004

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Civil Contingencies Act 2004

An Act of Parliament which provides the framework for emergency and disaster planning and response on local and national levels in the UK, replacing the Civil Defence Act (1948), which was ill-equipped for domestic squabbles related to fuel, flooding and foot and mouth disease and serious emergencies such as terrorism.

The Act is divided into three parts—Part 1, which defines local arrangements for civil protection, is of particular medical interest. Part 1 lists core (category 1) responders: “blue light” services—emergency medical services, police, fire, coast guard, primary care trusts, acute trusts, foundation trusts, health protection agency, port health authorities, local authorities and environment agency.
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This is what you get: "Birmingham Resilience Team (BRT) is a corporate service established to enable Councilwide compliance with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
The Force however has a major incident plan and robust business continuity plans, in the event of national emergencies in line with Sections 1 and 2 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
It facilitates the sharing of information to improve the way that multi-agency incidents are managed and enables responders to meet their responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act.
It is almost certain the EU brought pressure to bear on our government to bring in the Civil Contingencies Act on the pretext of fighting terrorism.
Emergency measures already exist, under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004).
Security in the arenas of civil aviation, maritime transport, information and communication technology, and the private sector is then discussed, followed by examination of the UK's Civil Contingencies Act of 2004 and efforts to establish a Homeland Security Ministry.
Although the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act paved the way for a national framework of protection, much disaster planning is directed locally and there are no set criteria for measuring preparedness, the survey found.
In-depth knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act and relevant Department of Health Guidance
Underpinning the UK approach is a new legislative framework, the Civil Contingencies Act of 2004.
The first priority for Cobra was to decide whether to invoke part two of the Civil Contingencies Act.
The UK Civil Contingencies Act, passed in November 2004, has been called the "Basel II of local government", although this probably overstates its impact.
It is an exciting new development for us that will allow us to rapidly alert our staff during a major incident and provide up to date information and general advice to the general public, a new requirement under the Civil Contingencies Act.