Category 1 responder

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Category 1 responder

A term defined under the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 as a person or body listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the CCA which is required to prepare for emergencies in line with its responsibilities under the Act, which includes assessing local risks, implementing emergency plans and co-operating with other local responders to enhance co-ordination and efficiency.

Category 1 responders, examples:
Local Authorities
• City council
• District council
Government agencies
• Environment Agency
Emergency services
• Constabulary
• Fire & Rescue Service
• Ambulance Service
• Maritime and Coast Guard Services Agency
Health Bodies
• NHS
• Health Protection Agency
• PCT