Category 1 responder
Category 1 responderA 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:
• City council
• District council
• Environment Agency
• Fire & Rescue Service
• Ambulance Service
• Maritime and Coast Guard Services Agency
• Health Protection Agency
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