Melton Borough Council

Emergency planning

Prepare for an emergency

Our role

Our role in an emergency is to assess the risks and threats to Melton, its people and businesses and plan for the response and recovery should an incident occur. The ultimate objective is to minimise the impact of disaster on the day-to-day lives of those who live in and work in the borough and on the environment and to assist the return to normality.

Emergency planning

Emergency planners prepare contingency plans and organise major incident training and exercises to prepare for emergencies. Whatever the incident, our role is always to provide care and support to the community and to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

What should I do in an major incident?

  • Listen to advice given out on the radio or television and act accordingly.
  • Try to help yourself and others as much as you can.
  • Council resources will be heavily stretched at times of crisis. If you think you can help us to help others, please let us know.