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How Flintshire responds to an emergency

An Emergency is defined as an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom, the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom. For example the Towyn Floods 1990 Llandudno Floods 1993, Ruthin/Mold Floods 2000, Buncefield Oil Depot Fire 2005, Fuel Crisis 2000, Bombings in London July 2005, Foot and Mouth outbreak 2001.

When an incident occurs Flintshire works together with responders such as North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust. They also draw on the expertise of Voluntary Agencies, for example, WRVS and the Salvation Army. North Wales Police have the responsibility of co-ordinating all activities of responders at and around the scene during an emergency.

If you would like to know more about Local Authority Emergency Planning in Flintshire please contact:

Regional Emergency Planning Service North Wales Councils

Corporate Services

Flintshire County Council

County Hall



Tel. (01352) 702124 or 

submit an enquiry (will open an e-form)