Emergencies - voluntary organisations

During an incident, the emergency services can contact the council to help contain the effects of an incident and subsequently to restore normality to the environment and community. In turn councils may call upon local voluntary organisations to assist.

To co-ordinate this response the Emergency Support Organisations Group (ESOG) meets to discuss plans about how they may be able to support the local community in an emergency.

The members of this group are:

The group’s policy document sets out to establish what the voluntary organisations can offer in terms of staff, services, equipment and skills in the event of an incident in Berkshire, as well as outlining the necessary requirements to support the emergency response safely.

This PDF file downloadlist of emergency voluntary organisations (PDF, 15kb) outlines the aims and services of each organisation.

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