Local Authorities - Our Role
The principal concern of local authorities in
an emergency is to provide support for the people in their area.
Generally, this is achieved by co-operating with the emergency
services in the overall response and by co-ordinating the response
activities of organisations other than the emergency services.
Resources of the local authority will be used
to lessen the effect of emergencies on people, property and
infrastructure. In addition to dealing with the incident, normal
support and care for the local and wider community must continue
throughout any disruption.
As the emphasis moves in time from immediate
response to recovery, the local authority will take a leading role
in the rehabilitation of the community and the restoration of the
Dacorum Borough Council as a local authority
has particular responsibilities in emergencies in relation to the
safety of structures; emergency shelter and re-housing and
environmental health issues.