Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and when we least expect them. They can vary from severe weather disruption and flooding to loss of premises and power failure to chemical leaks and explosions.
If an emergency occurs, as a local authority, we have a vital role to play in helping to keep you safe, provide information on what to do, keep local services operating as much as possible and keep you informed off the situation.
Together with our partners, we prepare for such emergencies by attending regular training and exercises so we can ensure we are prepared and there is a co-ordinated and efficient response. As a local council we also have plans in place to deal with such emergencies.
The Derbyshire Prepared website will provide you with a one-stop shop of information and advice to help you better prepare for any emergency in Bolsover District and the county of Derbyshire.
Many people live in flood risk areas and here we provide information on preparing for a flood, where help is available from and also on cleaning up after the event. If you live along a riverbank there is always the possibility that bad weather will threaten your property with flooding - but what can you do to prepare?
The first thing to do is register to receive Flood Warnings from the Environment Agency so you know exactly where and what is happening. For real-time flood warnings and advice you can call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Derbyshire Prepared is a website of the Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum where you can find information and advice to help you better prepare if there was an emergency in the county.