The Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum
We got in touch with the The Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum and asked them how we could help each other – they responded with some very helpful information.
“BLLRF is made up of Category 1 and 2 Responders (including police, fire, ambulance, local authorities and health – full list https://www.bllrf.org.uk/content/?id=156). The forum meets in order to plan to prepare, respond and recovery from emergency incidents within Bedfordshire.
See our About BLLRF page –
Our website provides information to the general public on what we plan for, in response to the main risks within the area as well as advice on how people can prepare themselves (https://www.bllrf.org.uk/home/). The advice we provide includes YouTube videos on how to create an emergency car kit, seasonal information, interactive children’s pages, business continuity plan templates for businesses to use and information on Community Resilience including the creation of CERTS – Community Emergency Response Teams.
We also have a volunteer group called the Bedfordshire & Luton Emergency Volunteer Executive Committee (BLEVEC) who respond to emergency incidents like setting up assistance centres when people have been evacuated (see our Exercise Cranberry videos on our YouTube site http://ow.ly/sKsZB and http://ow.ly/sKsZC). The group has public volunteers but there are also various groups that form BLEVEC including Midshires Search and Rescue, RVS, British Red Cross etc (see full list https://www.bllrf.org.uk/content/?id=164)”
So, if you have relevant skills, or seek experience and training in emergency response, get in touch with them at there website and find out more.
A little preparation goes a long, long way when trouble strikes