Belfast Resilience ForumBelfast Resilience Forum is a local resilience forum (LRF) which brings together representatives from more than 50 different organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
It is responsible for organising and developing multi-agency emergency plans for the Belfast City Council electoral area.
It was set up because of the need for a co-ordinated approach to major emergencies in addition to what is offered by individual emergency services.
Our role is to prepare emergency plans for major disasters, both manmade and natural, such as:
- severe weather
- industrial accidents
- major transport accidents
- widespread human and animal health problems
BackgroundOur aim is to promote and encourage an integrated approach to major incident planning for the whole of Belfast.
To achieve this, Belfast Resilience facilitates communication between key members of staff from each of its member organisations
It also establishes links with other groups, such as the Civil Contingencies Group Northern Ireland
One of our successes has been bringing together the commitment and knowledge of a wide and diverse group of people and organisations.
StructureBelfast Resilience has a Steering Group which is responsible for the overall strategic direction of emergency planning for the city.
The Steering Group is supported by a Planning and Development Group which identifies key areas of work. This work is then delivered through a number of smaller working groups