Friday, September 07, 2007

Basildon Emergency Control Room opened

Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. That is a pretty good maxim for a Local Authority like Basildon District Council, so we have put a deal of time of energy into emergency planning. This now includes a high-tech control room to manage the sorts of things that we hope will never happen. Unfortunately the occasionally do, for example we had a very bad fire in Billericay at a workshop site in January that led to an evacuation of local residents. From an emergency response perspective at least it went very well, and the same team that ran that situation are now even better equipped.

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