Emergency Planning Manager of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Jan Davis, the Emergency Planning Manager of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council spoke to us about emergencies which can arise from numerous causes and which needed to be acted upon quickly and effectively affecting the Great Yarmouth Area

At our meeting on Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014, Jan Davis, the Emergency Planning Manager of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council spoke to us about emergencies which can arise from numerous causes and which needed to be acted upon quickly and effectively.  He pointed out to us the key hazards which exist in Norfolk as a whole and explained that a register is kept within his department of the High Risk hazards affecting Great Yarmouth such as storms and gales, drought, flooding, pandemic flu and other communicable diseases.   In the event of any of these hazards happening it is essential that the affected people are told what is going on and that they will be evacuated if necessary into temporary accommodation, provided with food and are able to support each other.   In all of these cases life has to go on and the bodies who respond generally are the emergency services, i.e. Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard as well as the electricity, gas, water and telecom suppliers, transport companies, and  the Port and Highway Authorities.   Mr. Davis and his team are forging a connection with Rotary and the three local Clubs have responded to his request for us to become involved in the event of an emergency and he has in mind several training sessions for us to become an effective part of the response team.