Multi Agency Introduction to Civil Contingencies Course, attended today by Team Call Out list member Martin Banks

Today our Team Treasurer and New Incident Control Vehicle Project Officer Martin Banks attended at the kind invitation of Bolton Council, a day long course regarding Multi Agency Introduction to Civil Contingencies. This is the fourth time the team has attended this course, the first being 15th June 2010, when our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE attended, followed by the 23rd November 2010 course when our Team Training Officer at the time, Elaine Gilliland and Team Vehicles Officer Chris Greenhalgh attended, and Thursday 13th September 2012, when our Catering and Base Officer at the time Chris Tennant attended.

Held at the excellent venue of the Education Centre at Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, the course attracted many participants from the statutory and voluntary emergency sector and agencies, including very knowledgeable course facilitators and session presenters.

The course objectives included;

  • To understand the context and implications of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and the statutory duties it places on Category 1 and 2 responders.
  • To become familiar with the role of all agencies involved in planning, preparing for and responding to emergencies.
  • To share knowledge and understanding with other local agencies.
  • To learn from previous experiences of responding to emergencies.

The team would like to thank the Civil Contingencies Unit of Bolton Council for yet again kindly providing us with a placement on this valuable and topical course.

Please also see website ‘News’ reports dated 15th June 2010, 23rd November 2010 and 13th September 2012.