Preparing the West Midlands for Emergencies
West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum (LRF) ensures appropriate preparedness to enable an effective multi-agency response to all emergency incidents.
The West Midlands Conurbation is made up of seven metropolitan councils (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton) covering an area of 348 square miles. It borders three counties: Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.
The West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum (WMC LRF) is the statutory multi agency partnership set up to ensure the local authorities, emergency services and environment agency in partnership with other organisations such as gas and water companies fulfil their duties under the Civil Continegencies Act 2004. This act is important because it establishes a consistent level of civil protection planning and preparation activity between these responders across the UK. In addition to the WMC LRF membership comprising of Category one and two responders, the military and voluntary organisations are also represented.