Message from London Branch Chair
Welcome to the July issue of London Calling!
With continuing news of terrorist attacks around the world, as well as scenes from South Africa and China of heavy flooding, the value of emergency preparedness remains topical.
Whether incidents are becoming more frequent or a product of global 24hr news and social media, is a debate for another time, although we've posed some initial thoughts later for you. Emergencies are (sadly) inevitable and the EPS provides an excellent channel for sharing information, advice and experience; making sure we’re providing the best possible service in our respective sectors.
We’re encouraged to see that the Mayor of London has commissioned Lord Harris to undertake a review of the emergency services preparedness. The learning from independent reviews like this provides a valuable ‘reality check’ and will help inform the continued development of resilience in London. We’ve approached the Mayors Office for comment and hope to bring our members an update in the next edition of London Calling.
Until then, if you’re getting away this summer we’ve got some thoughts on ‘being prepared’ for emergencies on holiday – let us know what steps you take on Facebook or Twitter!