Welcome to the Kent Resilience Forum
The Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) is a partnership of organisations that operate within the Kent Policing area. You can learn more about the partnership in the 'About the KRF' tab.
Kent and Medway are great places to live and work, however any area can be hit with disruptions. The partners in the KRF work together to ensure that, if and when an emergency does occur, we are prepared to respond to it together and minimise any impact. All of the partners in the Forum have their individual sets of skills and expertise. The KRF works to ensure that these can be organised and coordinated in the best way possible.
The KRF supports the principles of the 'Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme' (JESIP). This programme is designed to make sure the emergency services (as well as other partners) work with common principles and terminology. This ensures that when we are responding to incidents we can work seamlessly together.
On this site you can find out about...
- What the KRF is and what it does.
- The risks that we face in Kent and Medway and what you can do to prepare yourself.
- How you can prepare your business for disruptions using the principles of Business Continuity Management.
- How you can become involved in Community Resilience projects.
- Useful links to other resources.
The County of Kent
Over 1.6 million people live in the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) area (Kent & Medway) and there is a diverse range of built-up areas and rural communities. There are over 250 miles of motorway and major roads, 180 miles of coastline, together with major historical landmarks, several ports and the Channel Tunnel. There is a wide range of industry from financial services, to chemicals and paper making. All this presents a significant challenge for responding agencies in ensuring local communities are prepared for emergencies, and remain safe during incidents.
The KRF area is made up of twelve Borough/District Councils, one Unitary Authority and one County Council. Its emergency services are provided by one police service, namely Kent Police, and one Fire and Rescue Service, the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.
Additionally, whilst having responsibilities over a wider area, the South East Coast Ambulance Service, and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, both provide emergency services to the people of Kent.
It will never happen to me.... That's what everyone thinks!
No matter how careful you are, there are some things you can't control.
Yet it's not hard to make sure that you are properly prepared for an emergency.
Please click the image below to download your free copy of the KRF 'What should I do in an emergency?' booklet.
(Site updated 22/06/2016)