West Yorkshire Resilience Forum

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The West Yorkshire Resilience Forum (West Yorkshire Prepared) was established under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA).   

West Yorkshire Prepared, coordinates the actions and arrangements between responding services to prepare for and respond to civil emergencies when they occur. We also help people and communities recover after adverse events.

The partners of West Yorkshire Prepared meet to ensure that agencies across West Yorkshire are prepared for major emergencies and co-ordinated in their planning, training and exercising. The partners work collaboratively for the benefit of the communities they serve.

West Yorkshire Prepared, also undertakes risk assessments and produces a Risk Register to outline the types of risks that may occur locally and give advice on how to be better prepared for such events.

To find out more about how to be better prepared for an emergency, the activities of West Yorkshire Prepared and how the partners work together please follow our twitter and facebook accounts.

The Forum is co-chaired by Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson (West Yorkshire Police), Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton (West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service) and Chief Executive Kersten England (Bradford Council).

There are numerous other partner organisations involved including:

The Forum office is based at the West Yorkshire Police Carr Gate complex in Wakefield and can be contacted via:

West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum
Room 2.17
Sovereign House
Carr Gate Complex
Bradford Road

West Yorkshire Prepared website 

WY LRF Manager - Inspector John-Paul Berriff
[email protected]
Contact : 07716 701620

WY LRF Support
Email: [email protected]
Contact: 01924 293184


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Page last reviewed : January 2021