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ensure that a robust, emergency planning framework is in Ministers Department Emergency Coordination Centre and
place. Each States Department or Service should also providing resources and other facilities as required. This
continually monitor for potential threats/risks that may may also include welfare arrangements; such as
become an issue for the Island in the future. supporting the Emergency Services in establishing
emergency accommodation in Parish Halls.
Assessment is work co-ordinated by the Emergency
Planning Board Risk Assessment Working Group, which is ‘Developing incidents’, are
tasked with assessing all risks of major incident or those for which there is
emergency within the Island and on its coastal waters. sufficient warning to put
They also analyse the control measures and plans that preparations for response in
have been put in place through the maintenance of an place, and where the
Island Risk Register. emergency is one that does
not directly fall to the
Prevention is managed through the combined efforts of the emergency services as
States Police on matters of security, other Emergency primary responders. For
Services, States Departments and key infrastructure providers, example, if the current
all working together in an effort to prevent an identified major pandemic flu reaches critical
incident or issue from happening in the first place. proportions in Jersey, a
Ministerial Advisory Group,
Preparation hinges around the development of the States chaired by the Chief Minister,
of Jersey Emergency Measures Plan, as well as the will take lead responsibility for
development and coordination of other Major Incident developing the strategy. The
Plans developed by the Emergency Services and other Emergency Coordination
relevant departments. Key to effective preparation is the Centre, chaired by the Chief Executive, will be responsible
verification of those plans through training, exercises and for the implementation of the emergency response strategy.
critical incident de-briefing.
During the recovery, command and control of the
Response is the initial pre-planned response to an emergency will start to transfer from the emergency
unplanned incident.. Generally, the response to ‘Sudden responders to the States government, through the
Impact’ incidents, i.e. those that happen without warning Emergency Coordination Centre.
and create a major and immediate impact, is led and co-
ordinated by the Emergency Services. For Emergency With the focus on getting life back to normal as quickly
Responders this is a crucial time, with the primary and smoothly as possible, the role of the Chief Minister is
responsibility to save and protect life, property and the to lead the States in managing the future. This may range
environment. from approving regeneration projects, to reviewing the
need for emergency accommodation and facilities,
The role of the States at this stage is a supporting one, managing appeal funds or memorials and repairs or
liaising with the emergency services, through the Chief reconstruction of affected areas.


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