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Are we prepared for a Madrid-style attack?(New Dimensions)

Just before the devastating terrorist outrages in Madrid, Susan Scholefield, Head of Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office, addressed the LGA Fire Conference. She described the strides that have been made in UK resilience since the underperforming days of the three 'F's: foot and mouth, fuel and flooding, and detailed the improved processes such as horizon scanning and how promulgating partnership arrangements is crucial to UK civil contingencies planning

The Civil Contingencies Secretariat was established in July 2001 following the overall poor level of response during the toot and mouth, flooding and fuel crises "when a lack of regional co-ordination let us down," Ms Scholefield told delegates at the LGA's fire conference in Manchester at the end of February. …

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