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October 2017

Non-Spontaneous Incidents/Spontaneous Incidents – Post-initial Response

Non-Spontaneous Incidents/Spontaneous Incidents – Post-initial Response

The availability of information prior to an emergency developing or the details available following the initial stages of a spontaneous incident allows a range of measures to be put in place.

A number of factors would indicate that further action is required by responders. This may include:

  • Scale and nature of incident has already drawn multi-agency response which requires more formal coordination
  • Evidence or expectation that the conditions associated with an incident will persist or deteriorate
  • Significant social, economic, environmental or political impacts are anticipated
  • SEPA Flood Warning or Severe Flood Warning
  • Met Office Amber or Red Weather Warning.

Key information dictating the necessity of a coordinated response may come from any responder agency.

Scottish Government officials may also become aware of information which indicates the need for Regional Partnerships to consider a developing situation, for example, potential infrastructure disruption.

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