Greater Manchester Resilience Forum
The Greater Manchester Resilience Forum (GMRF) is a partnership of agencies from across the Greater Manchester with responsibility for coordinating and overseeing emergency planning. It's overall purpose is to ensure that there is an appropriate level of preparedness to enable an effective multi-agency response to emergency incidents which may have significant impact on the communities of Greater Manchester.
The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) requires every area of the United Kingdom to establish a Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to,
- assess the risk of emergencies occurring and use this to inform contingency planning in the form of a Community Risk Register;
- Put in place emergency plans;
- Create business continuity plans to ensure that they can continue to exercise critical functions in the event of an emergency;
- Make information available to the public about civil protection matters, and maintain arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public in the event of an emergency;
- Share information with other local responders to enhance co-ordination;
- Co-operate with other local responders to enhance coordination and efficiency;
- Provide advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary organisations about business continuity management (Local Authorities only).