Is London Prepared for an Emergency?

London is generally a very safe place – however there are a number of hazards and threats that could impact the city, and the people and businesses based here. This includes outbreaks of infectious disease, extreme weather and terrorism. Every few months representatives from the emergency services, local authorities, health services and other emergency responders in London gather at City Hall to review the risk of emergencies. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places duties on emergency responders to carry out and publish risk assessment; in London this is coordinated by the London Resilience Team. Continue reading