Emergency management is fundamentally about ensuring that the necessary planning, preparedness, training and co-ordination is in place to enable Mayo County Council to meet the challenges posed by emergencies.
Our approach to emergency management is based on continual hazard analysis, mitigation, planning, preparedness and recovery arrangements.
To help prepare effectively for dealing with potential emergencies, Mayo County Council assesses local area hazards and specific risks. This risk-based approach informs mitigation, planning and preparedness development.
As part of this approach, Mayo County Council has prepared a major emergency plan and specific sites response plans for upper tier Seveso Sites.
Mayo Fire Service, supported by other sections of the local authority, and in consultation with the Principal Response Agencies of An Garda Síochána and the Health Service Executive, regularly conduct emergency exercises as an integral and proactive approach to emergency management.