Major Emergency Plan
Mayo County Council’s Major Emergency Plan sets out arrangements and procedures for an effective, efficient and co-ordinated response and recovery in the event of a major emergency resulting from events such as fires, transport accidents, hazardous substance incidents and severe weather. It is designed to integrate and support corresponding plans from the other Principal Response Agencies of An Garda Síochána and the Health Service Executive.
A major emergency is defined as any event which, usually with little or no warning, causes or threatens injury or death, serious disruption of essential services or damage to property, the environment or infrastructure beyond the normal capabilities of the principal emergency services.
The plan has been prepared in accordance with guidance issued by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to major emergency management and is consistent with ‘A Framework for Major Emergency Management'.
Advice in the Event of a Major Emergency
Practical advice on sensible steps which can be taken to cope with an emergency has been issued by the Office of Emergency Planning through the publication and distribution of the handbook "Preparing for Major Emergencies" and the advice on their website www.emergencyplanning.ie