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Team of UK Experts Assess Risks to our Communities from Fires and other Emergencies


From the effects of fires and flooding to crime and terrorism, everyday living can expose us to any number of risks.

The Fire and Rescue Service is the front line for dealing with emergencies. The challenges it faces are constantly evolving with factors such as population growth, technological advances and climate change.

For that reason a group of experts from across the UK have met this week to look at the modern risks facing our communities and how we should be tackling them.

Those taking part included representatives from Communities and Local Government (CLG), the Cabinet Office, the Home Office, the Environment Agency, the Met Office, the Chief Fire Officers Association, other emergency services and leading researchers.

The event was set up by EPSRC and CLG. The aim is to identify new areas of research to help the UK meet these modern challenges. EPSRC has put aside 2M to support the research, which will build on other work funded by CLG in this area.


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