Other agencies

In addition to the Category 1 and Category 2 Responders with their statutory duties to prepare for emergencies, there are a number of other agencies and organisations involved in emergency planning within Suffolk.

The Voluntary Sector can provide a diverse range of resources in an emergency which is invaluable to the emergency services. They come together as the Suffolk Voluntary Organisations Group (SVOG) and are part of the Suffolk Resilience Forum.

The military may also be asked to provide support to an incident if the responders lack a capability which the military can provide, if life is at risk or if the responders do not have the resources to respond.