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French meetings to prevent future incidents

French meetings to prevent future incidents

Tuesday 17 April 2018

French meetings to prevent future incidents


A small contingency of emergency experts from Guernsey and Jersey are visiting Cherbourg today as part of an emergency planning exchange.

They will be visiting both Cherbourg and its surrounding areas as guests to the French Authorities.

Emergency planning exchanges with France are a "key element in helping to protect the welfare of the Channel Islands".

Amongst the key objectives will be to develop better exchanges with our French counterparts to prepare for any future incidents that could potentially impact the Channel Islands.

Those visiting from Guernsey include Kevin Murphy, Emergency Planning Officer, Catherine Peet, Assistant Emergency Planning Officer, Cathy Rirsch, Environmental Health & Pollution Regulation, Nikki Jensen Brink, Medical Officer of Health, and Adrian Lewis, Chief Secretary Designate, Committee for Home Affairs.

During the trip there will be an opportunity to visit a number of the local emergency services with the intention of improving the current collaborative workings.

It will also give the opportunity for Emergency Planning Officers from both Islands to sign their existing Memoranda of Understanding (MOU’s) with the Prefet of La Manche, and to improve and update local contingency plans.


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