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Risk management plan

Each fire and rescue authority or service has to decide their strategic direction via their risk management plan and adoptive powers under each country’s relevant legislation to plan for and respond to incidents within their areas and in other areas as reflected in their risk management plans. The National Planning Assumptions should be considered by local emergency planning groups to take into account foreseeable incidents that will fall into the term ‘major incidents’ and plan accordingly. Fire and rescue services will also need to consider these planning assumptions as part of their risk management plan. See National Operational Guidance: Operations – Failure to identify foreseeable risk.