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VikkiEmergency Planning & Resilience Officer

Vikki Sedgley

What does a typical day in your role entail?

I usually arrive at the office at around 7.30am to check my emails. After that, my daily routine usually involves working on risk registers and updating business continuity plans, which both ensure that the organisation can continue to deliver its essential services, should an emergency occur.

I also regularly attend meetings with Local Resilience Forum members (LRF), who all undertake a emergency planning based roles within their organisations.

Why do you like working for HWFRS?

I really enjoy working with a diverse range of people on a daily basis. I also feel privileged to undertake a role that makes a difference in how the Service responds in the time of need.

How do you play a part in Saving More Lives?

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 puts in place regulations for protection in the United Kingdom. Since the fire service is an organisation at the core of response to most emergencies, we are required to put in place business continuity management arrangements and assess the risk of emergencies occurring (along with our partners), all of which means we can respond effectively to our communities in their time of need and also help them to recover after the crisis has passed. I make sure that all these arrangements are put in to place and help evaluate and review our response to enable the best possible response to any risks.

What are you hobbies and interests outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, reading and socialising.