Tag Archives: spontaneous volunteers

Spontaneous volunteers exercise hailed a success

Somerset’s ground-breaking emergency spontaneous volunteers exercise has been hailed a success by all involved. Somerset County Council and its partners coordinated the exercise that took place earlier this month, which involved over 100 people (acting as spontaneous volunteers) responding to a ‘fictional’ flooding incident. The first of its kind in the country, the exercise saw […]

Somerset hosts first emergency spontaneous volunteers exercise in the UK

Somerset will next month become the first area in the country to host a large scale practice exercise to coordinate spontaneous volunteers who may wish to help during an emergency. Somerset County Council and its partners are coordinating the exercise on Tuesday 4 October which will involve over 100 people (acting as spontaneous volunteers) responding […]