What are Category 1 and 2 Responders?

Under the terms of the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) Category 1 Responders are those organisations with a statutory duty to plan for emergencies.

Category 2 Responders are those organisations with a statutory duty to work with Category 1 Responders to enable effective planning.

More detailed information about the Civil Contingencies Act and Guidance is available on the GOV.UK – Civil Contingencies Act page.

Category 1 Responders – Civil Contingencies Act 2004 

Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
Breckland District Council
British Transport Police
Broadland District Council
East of England Ambulance Service
Environment Agency
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
James Paget Hospital NHS Trust
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
NHS England Area Team
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Norfolk Constabulary
Norfolk County Council
Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service
North Norfolk District Council
Norwich City Council
Public Health England
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust
South Norfolk Council

Category 2 Responders – Civil Contingencies Act 2004

ABP Kings Lynn
Anglian Water Services Ltd
BT Worldwide Networks
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
East Midlands Trains
First Capital Connect
First Eastern Counties Buses
Great Yarmouth Port Authority
Health & Safety Executive
Highways England
King’s Lynn Conservancy Board
National Grid Transco
Network Rail (Anglian Region)
Norfolk Green
Norwich International Airport
UK Power Networks

In addition, the following organisations are represented:

Armed Forces

Military HQ 49 (East) Brigade
Royal Air Force

Voluntary & Faith Group Sector

4×4 Response
British Red Cross
Cruse Bereavement Care
Norfolk & Waveney Churches Together Ecumenical Major Incident Team
Norfolk Civil Protection Volunteers
Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue
Norfolk RAYNET
North Anglia RAYNET
Rover Rescue
Royal Voluntary Service
Salvation Army
St John Ambulance
Voluntary Norfolk


Animal and Plant Health Agency
Broads Authority
Department for Communities & Local Government – Resilience and Emergencies Division
Met Office
National Farmers Union
Natural England
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Water Management Alliance of Internal Drainage Boards