Badger News

CLIO improves Local Resilience in Dorset

Thursday 28th August 2014

Dorset Police, an organisation that already uses CLIO, the IT-based critical incident management system from Badger Software, for major crime investigations has funded the purchase of a system for use by the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Local Resilience Forum (LRF) at major events in the area including the Bournemouth Air Festival, Dorset Steam Fair and the Dorset County Show.

The role of the LRF is to ensure that there are integrated emergency plans for an appropriate and effective response in the event of risks such as terrorist attack, CBRN incidents and major crime as well as naturally occurring incidents such as floods, heat wave, disease and pandemic flu.

The LRF has planned and prepared for a number of scenarios including mass casualties, a breakdown in transport infrastructure as well as the overall security for these events and has held a number of exercises to test resilience.

John Langley, sales and marketing director at Badger Software, said: "The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole LRF is seen as one of the leading examples nationally in improving the response to emergency planning and CLIO is proving to be an integral part of that response."