The East Midlands Branch covers the six counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.
This document is complimentary to Branch Rules and other Society guidance.
To support the delivery of the Emergency Planning Society‘s strategic aims, and promote the professional interests of East Midlands Branch members.
- Assist and support the Society in the delivery of the core strategic aims in the East Midlands.
- Provide a forum for the professional development of Branch members.
- Assist and support the Society in its work towards Chartered Institute status.
- Assist and support the Society in its aim to influence policy relating to emergency planning and management.
- Provide a forum for study of the most effective means of planning and managing local emergency preparation and response.
- Provide a forum for the dissemination of good practice and lessons identified within the East Midlands.
- Actively recruit new members to the Society in the East Midlands.
The delivery of the above Aim and Objectives will be the responsibility of the Branch, with the support and assistance of the wider Society.
- The Branch will organise at least one of each of the following in a 12 month period:
- Annual General Meeting.
- Membership development workshop;
- CPD workshop
- In addition the Branch will run other events and training days having informed Central Office for promotion via the schedule of events. These events will include forums on critical issues, training and awareness and team building events.
- The Branch will maintain a schedule of events and meetings on the EPS website to ensure members are informed in advance of dates.
- Branch Executives and Members will be ambassadors for the Society and the profession.
- The Branch will provide quarterly communications to members and the wider Society.
- The Branch will encourage and develop membership of the Society in the East Midlands, to include student and new members.
Committee Members Bios
Andrew McCombe DipEP MEPS Job Title: Armed Forces Joint Regional Liaison Officer for the East Midlands | Organisation: Ministry of Defence Andy is the Armed Forces UK resilience strategic representative in the East Midlands. His role is to represent the Armed Forces at regional and local resilience forums ensuring that MOD policy on and procedures for requesting military aid to the civil authorities are understood by all category 1 and 2 responders. Andy’s role is to attend the Strategic Coordinating Group during a major incident and advise on options and arrange military aid. Andy served on the EPS committee for 4 years before he took over as Branch Chair in September 2011. In 2016 he assumed the role of deputy chair of the National Operational Committee and was awarded EPS member of the year at the annual awards ceremony. Graeme Hempsall Job Title: Emergency Planning Officer | Organisation: Lincolnshire County Council Graeme Hempsall has worked as an Emergency Planner for Anglian Water for 7 years, before joining Lincolnshire’s Joint Emergency Management Service in December 2012. He brings a wealth of experience with Category 2 organisations to the role, and has now been tasked with portfolios for Temporary Mortuaries and Mass Fatalities, Promotion of Business Continuity and Resilient Telecoms. Martin Wilkinson Job Title: Independent Telecoms Adviser | Organisation: telecomsresilience.com based near Market Rasen Martin’s background is Army ICT, O2 Airwave and the London Resilience Team, where he provided a telecoms resilience consultancy for London blue light services and other responders. He wrote and followed up the 7/7 telecoms report for the London Regional Resilience Forum. He is now an independent adviser, specialising in resilient telecoms for Cat 1 and 2 responders, and he chairs the Lincolnshire telecoms sub group (TSG). He is an Associate Trainer of the Emergency Planning College at Easingwold, designing and running their resilient telecoms courses. . Eran Bauer Job Title: Director | Organisation: Civil Defence Supply Thirty years hands-on experience in national resilience and emergency planning including CBRN, anti- terrorist response, tactical firearms, riot control and special operations working worldwide. Designer, inventor (numerous patents) and key supplier of operational equipment to UK police, prisons, armed forces and other agencies. Previously, Lincolnshire County Councillor with specific interest in Emergency Planning. Extensively involved in all aspects of preparation and planning for emergencies and disasters. Published numerous articles over the past three decades – Member of RUSI and BSI Committee chairman Police PPE group.