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Welcome to the Welsh Branch of the Emergency Planning Society.

Our aim is to promote all aspects of emergency planning and resilience in Wales.

Our members are drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines including the Emergency Services, Local Authorities, Military, Health Agencies, Voluntary Organisations, Utility Companies, together with self-employed and retired professionals who deal with emergency/contingency planning and crisis/disaster management.

The branch strives to meet regularly and endeavours to be inclusive to all members across the nation by careful selection venues and alternating the region where these events are held. We try to hold branch meetings at locations and venues of interest to our members and often combine these with a presentation/guest speaker and a site visit.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to find out more about the Branch please contact the Branch Secretary Russell Stafford-Tolley: rst.brecon@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Previously Held Branch Meetings
14th June 2018 – Welsh Branch Conference – AGM Minutes
7th March 2018 – Hart Wales – Minutes
28th September 2017 – Welsh Branch Conference – AGM Minutes
21st March 2017 – RWE Pembroke Power Station – Minutes

Committee Contacts

Welsh Branch Executive Contact Details.

Roy Chape

Roy Chape


Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Deputy Chair

Natalie Phillips

Natalie Phillips


Russell Stafford-Tolley

Russell Stafford-Tolley


Julie Hicks

Julie Hicks

Assistant Training and Events Officer

Daniel Rixon

Daniel Rixon

Events and Training Officer

Luke Wildman, Simon Dunford & Rhys Hatton

Luke Wildman, Simon Dunford & Rhys Hatton


Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Practitioner Representative

Deanne Griffiths

Deanne Griffiths

Practitioner Representative

The EPS Welsh Branch recently held a very successful annual conference. One topic that was discussed at length was how to reinvigorate membership as budgets become more constrained and people struggle for time. One of the Society aims is to share best practice and learning, in order to promote the professionalism Emergency Planners. We are backed by the EPS National Executive and historically the Welsh Branch has been recognised as a strong and active regional branch.

The Welsh branch seeks to continuously obtain and share good practice and experience with its members and other stakeholders, with the aim of increasing their professional competence.

Our branch meetings are friendly, informal and normally at a venue that allows extra benefit for members attending. Following meetings, there is generally a tour of the facilities and the chance to ask questions.

The Executive Committee all have experience in, or are employed within the world of civil contingencies. Their role is voluntary and extremely inclusive with members.

EPS Welsh Branch Terms of Reference

1.1 To provide a forum for the study of the most effective means of planning and managing emergency preparation, response and resilience.

1.2 Disseminate good practice and standards of emergency planning.

1.3 To represent the views of its members in all issues related to emergency planning and resilience.

1.4 To contribute to policies related to emergency planning.

1.5 To encourage the professional development of its members and to maintain high standards of professional practice.

1.6 To provide the opportunity and means to share knowledge, skills, expertise and experiences across the profession.

2. Values

2.1 We will act with integrity and strive to be open and transparent.

2.2 We will be supportive in helping our members.

2.3 We will engage with members and stakeholders to inform debate and build trust.

2.4 We will empower people to take an active part in their Society

2.5 We will take pride in the work of the Society

2.6 We will respect the views of all members.

3. Empowerment

3.1 Promote an annual event or conference to facilitate the topical and sought after knowledge for discussion with our members.

3.2 Provide a calendar of events for members to share knowledge and network with other professionals.

3.3 Identify opportunities to create a visual identity of the society and compliment external agency programmes.

3.4 Listen and shape our priorities based on our member’s feedback and ideas.

3.5 Establish links with Welsh Government to assist in emergency planning knowledge across Wales.

3.6 Encourage mutual engagement with neighbouring branches to share events and resources.

3.7 Explore new ways to share knowledge of the Society and promote day to day sharing of best practice

Join the EPS

Join the EPS with full membership and you’ll gain access to FREE events, CPD modules, our resources library and our quarterly magazine ‘Resilience’ along with discounted prices on events where a member of the EPS is speaking.

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