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Scene management | What happens in an emergency | Birmingham City Council

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Scene management

At the scene of most emergencies, a cordon will be established which for a period may prevent you returning to your home or office. Cordons will vary in size dependent on the nature of the emergency and are established to enable the emergency services to work at the scene by:

  • preventing unauthorised access
  • protecting the public
  • protecting those working within the cordon
  • preserving the scene for evidence/investigation