A framework enabling An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive and Local Authorities to prepare for and make a co-ordinated response to major emergencies resulting from events such as fires, transport accidents, hazardous substance incidents and severe weather:

A Framework for Major Emergency Management (PDF – 717KB)


Appendices to the Framework for Major Emergency Management, which support the Framework text and provide extra detail in a number of key areas:

A Framework for Major Emergency Management Appendices (PDF – 478KB)


Framework Guidance Documents

A series of additional Framework Guidance Documents designed to support specific areas of major emergency management are currently under development. These documents will initially be posted here as Working Drafts for comment by practitioners involved in the implementation process. Four guides are now available and further guides will emerge at intervals during the development programme.

The Framework Guidance Documents are available on the Major Emergency Management website http://www.mem.ie.