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London Resilience Team - Emergencies information
Category: Government and organisations > Emergency planning
Date & country: 11/12/2007, UK
Words: 270


DEFRA
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Devolved Administrations
Scottish Executive
Welsh Assembly Government
Northern Ireland Executive

DfT
Department for Transport

DIO
Duty Intelligence Officer

DLR
Docklands Light Railway

DMS
Defence Medical Services - Military medical staff

DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid

DoH
Department of Health

DOP(IT)
Defence and Overseas Policy - Sub-Committee on International Terrorism

DPH
Director Public Health

DRS (password protected)
Direct Rail Services (Freight company owned by BNFL)

DSL
Digital Subscriber Line - Telephony based solution for delivering high rates of data to include video and audio elements

DsPH
Directors of Public Health

Dstl
Defence, Science & Technology Laboratory, Porton Down - part of MOD

DTG
Digital Television Group - Cross industry representative body with over 100 member UK companies representing transmission providers, broadcasters, manufacturers, software and applications writers, retailers and consumer groups

DTI
Department of Trade and Industry

DTP
Digital TV Project

DTT
Digital Terrestrial Television - Digital TV via an aerial

DTV
Digital Television

DVB
The Digital Video Broadcasting Project, an industry-led consortium of over 300 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies and others in over 40 countries, committed to designing global standards for the delivery of digital television and data services

DVD-DVD-R
Digital Versatile Disc/ Digital Versatile Disc Recorder

EBS
Emergency Bed Service

ECN
Emergency Communications Network

EHO
Environmental Health Officer

EIR
Equipment Identity Register

EKP
Economic Key Points

EOC
Emergency Operation Centre

EOD
Explosives Ordnance Disposal

EP
Emergency planning

EPA
Environment Agency

EPC
Emergency Planning College

EPCU
Emergency Planning Coordination Unit

EPIC
(British Airways) Emergency Procedures Information Centre

EPLO
Emergency Planning Liaison Officer

EPO
Emergency Planning Officer

EPS
European Passenger Services - Eurostar

EPU
Emergency Planning Unit

ESA
Environmental Services Association

Evacuees' assembly point
A location of safety, near the scene, where evacuees can initially be directed for assembly before being transported to rest centres.

EWS
English, Welsh and Scottish Railways

FCO
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FCP
Forward Control Point

FMC
Forward Military Commander

Forward Control- Command point
A control point/ forward command post dealing directly with activity at the scene and the respective emergency service resources at the scene.

FSA
Food Standards Agency

FSC
Forward Scientific Controller

FTA
Freight Transport Association

GB
Great Britain

GCG
Gold Coordinating Group

GIF
Graphics Interchange Format

GLA
Greater London Authority

GLO
Government Liaison Officer

GLT
Government Liaison Team Link between strategic decision making by the GCG and COBR

GMC
General Medical Council

GNER
Great North Eastern Railway

GNN
Government News Network

GO
Government Offices

GOE
Government Office for the East of England

GOEM
Government Office for the East Midlands

GOL
Government Office for London

GOLD
Strategic commander

GONE
Government Office for the North East

GONW
Government Office of the North West

GORs
Government Offices in the Regions

GOSE
Government Office for the South East

GOSW
Government Office for the South West

GOWM
Government Office for the West Midlands

GOYH
Government Office for Yorkshire and Humberside

GP
General Practitioner

GPO
General Post Office

GPRS
General Packet Radio System, often referred to as 2.5 Generation

GPS
Global Positioning System

GT
New Scotland Yard Major incident room

GTPS
Government Telephone Preference Scheme landline priority access protocols

HA
Health Authority

HAZMAT
Hazardous Materials

HCAER
High Capacity Egress and Access Routes (Evacuation routes)

HCEA
High Capacity Emergency Access

HDD
Hard Disk Drive

HDU
High Dependency Unit

HEPA
Hospital Emergency Planners

HGV
Heavy Goods Vehicle

HMIC
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

HMRI
Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate

HMT
HM Treasury

HO
Home Office

HOLMES
Home Office Large Major Emergency System

Hospital documentation team
Team of police officers responsible for completing police casualty record cards in hospitals.

Hospital, Receiving
The hospitals to be alerted by the ambulance service to receive casualties in the event of a major incident. The first one will be requested to provide the medical incident officer. Receiving hospitals must be adequately equipped to receive casualties on a 24-hour basis and be able to provide, when required, the medical incident officer and a mobile medical/nursing team.

HOTPU
Home Office Terrorist Prevention Unit

HPA
Health Protection Agency

HQ
Headquarters

HSE
Health and Safety Executive

Identification Commission
Group representing all aspects of the identification process, which is set up to consider and determine the identity of the deceased to the satisfaction of HM Coroner

IDTV
Integrated digital television - TV with built in digital adapter

IECC
Integrated Electronic Control Centre

IEM
Integrated Emergency Management - An approach to preventing and managing emergencies that entails five key activities - assessment, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. IEM is geared to the idea of building greater overall resilience in the face of a broad range of disruptive challenges

ILO
Inter Agency liaison officer

ILO
Inter-agency Liaison Officer

Incident Control Point-Post
The point from which each of the emergency services tactical managers can control their services' response to a land-based incident. Together, the incident control points form the focal point for co-coordinating all activities on site. Also referred to as "Silver control". In London, incident control points are grouped together to form the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre (JESCC)