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


Incident Officer
An Officer at the scene who commands the tactical response of his/her respective service

Investigating Agencies
Those organizations that are legally empowered to investigate the cause of an accident (Air Accident Investigation Branch, Marine Accident Investigation Branch, HSE, etc.)

IPE
Individual Protective Equipment

IPV6
Internet Protocol Version Six

IR
Infra Red

JESCC
Joint Emergency Services Control Centre

JHAC
Joint Health Advisory Cell Multi-agency strategic group to give co-coordinated authoritative advice at Gold level

JIC
Joint Intelligence Committee

JIG
Joint Intelligence Group

JIO
Joint Intelligence Organisation

JMC
Joint Military Commander

JPAT
Joint Planning and Assessment Team/Joint Planning Advisory Team

JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group

LA
Local Authority

LAEPSC
Local Authority Emergency planning sub committee

LALO
Local Authority Liaison Officer

LAS
London Ambulance Service

LBL
London Buses Limited

LDA
London Development Agency

LE
London Electricity

LEC
Local Emergency Centre Purpose designed and equipped control centre for the co-ordination of the response to a nuclear emergency emanating from a civil nuclear power station

LESLP
London Emergency Services Liaison Panel

LFB
London Fire Brigade

LFEPA
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority

LGA
Local Government Association

LGD
Lead Government Department - Department which, in the event of a major catastrophic incident, co - ordinates central government activity

LHR
London Heathrow

LLAEPG
London and Local Authority Emergency Planning Group

LRF
London Resilience Forum

LRO
London Regional Office (Local part of DoH)

LRT
London Resilience Team

LRT
London Regional Transport

LSDMWG
London Strategic Disaster Mortuary Working Group

LU
London Underground

LUL
London Underground Limited

LUTG
London Underground Tasking Group

MACC
Military Aid to the Civil Community

MACP
Military Aid to Civil Power - Military assistance to police etc

MAGD
Military Aid to Other Government Departments

Major Incident Control Room
Established in protracted emergencies to co-ordinate the overall response, deal with ongoing resource and logistical requirements and provide facilities for senior command functions. Often referred to as Gold Control

Maritime Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC)
HM Coastguard unit subordinate to a rescue co-ordination centre and established to complement the latter

MARPLE
Multi-Agency Rendezvous Points for London Emergencies

Marshalling Area
Area to which resources and personnel from all services can be directed to stand by. Fire Brigade relief's may be directed there to be briefed before final deployment by silver fire

Marshalling Officer
Service representative at marshalling area

MCA
Maritime and Coastguard Agency - Part of Department for Transport

MCV
Mobile Communications Vehicle

MDAT
Major Disaster Advisory Team

MDAT
Major Disaster Advisory Team - A police service team available at short notice to give advice on certain aspects of major incident management

Media Centre
Central contact point for media enquiries, providing communications and conference facilities and staffed by press officers from all organisations

Media Liaison Officer
Representative who has responsibility for liaising with the media on behalf of his/her organization

Media Liaison Point
An area adjacent to the scene, which is designated for the reception and accreditation of media personnel for the briefing on arrangements for reporting, filming and photographing, staffed by media liaison officers for appropriate services

MEF
Media Emergency Forum

MHEG
Multimedia Hypermedia Experts Group - MHEG5 profile specified as UK DTT API for interactive service elements

MI
Major Incident

MICAF
Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum

MICC
BTP Control Room

MIO
Medical Incident Officer - Medical officer with overall responsibility (in close liaison with the ambulance incident officer) for the management of medical resources at the scene of a major incident. He/she should not be a member of a mobile medical team

MIU
Minor Injury Unit

MMS
Mobile Multimedia Services - eg photo based messaging

MOD
Ministry of Defence

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MPS
Metropolitan Police Service

MPSOR - GT
Metropolitan Police Special Operations Room Often referred to by its call sign 'GT'

MRF
Materials Recycling Facility

Mutual Aid Arrangements
Cross-boundary arrangements under which emergency services, local authorities and other organizations request extra staff and/or equipment for use in a disaster

Mux
Multiplex

MWP
Model Working Plan

NACTSO
National Counter Terrorism Security Office

NAO
National Audit Office

NART
Nuclear Accident Response Team (MoD)

NATS
National Air Traffic Services

NBC
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

NCC
News Co-ordination Centre

NCC
Network Control Centre (LUL)

NCCDO
News Co-ordination Centre Duty Officer

NDG
News Dimension Group

NDS
News Digital Systems

NFDC
National Federation of Demolition Contractors

NGC
National Grid Company

NHS
National Health Service

NI
Northern Ireland

NISCC
National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre

Nitesun
Searchlight mounted on police helicopters

NORMACE
North Group mutual assistance plan to meet civil emergencies

NRES
National Rail Enquiry Service

NRF
National Resilience Framework

NRPB
National Radiological Protection Board

NSCWIP
National Steering Committee on Warning and Informing the Public

NSY
New Scotland Yard

ODPM
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

OFCOM
Office of Communications

OFGEM
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

ONS
Office of National Statistics

OOD
Officer of the Day - A Fire Brigade Divisional Officer rostered to perform this duty at the command support centre (CSC) at brigade headquarters

OODA
Observation, orientation, decision and action - Operational Level (Bronze) - The operational level of management reflects the normal day-to-day arrangements for responding to smaller scale emergencies. It is the level at which the management of "hands-on" work is undertaken at the incident site(s) or associated areas

Operation MARPLE
Multi-Agency Rendezvous Points for London Emergencies

OPO
One person operation

OPS DO
CCS Operations Centre Duty Officer

OPSI
Office of Public Sector Information (formerly the HMSO)

ORR
Office of the Rail Regulator