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


OSU
Operational Standards Unit

Outer Cordon
Seals off a controlled area around an incident to which unauthorised persons are not allowed access

Overall Incident Commander (Gold)
Designated principal officer of each service who assumes the co-coordinating function for the operation as a whole on behalf of their service

QAM
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation

RA
Risk Assessment

RAF
Royal Air Force

RAS
Radioactive Substances Division (DEFRA)

RAYNET
Radio Amateurs Emergency Network - National Voluntary group of UK government licensed radio operators able to provide emergency radio communications

RCCC
Regional Civil Contingencies Committee - Gold Co-coordinating Group

RCI
Revenue Control Inspector

RCU
Regional Coordination Unit Part of ODPM

RDPH
Regional Director of Public Health

RDS
Radio Data System

RE
Royal Engineers

Receiving Hospital(s)
Any hospital selected by the ambulance service from those designated by health authorities to receive casualties in the event of a major incident

Reg
Regulars (Army)

Regt
Regiment

Rendezvous Point Officer
Police officer responsible for supervision of the RVP

REPPIR
Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Public Information

Rescue Zone
The area within the inner cordon

Rest Centre
Premises designated for the temporary accommodation of evacuees

RMT
Rail Maritime and Transport Union

RNC
Regional Nominated Co-coordinator Metropolitan Police Commissioner

RPE
Respiratory Protection Equipment

RRD
Regional Resilience Directors

RSPB
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RVP
Rendezvous point - A point selected by the emergency services as the location for all personnel and vehicles to report to before to before attending the major incident. It is situated within the outer cordon

RWG
Rubble Working Group

SAS
Special Air Service

SBS
Special Boat Service

SC
Sub-committee

SCG
Silver Coordinating Group

SCG
Strategic-Co-coordinating Group A group comprising senior officers of appropriate organisations, which aims to achieve effective inter-agency co-ordination at strategic level. This group should normally be located away from the immediate scene

SCOSS
Standing Committee on Structural Safety Sector Commander (Bronze) - The officer in command of an operational area and having the functional responsibility within the controlled area for fire/rescue purposes

SEELLD
See ETLLD

SEERAD
Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department

SEPA
Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SF
Special Forces

Silver Fire- Medic- Police
The service incident commander at the scene

SIM
Subscriber Identification Module

SIO
Senior Investigating Officer - Police Senior detective office appointed by gold to assume responsibility for all aspects of the police investigation

SIPs
Service Insertion Points

SITREP
Situation Report - A broad description of progress at a certain time

Skyshout
Public address system mounted on police helicopters

SMC
Senior Military Commander

SME
Small and Medium sized Enterprises Local businesses

SMS
Short Message Service

SO13
Metropolitan Police Anti Terrorist Branch (Specialist Operations 13)

SOBC
Station Officer - The operations station officer at Brigade control responsible for liaison between Control and the officer of the day (OOD)

SSA
Senior Scientific Authority

SSSI
Site of Special Scientific Interest Statutory Services - Those services whose responsibilities are laid down in law: for example, police, fire and ambulance services, HM Coastguard and local authorities

Strategic level (gold)
A strategic level of management establishes a policy and overall management framework within which tactical managers will work. It establishes strategic objectives and aims to ensure long-term resourcing/expertise

Survivor Reception Centre
Secure area to which uninjured survivors can be taken for shelter, first aid, interview and documentation

TA
Territorial Army

Tactical level (silver)
A tactical level of management provides overall management of the response to an emergency. Tactical managers determine priorities in allocating resources, obtain further resources as required, and plan and co-ordinate when tasks will be undertaken

TAG
Technical Assessment Group, Dstl Chemical and Biological Science

TDN
The Digital Network - UK DDT Multiplex Operators Organisation

TEG-C
Technology and Equipment Group - Converters subgroup

Territorial Departments
The Scotland Office, Northern Ireland Office and Wales Office

TPU
Terrorism and Protection Unit (Home Office)

TRF
Technical Response Force (specialist military/scientific team)

Triage
Process of prioritising the evacuation of the injured by the medical or ambulance staff at the casualty receiving station

UMTS
Universal Mobile Telephone System - 3rd generation platform

VAS
Voluntary Aid Service

VOD
Video on Demand

WAG
Welsh Assembly Group

WAP
Wireless Application Protocol

WG
Working Group

WRVS
Women's Royal Volunteer Service

WTLS
Wireless Transport Layer Security