By Ian Greaves QHS OStJ FRCP FCEM FIMC RCS(Ed) FRGS DTM&H DMCC DipMedEd RAMC, Paul Hunt Mbbs DipIMC(RCSed) MCEM MRCSed DMCC RAMC
Mounting a good reaction to a terrorist assault or, simply as importantly, coping with a potential terrorist incident, is the direct specialist accountability of neighborhood physicians, occupational health and wellbeing physicians, coincidence and emergency employees, normal practitioners and medical professionals within the militia. This guide bargains such pros a wide diversity of clinically appropriate info in an instantly available structure. It collects jointly info, which isn't on hand in anyone different quantity, and offers it in a balanced and goal way, while placing the potential hazards into point of view. Responding to Terrorism can be suitable to paramedics and nurses in a variety of disciplines in addition to to participants of the emergency companies.
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Medical badge/British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) card, etc. Areas Bronze The bronze area contains the immediate scene of the incident, for example the wreckage of the bus after the London bombings. Presence within the bronze area is likely to be associated with significant physical risk and admission will be strictly limited. The officers in command of each emergency service within the bronze area are known as forward commanders. The bronze area is referred to as the operational level.
Admiral Vice-Admiral Commander Lieutenant-Commander Lieutenant Warrant Officer 1 Warrant Officer 2 Rear-Admiral Chief Petty Officer Ai Fig. 10 (Ai) Royal Navy ranks and markings; 62 Commodore Captain Sub Lieutenant Midshipman Petty Officer Leading Rate Responding to a Terrorist Incident Major - General Brigadier Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Warrant 1 Aii Warrant 2 Sergeant 2 Lieutenant - Colonel 2nd Lieutenant Colour Sergeant (for blue dress) (for lovat dress) Corporal Lance Corporal Fig. 10—cont’d (Aii) Royal Marines ranks and markings; Continued Roles that can be undertaken by the Armed Forces include: • provision of large numbers of disciplined personnel • provision of field facilities, including tented and hard-standing structures • field medical facilities, including accommodation, equipment and personnel • other specialist equipment, including generators • provision of appropriate evacuation capabilities (including helicopters) • supply of potable water • field engineering.
Strategic ¼ Gold Tactical ¼ Silver Operational ¼ Bronze 51 2 Responding to Terrorism: A Medical Handbook Emergency Services roles and responsibilities 1 Command structure The emergency services response at the scene of an incident is controlled by the joint emergency services control centre which consists of the silver-level commanders of each emergency service. The fire, police and ambulance commanders will be recognisable by their identifying tabards. Within the bronze area each service has a forward commander who is responsible to the commander at silver level.