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An Introduction to Major Incident Management 

An Introduction to Major Incident Management
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An Introduction to Major Incident Management
Author(s):

Ian Greaves

and Paul Hunt

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199238088.003.0001
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date: 09 December 2021

Chapter 1 covers information on what a major incident is, definitions and classifications including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN), special arrangements, historical and recent major incidents, mass fatalities, the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, nomenclature, and the Joint Emergency Services Inter-operability Programme (JESIP). The phases and objectives of a response to a major incident are described. This chapter also outlines the generic structured approach including command and control, safety (including zones and cordons), communication, assessment, triage and categorization systems, casualty treatment, roles and responsibilities, and casualty transportation.

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