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Major incidents 

Major incidents
Chapter:
Major incidents
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0033
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date: 23 September 2019

Definitions and context 548

Command and control 552

Safety 556

Communication 558

Assessment 559

Triage 560

Treatment 564

Transport 566

Further reading 569

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 defines a major incident in the United Kingdom as:

An event or a situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the UK, the environment of a place in the UK, or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the UK....

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