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The Emergency Planning College Introduction to Civil Protection Self-access pre-course module Click here to start Slide 2 Purpose Learning objectives The purpose of this module is to introduce you to core concepts of civil protection so that you hit the ground running when you attend Emergency Planning College courses. It requires you to do 3 to 4 hours of preparatory work so that you derive maximum benefit from the time on your course. About this module By the end of the module you should be able to: define key civil protection terms identify the most relevant legislation and guidance and how it has developed explain the concepts of resilience and Integrated Emergency Management identify the key organisations involved in emergency response outline local, regional and central civil protection arrangements explain the importance of the key inter-agency contingency planning issues relate the contents to an exploration of your own organisations emergency preparedness and your role within it. Click to continue Slide 3 Purpose Learning objectives define key civil protection terms identify the most relevant legislation and guidance and how it has developed explain the concepts of resilience and Integrated Emergency Management identify the key organisations involved in emergency response outline local, regional and central civil protection arrangements explain the importance of the key inter-agency contingency planning issues relate the contents to an exploration of your own organisations emergency preparedness and your role within it. About this module By the end of the module you should be able to: Requirement You are asked to complete the module by: Working through the three learning sections on-line Completing the associated Tasksheet for each of the three sections and printing a hard copy which you bring with you to the course.Tasksheet Click to continue The purpose of this module is to introduce you to core concepts of civil protection so that you hit the ground running when you attend Emergency Planning College courses. It requires you to do 3 to 4 hours of preparatory work so that you derive maximum benefit from the time on your course. Slide 4 Important - Copyright Notice The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of this Crown copyright material is being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. Click to continue Slide 5 Crown copyright C 5 Using this module Clicking on the action buttons at the foot of other pages in this module works as follows: Click on the topic you want If you see: move your mouse to the topic of your choice and click. brings you to this help page takes you to the full contents page takes you to the last slide you viewed takes you to the next sequential slide takes you to the previous sequential slide takes you to the previous section menu takes you to the next section menu in the module links you to more detailed information Click here to start Click to continue displays the next step of the active slide (or you can press the space bar) C takes you to the main menu Slide 6 Crown copyright C 6 Main menu Introduction to Civil Protection Civil protection in context Key terms Key civil protection activities Exit from the presentation Click on the topic you want Slide 7 Crown copyright C 7 Section 1 menu Section 1 Key Terms Major incident Resilience; civil protection; major emergency Emergency (Civil Contingencies Act definition) Return to main menu Click on the topic you want Slide 8 Crown copyright C 8 Major emergency any event or circumstance (happening with or without warning) that causes or threatens death or injury, disruption to the community, or damage to property or to the environment on such a scale that the effects cannot be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations as part of their normal day-to-day activities. Civil protection the application of knowledge, measures and practices to anticipate, guard against, prevent, reduce or overcome any hazard, harm or loss that may be associated with natural, technological or man-made crises and disasters in peacetime. Civil protection the application of knowledge, measures and practices to anticipate, guard against, prevent, reduce or overcome any hazard, harm or loss that may be associated with natural, technological or man-made crises and disasters in peacetime. Resilience Central governments approach to civil contingency planning is built around the concept of resilience. This is defined as the ability "at every relevant level to detect, prevent, and, if necessary, to handle and recover from disruptive challenges". The processes which underpin resilience form the fundamental elements of civil protection. Definitions from Dealing with Disaster (3rd edition revised, 2003) Section 1 (page 1 of 3) Key terms Click to continue Resilience Central governments approach to civil contingency planning is built around the concept of resilience. This is defined as the ability "at every relevant level to detect, prevent, and, if necessary, to handle and recover from disruptive challenges". The processes that underpin resilience form the fundamental elements of civil protection. Slide 9 Crown copyright C 9 Major incident "any emergency that requires the implementation of special arrangements by one or more of the emergency services, the NHS or the local authority for: the initial treatment, rescue and transport of a large number of casualties; the involvement either directly or indirectly of large numbers of people; the handling of a large number of enquiries likely to be generated both from the public and the news media, usually to the police; the need for the large scale combined resources of two or more of the emergency services; the mobilisation and organisation of the emergency services and supporting organisations, e.g. local authority, to cater for the threat of death, serious injury or homelessness to a large number of people." Section 1 (page 2 of 3) Key terms Definitions from Dealing with Disaster (3rd edition revised, 2003) For specific National Health Service purposes (including ambulance services), a major incident may be defined as: The Association of Chief Police Officers Emergency Procedures Manual and the Fire Service Major Incident Emergency Procedures Manual (1994) define a major incident as: "Any occurrence which presents a serious threat to the health of the community, disruption to the service, or causes (or is likely to cause) such numbers or types of casualties as to require special arrangements to be implemented by hospitals, ambulance services or health authorities." Click to continue Slide 10 Crown copyright C 10 Meaning of Emergency (Civil Contingencies Act Section 1) Emergency is defined in subsection 1 as an event or situation which threatens serious damage to: 1a) human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom 1b) the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or 1c) the security of the United Kingdom or of a place in the United Kingdom. Section 1 (page 3 of 3) Key terms Click to continue The event or situation in section 1, subsection 1 may occur or be inside or outside the United Kingdom. Slide 11 Crown copyright C 11 Emergency Emergency is defined in subsection 1 as an event or situation which threatens serious damage to: 1a) human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom 1b) the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or 1c) the security of the United Kingdom or of a place in the United Kingdom. Section 1 (page 3a) Key terms For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) an event or situation threatens damage to human welfare only if it involves, causes or may cause (a) loss of human life, (b) human illness or injury, (c) homelessness, (d) damage to property, (e) disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel, (f) disruption of an electronic or other system of communication, (g) disruption of facilities for transport, or (h) disruption of services relating to health. Click to continue Slide 12 Crown copyright C 12 Emergency Emergency is defined in subsection 1 as an event or situation which threatens serious damage to: 1a) human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom 1b) the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or 1c) the security of the United Kingdom or of a place in the United Kingdom. Section 1 (page 3b) Key terms For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) an event or situation threatens damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause (a) contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radio-active matter, or (b) disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life. Click to continue Slide 13 Crown copyright C 13 Emergency Emergency is defined in subsection 1 as an event or situation which threatens serious damage to: 1a) human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom 1b) the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or 1c) the security of the United Kingdom or of a place in the United Kingdom. Section 1 (page 3c) Key terms Click to continue Slide 14 Crown copyright C 14 Section 2 menu Section 2 Civil Protection in Context 2.2: Learning from the past 2.1: From civil defence to civil protection 2.3: New horizons Return to main menu Click on the topic you want Slide 15 Crown copyright C 15 2.1: From civil defence to civil protection 2.1.1: Civil defence and associated legislation Section 2 Civil Protection in Context 2.1.3: Developments in the 1990s 2.1.2: Changing per