Emergency Management Terminology
There is a lot of terminology that you may or may not be familiar with. Use this glossary when ever you are unsure of a term that we use.
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Designated place or places where people assemble during the course of an evacuation
A threat, written or verbal, delivered by electronic, oral, or other medium, threatening to place or use an explosive, chemical, biological, or radiological device at a time, date, place or against a specific person or organization. It is not necessary for any other action to be taken by the offender.
Person with internal responsibilities of managing response to an an emergency
A site-specific exercise implemented to determine the effectiveness of the emergency response procedures
Emergency control organization
A person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility's emergency response procedures Ie Chief Wardens, Area Wardens, Wardens
Emergency control organisation
A person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility's emergency response procedures
Emergency Liaison Officer
Someone who knows the venue and is dedicated to making sure that we are in optimal contact with the emergency services.
Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
An area established to control, communicate and coordinate an emergency, and liaise with the Emergency Services
Ideally you would like to view the crowd and areas of high risk within the venue either via windows or monitoring devices or ideally both.
Emergency planning committee
Emergency planning committee (EPC)
Emergency response equipment
includes fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, fire blankets, first aid kits,
Defibrillators, spill clean-up kits, breathing apparatus, sprinkler systems,
smoke detectors, smoke doors, smoke curtains, monitoring devices, alarms and