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FOI / 3921 / 2019 - Large Scale Incidents

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does not hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Initial Request:

I am currently studying a BSc (Hons) in Fire and Leadership Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. As part of my final year, I have to compile a dissertation on a chosen subject matter. Due to my personal interests, I have chosen to do

a critical review of how Fire and Rescue Services across the United Kingdom deal with complex large-scale incidents and whether Urban Search and rescue capabilities have been effective in dealing with such matters?

Was just contacting you, as I know Essex has a USAR team and was wondering whether you had any information or material that would be of use.

Final Response:

Please could you direct your request to USAR National Resilience Assurance Team at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. NRAT are the governing body and Merseyside are the capability lead. It is hopeful that NRAT will be able to authorise the sharing of the USAT Concept of Operations, which will provide all the information you require.