First Aid - The role of Security Control Rooms during a terrorist attack Supplementary Guidance
NPSA has produced a supplementary guidance to support the Responding to Terrorist Incidents – Developing Effective Command and Control. The new guide is entitled First Aid and the role of Security Control Rooms during a terrorist attack.
First aid will help save lives of those who have received life threatening injuries. As the attack ends and the period before the emergency services arrive is the period which the actions of SCR can have considerable impact.
The document provides guidance on how the delivery of effective command and control during a terrorist attack can save lives through the identification and treatment of those with life threatening injuries. The document is intended for general Security Control Rooms (SCR) who do not have a trained medical professionals located in the SCR who can co-ordinate the first aid response before the arrival of emergency services.
Effective Command and Control is critical to mitigating the impact of terrorist incidents. Information is provided that is intended to enhance the capability of Security Control Room (SCR) operators to respond to incidents