Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard Glossary

Glossary of Terms

Disruptive challenges

Incidents which whilst requiring some form of emergency response, can be resolved via the provision of locally available resources.

In order to simplify the reading experience, the term “emergencies” has been used within the Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard to cover disruptive challenges, large-scale emergencies and major incidents.

Source: Fire Standards Board

Large-scale emergencies

May pose a significant threat to life, disrupt essential community routines or vital services, or may require large amounts of resources to manage the incident.

In order to simplify the reading experience, the term “emergencies” has been used within the Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard to cover disruptive challenges, large-scale emergencies and major incidents.

Source: Fire Standards Board

Major Incidents

An event or situation with a range of serious consequences which requires special arrangements to be implemented by one or more emergency services.

In order to simplify the reading experience, the term “emergencies” has been used within the Emergency Preparedness and Resilience Fire Standard to cover disruptive challenges, large-scale emergencies and major incidents.

Source: JESIP

National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA)

Designed to compare, assess and prioritise all major disruptive risks to our national security.

Source: Gov.uk

Local risks

Buildings, sites, locations that have been assessed at local level as having the probability of an emergency situation being realised. Such risks would usually appear in a community risk register.

Source: Fire Standards Board