COP26 Climate Change Conference 2021: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service preparedness

This report considers the appropriateness of steps taken by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in preparing for the forthcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Glossary and abbreviations

An explanation of abbreviations and terminology used in this report can be found below.

AFA: Automatic Fire Alarm

BAU: Business as Usual

Blue Zone: The Blue Zone is a UN-managed space which hosts the negotiations, (The Scottish Events Campus)

C3: Command, Control and Co-ordination infrastructure

COP26: Conference of the Parties (26th meeting)

CSE: Community Safety Engagement

EPT: Event Planning Team

ESR: Event Support Room

FBU: Fire Brigades Union

FDO: Flexible Duty Officer

FSE: Fire Safety Enforcement

Green Zone: The Green Zone is a space managed by the UK Government, (The Glasgow Science Centre)

HMFSI: Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate

HMICS: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland

ISR: Incident Support Room

JESIP: Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme

LCMS: Learning and Content Management System: an online learning resource for firefighters

LFB: London Fire Brigade

LSO: Local Senior Officer: by law the SFRS has to appoint an LSO for each local authority area in Scotland

MACC: Multi-Agency Coordination Centre

MPDP: Maintenance Phase Development Programme

MTA: Marauding Terrorist Attack

NFCC: National Fire Chiefs Council

NILO: National Inter-Agency Liaison Officer

NRAT: National Resilience Assurance Team

OC: Operations Control

OI: Operational Intelligence

SDA: Service Delivery Area

SEC: Scottish Event Campus

SMARTEU: Scottish Multi-Agency Resilience Training and Exercise Unit

SRO: Senior Responsible Officer

TER: Training, Exercising and Readiness

TfOC: Training for Operational Competence

TLO: Tactical Liaison Officer

TNA: Training Needs Analysis

TOM: Target Operating Model

UFAS: Unwanted Fire Alarm Signal

UNFCCC: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN JOC: United Nations Joint Operations Centre

2005 Act : Fire (Scotland) Act 2005



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