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The Manchester Arena Inquiry has now concluded. The closure notice from the Inquiry Chairman is available here.

Volume 2 is divided into two sub-volumes: Volume 2-I and Volume 2-II. Volume 2-I is 695 pages long. Volume 2-I begins with a Preface and then continues with Parts 9 to 16. Volume 2-II is 189 pages long. It contains Parts 17 to 21 and the Appendices. A list of the names of the twenty-two who died is at page vii of Volume 2-I and at page iii of Volume 2-II.
A large format version combining Volume 2-I (ia, ib and ic) and Volume 2-II is also available.
Volume 2-I (standard format)
Volume 2-II (standard format)
Volume 2 (large format)

Appendix 9: List of abbreviations


ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers

ACPO (TAM) Association of Chief Police Officers (Terrorism and Allied Matters) BTP British Transport Police

CQC Care Quality Commission

CPS Crown Prosecution Service

CTPHQ Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters

CTPNW Counter Terrorism Policing North West

DHSC Department of Health and Social Care

DLUHC Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities ETUK Emergency Training UK

GMFRS Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

GMP Greater Manchester Police

GMRF Greater Manchester Resilience Forum

HMG Her Majesty’s Government (prior to 8th September 2022)/ His Majesty’s Government (from 8th September 2022)

HMICFRS Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (prior to 8th September 2022)/His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (from 8th September 2022)

HMPPS Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (prior to 8th September 2022)/His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (from 8th September 2022)

LFB London Fire Brigade

LFRS Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

MHRA Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

MPS Metropolitan Police Service

NARU National Ambulance Resilience Unit

NWAS North West Ambulance Service

NWCTU North West Counter Terrorist Unit

NWFC North West Fire Control

SIA Security Industry Authority


SA Salman Abedi

HA Hashem Abedi

Ranks and roles

ACC Assistant Chief Constable

ACSO Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations

CI Chief Inspector

CTSFO Counter Terrorist Specialist Firearms Officer

DAC Deputy Assistant Commissioner

DC Detective Constable

DCC Deputy Chief Constable

DCI Detective Chief Inspector

DCS Detective Chief Superintendent

DI Detective Inspector

DS Detective Sergeant

EMT Emergency Medical Technician

EMT‑A Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced

EMT‑B Emergency Medical Technicians Basic

FDO Force Duty Officer

NILO National Interagency Liaison Officer

PC Police Constable

PCSO Police Community Support Officer


AMPDS Advanced Medical Priority Dispatch System

CSCATTT Command and Control; Safety; Communication; Assessment; Triage; Treatment; Transport

CT computerised tomography

CT2 Counter‑Terrorism Policing Part 2

FALP First Aid Learning Programme

FCP Forward Command Post

HART Hazardous Area Response Team (NWAS)

HQ Headquarters

IED Improvised Explosive Device

JESIP Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles

JOPs Joint Operating Principles

MEN Manchester Evening News

METHANE Major Incident; Exact Location; Type of Incident; Hazards; Number of Casualties; Emergency Services (see Figure 23 in Part 11 in Volume 2‑I)

MIMMS Major Incident Medical Management and Support

MITT Major Incident Triage Tool

PAcT Public Access Trauma (first‑aid kit)

PDA pre‑determined attendance

PPE personal protective equipment

PTSD post‑traumatic stress disorder

RAID Recherche, Assistance, Intervention, Dissuasion team REBOA resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta RVP Rendezvous Point

SOP Standard Operating Procedure

SORT Special Operations Response Team

TATP triacetone triperoxide

TST Ten Second Triage

TXA tranexamic acid