Part 12 will examine the emergency preparedness of British Transport Police (BTP), Greater Manchester Police (GMP), North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), North West Fire Control (NWFC) and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) to respond to a Major Incident requiring a multi‑agency response, in particular a Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack.
Part 12 will review the plans and policies used by each emergency service with a focus on those that were relevant to the emergency response to the Attack. It will also review the training that was given to emergency services personnel, the available equipment, and the opportunities to test equipment and training in exercises.
Part 12 will begin with a review of the work of the Greater Manchester Resilience Forum (GMRF), the role of which was to help to prepare for a multi‑agency response in Greater Manchester. It will conclude with a review of multi‑agency communications and multi‑agency exercising, with a focus on Exercise Winchester Accord, which occurred a year before the Attack.