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Control measure
National Resilience Assurance Team (NRAT) and National Resilience Fire Control (NRFC)

Control measure knowledge

The NCAF electronic support system overseen by NRAT and National Resilience Fire Control (NRFC) based in Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service maintains a 24/7 overview of the availability and deployment of National Resilience assets. Before and during an incident, the NRFC and NRAT monitors, manages and co-ordinates the mobilisation of national resilience assets in conjunction with NRAT, the CFRA National Resilience Duty Officer, and supporting fire and rescue authorities using the Electronic Supporting System (ESS). It will also co-ordinate the deployment of the National Strategic Advisory Team (NSAT) who provide advice and support to co-ordinating groups, where required.

Further information can be found in Responding to Emergencies – The UK Central Government Response – Concept of Operations.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Implement standard procedures for reporting to the NRFC

  • Provide the NRFC with daily electronic updates on the availability of National Resilience assets using the NCAF Electronic Support System (NCAF ESS)

  • Establish and maintain communications with NRFC at all times 

Tactical actions

At the strategic co-ordinating group, commanders should:
  • Liaise with the NRAT duty officer

  • Establish contact where necessary with NSAT