London Fire Brigade

Exercise Unified Response

The biggest multi-agency training exercise in our history

On behalf of the London Resilience Partnership, we hosted Exercise Unified Response, the biggest multi-agency training exercise in our history.

What was Exercise Unified Response?

Exercise Unified Response was a large scale and complex, live and command post exercise, which was held between 29 February 2016 and 3 March 2016.

The exercise was conducted simultaneously at four separate venues in central and south-east London, as well as at a disused power station located near the Dartford river crossing.

The scenario was based on a significant building collapse, incorporating heavy transport and mass casualties.

Who was involved?

All of London's emergency response organisations, including local and national authorities, were involved along with specialised teams from across the UK and from Hungary, Italy and Cyprus.

The Emergency Response Coordination Centre also took part and the exercise was designed to validate protocols and coordination arrangements at the responder, tactical and strategic level.

How can I see what happened at the exercise?

Photographs and video footage were captured during the event and are available on our Flickr account.

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 Part of the European Commission Exercise Program and is co-funded under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.