The Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management brings together and integrates the key facts for all those involved in major incident planning and response. This will be an invaluable resource for a wide range of professionals, from doctors across emergency medicine, public health, general practice, pre-hospital care, and communicable disease control, to nurses, emergency services, administrators and planners. Transport, industrial, and natural disasters have always necessitated a coordinated interagency, multi-professional response, and with the rising threat in terrorist incidents, that need has never been greater. The information base required to plan for and manage this response has now been collected together into a single user friendly volume, clearly describing the hazards and their management at all stages. This manual will be useful in planning for all types of major incident, acting as the basis for training, and as an aide-memoir during an event. Authoritative, comprehensive, and concise, this quick-reference guide will be of use to both established experts and to novices in the field.