Acronym Meaning Usage
ATV All Terrain Vehicle Global
CBRNe Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosives Global
HART Hazardous Area Response Team UK (except Scotland)
HEMS Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Global
MERT Medical Emergency Response Team UK (military)
MERIT Medical Emergency Response Incident Team UK
MIBS Multi-integrated Bodysplint Stretcher UK
MIRG Maritime Incident Response Group EU
MTFA Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack Global
SAR Search and Rescue Global
SORT Special Operations Response Team UK (ambulance – especially Scotland)
US (police, sheriff, prisons)
TEMS Tactical Emergency Medical Services US
USAR Urban Search and Rescue Global