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The Internal Emergency Procedures were a list of regulations by the Umbrella Corporation, detailing how to act in an emergency situation.
The purpose of Article 12 is to confirm who is in charge during emergencies. When Article 12 is enforced, the "Captain of the Guard" takes responsibility. In 1998, this individual was Colonel Sergei Vladimir, head of the UBCS. The punishment for disobeying orders by the Commander is summary execution.