Control measure Reduction
Control measure knowledge
The amount of water used can be reduced by using water sprays instead of jets and by using hand-held jets instead of ground monitors. This will reduce the amount of fire water run-off.
Fire and rescue services should:
- Consider maintaining a stock of hand controlled branches capable of producing a fire fighting jet and/or water spray at reduced levels of flow.
Incident commanders should:
- Consider identifying areas of operation where a reduced use water strategy can be initiated without significantly increasing the risk of fire spread or compromising safety
- Consider a controlled burn strategy. See Controlled burn