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Control measure


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome



  • How to reduce the amount of firewater run-off at an incident
  • How to use tactics to reduce fire water run-off without increasing the risk of fire spread or affecting safety

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Using reduced quantities of water at an incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply a reduced ‘use of water’ strategy without significantly increasing risk of fire spread

Refer to Control measure – Controlled burn

Refer to National Occupational Guidance: Fires and firefighting- Select the appropriate firefighting technique