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Action on locating casualties

Operational practice

Information on the size, number and location of casualties in a risk area must be confirmed if possible. This will influence decisions on BA team size, suitable equipment and priorities. For example, if there are a number of casualties or a particularly large person needs rescuing, it may be necessary to deploy a larger BA search and rescue team with appropriate evacuation equipment alongside firefighting teams providing protection. See National Operational Guidance: Performing rescues.