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Compartment firefighting activities

Operational Practice

Appropriate firefighting procedures should be employed whenever breathing apparatus teams are firefighting in compartments. Fire and rescue services must provide training in appropriate firefighting techniques and media to all BA wearers.  

Firefighting tactics must take into account the effects and proximity of BA wearers within the risk area.

Specific details of these operational firefighting procedures and techniques are not covered in this document, but remain an integral feature of any safe system of work. See National Operational Guidance: Fires and firefighting and National Operational Guidance: Fires in buildings.

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