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Fire control command guidance test

This guidance has been produced to help fire and rescue services ensure appropriate arrangements are in place for the strong and resilient leadership of fire control command.

Responding to incidents can be hazardous and stressful. It is essential that fire control works efficiently with the incident ground. Effective information gathering, strong leadership, critical decision-making and proportional and swift action by fire control personnel and incident commanders ensure an effective conclusion of the situation. Some incidents need only simple actions and procedures as risks are low. Others can be more challenging and may quickly increase in size, complexity and duration. A resilient and skilled fire control commander, who can dynamically adapt in leading their team, is essential to ensure the safe resolution of incidents to which the fire and rescue service is called.