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This section of the guidance sets out the hazard knowledge and control measures that should be considered in relation to fires and firefighting. The aim is to integrate the knowledge, understanding and actions required to support the appropriate, safe and efficient resolution of any incident involving fire.

Fires and firefighting guidance should be read in conjunction with the information contained at; this provides information on the aims and intended use of the guidance. It should also be read alongside other related National Operational Guidance where appropriate.

This guidance has not been developed in isolation; there are many existing points of reference, including scientific papers, technical reference books, reports and earlier guidance. Some of these remain valid sources of information; for example, the Fire Service Manual, Volume 2: Hydraulics, Pumps and Water Supplies and British Standards for Classification of Fires.