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Control measure

Select appropriate firefighting equipment

Control measure knowledge

Once an incident commander has established what they are dealing with and selected the method of extinguishing the fire and type of firefighting media to be used, the crews will need to focus on transferring the media to the fire ground and onto the fire itself.

This can be achieved using a range of equipment in a number of ways, for example:

  • Extinguishers: Stored pressure, gas cartridge
  • Portable systems: Buckets, backpacks, and portable misting systems
  • Emergency fire vehicles and pumps e.g. Tank supplies, portable pumps, hose layers, High Volume Pumps (HVPs)
  • Hose: Hose reels, delivery hose, suction hose
  • Branches: Smooth-bore, hand-controlled, foam-making
  • Monitors: Ground monitors, water towers
  • Foam delivery equipment: Inductors, applicators, branches

The range of delivery equipment for transporting firefighting media to the incident ground, such as water relay and water shuttle or carrying, in which the water can be transferred from remote supplies over long distances, may require many of these resources to be deployed or used either in isolation or in various combinations.

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.