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Control measure

Liaise with the officer of the day or contract manager

Control measure knowledge

Close liaison with the responsible person for the vessel and the permission to board or support firefighting activities will be key to any firefighting operations.

It is good practice to maintain a decision log for all incidents involving military vessels, which will assist with any post-incident debriefs and investigations.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Make arrangement for suitable training on military vessel familiarisation, where there is an anticipated risk

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Liaise with the officer of the day or contract manager on military vessels

  • Identify whether munitions are present, and/or involved, at fires involving military vessels

  • Be prepared to take formal responsibility for firefighting actions if requested and delegated