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Control measure

Select appropriate firefighting media: Oxidising materials

Control measure knowledge

Where firefighting or cooling is necessary, water should be applied in a way that will maximise its cooling effect (i.e. fine spray). If firefighting operations are required within the hazard area, deployment of personnel and the time they are deployed within the hazard area should be kept to a minimum. Structural protection and ground monitors should be used to minimise the risk to personnel.

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider using water to either extinguish a fire or cool the oxidising material

  • Ensure firefighting activities are carried out from a safe location using structural protection and/or ground monitors