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Control measure

Multi-agency communication

Control measure knowledge

Meaningful and effective communication between responders and responder agencies underpins effective joint working.

See Control measure – Multi-agency

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Embed JESIP Principles within policy, procedure, training and exercising for all levels of response staff

Tactical actions

Strategic and tactical incident commanders should:
  • Exchange reliable and accurate information about hazards, risks and threats

  • Communicate clearly using plain English

  • Ensure information shared is free from acronyms and other potential sources of confusion

  • Use multi-agency briefings to gain an understanding of the capabilities of other responding agencies

  • Ensure information shared is understood and agreed by all involved in the response