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Control measure

Multi-agency co-ordination

Control measure knowledge

Co-ordination underpins joint working by avoiding potential conflicts, preventing duplication of effort and minimising risk. It involves commanders discussing resources and the activities of each responder agency, agreeing who should be the lead agency at any given time and who should chair co-ordinating groups, agreeing priorities and making joint decisions throughout the incident.

Strategic actions

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

Tactical actions

At the strategic co-ordinating group, commanders should:
  • Where agreed, chair/attend co-ordinating meetings and make sure they take place regularly