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Control measure
Consider intraoperability and interoperability

Control measure knowledge

The fire and rescue national frameworks state that fire and rescue services must collaborate with other fire and rescue services, other emergency services, wider Category 1 and 2 responders and local emergency planning groups, to ensure intraoperability and interoperability.

This includes common and compatible communications systems, equipment, command and control and co-ordination arrangements. Sharing information, intelligence and data effectively is key to such collaboration, ensuring an effective and co-ordinated response to foreseeable risks and emergencies.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:

Tactical actions

Fire control operators should:
  • Obtain and share risk information from category 1 and 2 responders during the call handling process
  • Disseminate all relevant and emerging information to attending response personnel
Incident commanders should:
  • Share operational risk information with other responder agencies to inform joint understanding