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Control measure

Secure equipment and vehicles

Control measure knowledge

To reduce the risk of damage to, or theft of equipment, the minimum amount of equipment should be used to safely resolve an incident. It may not be advisable to set up equipment stations, and fire and rescue service equipment and vehicles should be secured. Security may be provided by personnel, or by using police assistance. 

It may be necessary to deviate from normal procedures, for example removing and restowing hydrant keys and bars to prevent their theft or misuse. 

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure their vehicles can be secured to prevent theft of the vehicles or the equipment contained in them 

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider deploying the minimum amount of equipment during public disorder 

  • Maintain the security of fire and rescue service equipment and vehicles during public disorder