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September 23, 2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022


September 22, 2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the impact of fire water run off on compacted materials and ground conditions

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider identifying areas of operation where a reduced use of water strategy can be initiated without ...

Minor change - typo - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Obtain specialist advice on the initial or continued use of recycled fire water run-off, including ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider hygiene. See National Operational Guidance: Operations

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider the need to decontaminate equipment, including PPE used for recycling fire water run-off

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider replacing a proportion of the recycled fire water run-off with fresh water, to reduce the ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider using appropriate containment equipment to reduce the possibility of blockages from particles contained in the fire water run-off

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Use suitable pumps and other equipment to avoid blockages when recycling fire water run-off

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Carry out an environmental risk assessment and monitor the impact of tactics on the identified risk

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Identify and assess the potential impact of the material involved in the fire before starting to recycle fire water run-off

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Put controls in place to ensure that the spray or steam from recycled fire water run-off cannot ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider recycling fire water run-off, to reduce the volume of water required

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Consider procuring equipment that can be used to apply water at reduced levels of flow

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Establish arrangements with specialists for testing pollutants in recycled fire water run-off 

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Consider procuring equipment suitable for recycling fire water run-off

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider a controlled burn strategy; see Controlled burning

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Disposal of polluting materials

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Disposal of polluting materials

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Ensure that waste products created by the fire and rescue service are disposed of legally and responsibly

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Identify if the responsibility for disposal of waste produced at an incident can be delegated ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Obtain agreement from the relevant environmental agency before any release of polluting materials takes place

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Contact the relevant sewerage undertaker if use of the foul sewerage system is the preferred disposal option for polluting materials

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Determine the most appropriate method to dispose of polluting materials

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the legal exceptions. see Environmental Legislation

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Ensure that waste products created by the fire and rescue service are disposed of both ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Develop plans for the disposal of contaminated fire water run off which include plans ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Be aware of their legal responsibilities and possible defences for the disposal of fire ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022


September 21, 2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider the availability and appropriate use of pollution control devices if permission can be obtained

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider diverting polluting materials to local sewage treatment works for containment or treatment, with their approval

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider diverting polluting materials to holding or sacrificial areas for off-site containment, with appropriate approval

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Request advice or assistance for containment from environmental agencies, hazardous materials advisers, ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Identify the location of motorway pollution control devices (PCD) and operate as necessary

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider future disposal options. Refer to section Disposal

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Identify potential drainage routes for fire water run-off and released vehicle content

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Identify potential drainage routes for fire water run-off and released vehicle content

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the availability of pollution control equipment and/or pollution containment facilities on site

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider carrying out an environmental risk assessment to identify: Site drainage local ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022