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January 28, 2021

Control measure - Consider deploying unmanned aircraft

CAP 772 Hyperlink Updated

Hazard - Inappropriate or uncontrolled use of aircraft


February 07, 2019

Control measure - Consider deploying unmanned aircraft

Guidance Link updated.


June 18, 2018

Control measure - Manage the safety and security of take-off and landing areas for aircraft

grammar corrected in 'wherever possible' bullet point


May 23, 2018

Control measure - Notify the appropriate authorities about potential hazards to aircraft

Training specification link established

Control measure - Consider deploying fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters

Training specification link established

Tactical Action - Provide ground support to the aerial sector

Tactical Action - Contact the police to request an air exclusion zone around the wildfire to assist in maintaining ...

Tactical Action - Request that the fire control room notifies air traffic control if a wildfire incident is likely to present a hazard to aircraft

Control measure - Establish communications with aircraft

Links fixed

Strategic Action - Identify and compile contact details for all National Air Traffic Control and all air traffic control units within their area

Verb changed to imperative

Tactical Action - Appoint an aerial sector commander

Verb changed to imperative

Strategic Action - Identify the areas covered by individual air traffic controls within their area

Verb changed to imperative


April 18, 2018

Hazard - Inappropriate or uncontrolled use of aircraft

Training specification added


March 26, 2018

Control measure - Consider deploying unmanned aircraft

Control measure - Consider deploying fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters

Control measure - Manage the safety and security of take-off and landing areas for aircraft

Control measure - Establish communications with aircraft


March 14, 2018

Tactical Action - Ensure all personnel are aware of the intended locations of any water, retardant or equipment drops 

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17


October 04, 2017

Tactical Action - Create an aerial sector and appoint an aerial sector commander when aircraft are in use

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Consider requesting appropriate fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aircraft based on need

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17


October 02, 2017

Control measure - Establish communications with aircraft

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Observe effect of aerial water and retardant drops and communicate to the aerial sector commander

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Identify suitable take-off and landing areas in liaison with pilots and operators of unmanned aircraft

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Ensure ground resources and personnel are deployed to support direct attack by aircraft

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Consider suspending aerial operations if unauthorised aircraft are present and pose a risk

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Establish and maintain communications between personnel on the ground and aircraft

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Consider deploying a tactical lookout to accompany the operator of any aircraft as an aerial observer

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Clear debris from landing areas and avoid the use of cones and tape to mark cordons

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Brief the pilots of all aircraft regarding incident hazards and the locations of personnel

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Brief pilots and aircraft operators of their task or mission, objectives, and any hazards identified

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Brief all responders regarding the areas, tasks and duration of aircraft and/or helicopter operations

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17


September 10, 2017

Hazard - Inappropriate or uncontrolled use of aircraft