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February 11, 2021

Control measure - Transportation

Tactical action added following assurance check


February 01, 2021

Hazard - Polluting materials

Link updated following publication of Foundation for EP


June 01, 2018

Control measure - Containment

'Flexi-dams' amended to 'inflatable dams'


May 31, 2018

Control measure - Absorption

Training specification link established

Control measure - Containment

Training specification link established

Control measure - Treatment

Training specification link established

Control measure - Aeration

Training specification link established

Control measure - Transportation

Training specification link established

Control measure - Dilution

Training specification link established

Control measure - Decontamination

Control measure - Disposal

Training specification link established

Control measure - Access to specialist advice

Training specification link established

Control measure - Disposal

Training specification link established


May 23, 2018

Control measure - Containment

Training specification link established

Control measure - Access to specialist advice

Training specification link established

Control measure - Containment

Control measure - Access to specialist advice

Links fixed


April 17, 2018

Hazard - Polluting materials

Training specification link added


April 09, 2018

Control measure - Containment

Table formatting altered


April 02, 2018

Tactical Action - Ensure that all appropriate environmental agencies are informed of the incident when required

Tactical Action added as agreed at NIF meeting on 21-Feb-18


March 27, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Consider the legal exemptions. See Environmental Legislation

See tactical action - 18024 Consider the legal exemptions in relation to environmental protection - ENP


March 26, 2018

Control measure - Access to specialist advice


March 12, 2018

Control measure - Containment

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 07-12-16

Tactical Action - Consider the appointment of a HMA (or equivalent) to oversee environmental protection activities

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

See tactical action - 12775 Consider the availability of pollution control equipment and/or pollution containment facilities on site - ENP


October 13, 2017

Control measure - ARCHIVED Disposal

Archived and excluded from search

Control measure - ARCHIVED Containment

Archived and excluded from search


October 08, 2017

Tactical Action - Inform and/or seek advice from environment agencies and/or sewage undertakers where necessary


September 30, 2017

Tactical Action - Request appropriate environmental protection (EP) resources (e.g. hazmat adviser, EP equipment, pumps)

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 07-12-16

Tactical Action - Notify the environmental agency if a HVP or large volumes of water are being extracted and used

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 07-12-16

Tactical Action - Ensure that the appropriate environmental agency is informed of the incident when required

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 04-10-16

Control measure - Access to specialist advice

Link added to general control measure

Tactical Action - Consider seeking specialist advice from a HMA on remedial action for spillages and fire water run off

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

Tactical Action - Communicate any risk to the environment to those attending the incident and relevant agencies

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

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

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 04-10-16

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

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 07-12-16

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

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 07-12-16

Tactical Action - Consider diverting water to holding areas or sacrificial areas that will not affect firefighting operations

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17

Tactical Action - Attempt to control pollution using a Source – Pathway - Receptor model

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 07-12-16


September 28, 2017

Tactical Action - Consider the legal exemptions in relation to environmental protection i.e. A discharge is made ...

Tactical action added as agreed at NIF meeting on 04-10-16

Tactical Action - Minimise the impact of the incident and fire service actions on any identified environmental risk

Tactical action wording agreed at NIF on 27-02-17


September 26, 2017

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

Additional tactical action agreed at NIF meeting on 07/12/2016


September 18, 2017

Control measure - Decontamination

Tactical Action - Ensure that where fire and rescue service personnel or equipment are requested to assist with any ...

Control measure - Transportation

Strategic Action - Refer to control measure actions for disposal of contaminated firewater run off under fire water run-off

Tactical Action - Ensure that if detergents or other chemicals are added to spillages to assist with clean up or treatment ...

Strategic Action - Consider mobilising or involving a Hazardous Materials Advisor (HMA for any incident with the potential ...

Strategic Action - Consider mobilising or involving a Hazardous Materials Advisor (HMA for any incident with the potential ...