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May 25, 2021

Control measure - Situational awareness: Search for a missing person

Additional content added to reflect National Operational Learning regarding search

Tactical Action - Share and exchange information gathered about missing people with emergency responders and the fire control room

Language changed to improve clarity of prompt

Control measure - Gather information from the public and liaise with other agencies

Additional content added to reflect National Operational Learning regarding search

Strategic Action - Provide incident commanders with the means to access relevant information at search incidents

Strategic action updated to add specificity

Strategic Action - Provide incident commanders with the means to access relevant information at search incidents

Strategic action updated to add specificity


May 24, 2021

Tactical Action - Consider establishing a search sector with a search sector commander

New tactical action to encourage use of search sectors

Tactical Action - Share and exchange information gathered about missing people with emergency responders and the fire control room

Language changed to improve clarity

Tactical Action - Implement a co-ordination process for survival guidance being given by the fire control room

Added following NOL submission to highlight the need to coordinate survival guidance

Tactical Action - Cross-check records of people found against those of people still missing

Tactical action changed to expand use

Tactical Action - Use the information gathered to develop and communicate a co-ordinated search plan

Changed to make tactical action clearer in Scenario

Strategic Action - Participate in joint training and exercises with other agencies to improve interoperability at search incidents

Content changed to make strategic action clearer out of context

Tactical Action - Record and appropriately share information about people found with emergency responders and relevant control rooms

New tactical action linked to Coordination of Search

Tactical Action - Liaise and co-ordinate activity with other emergency responders, including police search advisers (PolSA) 

Updating language to add specificity of action


March 06, 2018

Control measure - Gather information from the public and liaise with other agencies

Training Specification link established


March 05, 2018

Tactical Action - Identify number and last known position (LKP) of any occupants in need of rescue or assistance to evacuate

Tactical action added as agreed at NIF on 8/6/2017


October 19, 2017

Tactical Action - Confirm and communicate the involvement, num​ber and severity of any casualties (persons or animals)

Tactical action reworded as agreed at NIF on 07/12/2016

Tactical Action - Confirm and communicate the involvement, num​ber and severity of any casualties (persons or animals)

Tactical action reworded as agreed at NIF on 07/12/2016


October 03, 2017

Tactical Action - Confirm and communicate the involvement, num​ber and severity of any casualties (persons or animals)

Tactical action reworded as agreed at NIF on 07/12/2016


September 26, 2017

Tactical Action - Question the casualty, other responders and witnesses to understand incident factors and history

Tactical action added as agreed at NIF on 08/06/2017

Tactical Action - Identify whether any rescue attempts have been made by onsite rescue teams prior to arrival

Additional tactical action as agreed at NIF on 08/06/2017

Tactical Action - Identify number and last known position of any occupants in need of rescue or assistance to evacuate

Tactical action added as agreed at NIF on 8/6/2017


August 10, 2017

Control measure - Gather information from the public and liaise with other agencies