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September 22, 2020

Control measure - Evacuation and shelter

Revised wording - Mostly changed 'occupants' to 'people' and 'see' to 'refer to'

Tactical Action - Establish a safe evacuation point and consider safe egress routes and refuge points or areas

Additional wording

Tactical Action - Consider people who need assistance to evacuate, for example, disabilities or medical needs

Revised wording

Tactical Action - Establish the availability of pre-arranged evacuation strategies and policies

Revised wording


September 21, 2020

Control measure - Reduce exposure to hazards

Minor change to content


July 28, 2020

Control measure - Arrangements to deal with firefighter emergencies

Strategic Action - Ensure personnel are aware of the types of specialist advice available

Control measure - Specialist advice

Tactical Action - Consider requesting appropriate specialist advice

Strategic Action - Maintain the details of sources of specialist advice and know how to request their attendance

Strategic Action - Ensure specialist advisers are fully briefed on the aims and objectives for the incident

Strategic Action - Develop arrangements and protocols with identified  sources of specialist advice

Control measure - Specialist advice


July 23, 2020

Water rescue


July 22, 2020

Water rescue


July 03, 2020

Control measure - Cordon controls

Tactical Action - Request police assistance to establish a traffic cordon or air exclusion zone if necessary

Tactical Action - Implement exclusion zones if intolerable risks to safety are identified

Tactical Action - Establish a scene access control point to log all people operating within the inner cordon when appropriate

Tactical Action - Control access to the inner cordon using methods proportionate to the type, size and complexity of the incident

Tactical Action - Ensure that appropriate inner and outer cordons are established and communicated following an assessment of risk to all people present

Strategic Action - Consider pre-planning and exercising with partner agencies for cordon control arrangements

Strategic Action - Provide appropriate equipment and other resources to safely implement cordon control

Strategic Action - Jointly establish the briefing arrangements for when other agencies are working within inner cordons ...

Strategic Action - Establish the roles and responsibilities for implementing and maintaining cordon control with partner agencies for multi-agency incidents

Control measure - Cordon controls

Tactical Action - Review incident priorities, tactics and resources in the event of an emergency situation

Tactical Action - Consider replacing some or all of the command team for the benefit of personnel and potential investigations

Tactical Action - Preserve the scene in the event of a firefighter emergency

Control measure - Arrangements to deal with firefighter emergencies

Strategic Action - Have arrangements in place for firefighter emergencies, incorporating communications, investigation and welfare

Tactical Action - Maintain effective command and control in an emergency situation

Tactical Action - Establish emergency arrangements appropriate to the type, size and complexity of the incident

Control measure - Reduce exposure to hazards

Training specification link established


July 01, 2020

Risk management plan

Responsibility of fire and rescue services


June 29, 2020

Strategic Action - Establish compatible terminology, abbreviations, communication systems and risk information for ...


June 22, 2020

Strategic Action - Ensure that incident commanders are familiar with the responsibilities of other agencies, Category ...


October 08, 2019

Control measure - Specialist resource: Flooding

Content amended following publication of NR control measures for flood rescue

Control measure - High volume pump hose deployment

Minor amendment - Abbreviation expanded and case changed of Police and local authority approved by M Hodges

Control measure - Evacuation and shelter

Minor change - bullet indentation amended. Approved by M Hodges.


July 19, 2019

Responsibility of fire and rescue services

Minor amendment - reference to transport incidents rather than incidents amended. Approved by M Hodges


July 18, 2019

Hazard - Unstable surfaces

Minor amendment- Tactical action incorrectly added as strategic action. Error corrected


July 10, 2019

Responsibility of fire and rescue services

Minor amendment - duplicated to removed Approved by M Hodges


July 09, 2019

Control measure - Avoid entering the vehicle

Tactical Action grammar updated as per feedback submission to: Avoid entering submerged or partially submerged vehicles.

Control measure - Evacuating vehicles

General control measure link added - M Hodges


July 05, 2019

Control measure - Evacuation and shelter

Minor change -double space removed. Approved by M Hodges.


July 01, 2019

Control measure - Evacuation and shelter

Minor change - SGC changed to SCG. Approved by M Hodges.


May 09, 2019

Control measure - Evacuation: Flooding

Control measure - Safe entry into water