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Control measure

Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI): Water rescue and flooding

Control measure knowledge

Fire and rescue services should gather and make Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI) available for all known hazards in their area. This should include bodies of water, particularly those that are known to be used for recreational or commercial purposes.

SSRI should include details of

  • Launch sites
  • Safe entry points
  • Hazards including hydrological features
  • Details of pertinent temperature charts and tidal patterns

They should also include site-specific control measures such as available rendezvous points, access routes, isolation points, tactical actions and contact details of responsible agencies.

Areas at risk of flooding can be identified and assessed using historical data, history of previous incidents and mapping. This information should also be used to identify control measures within areas susceptible to flooding.


Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Work with partner agencies to identify and develop SSRI for water hazards in their area

  • Make SSRI available to personnel using risk information systems

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Use available SSRI when working near, on or in bodies of water