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Control measure

Check river conditions

Control measure knowledge

Where available, fire and rescue services should receive notification of strong stream advice, tide predictions and river level warnings. This information can be used to predict likely changes in river levels that may affect tactical plans.

Information regarding river conditions in a fire and rescue service’s area may be provided by environmental agencies, the Met Office, the Rivers Agency or local water management groups such as the Canal Trust or local drainage boards.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Establish mechanisms to receive and share notifications of changes in river conditions

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Access all available information sources on river levels and conditions

  • Consider contacting environmental agencies or other responsible bodies for information on changes in conditions and water levels