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Control measure

Evacuating vehicles

Control measure knowledge

Any decision to evacuate a large number of vehicles should be completed in co-operation with the police.

When evacuating people from stranded vehicles personnel should consider the security, stability and access to vehicles. It may be necessary to hand over responsibility for the security of vehicles or establish a means of protecting them and moving them when it is safe to do so to provide clear routes for emergency vehicles.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Provide procedures to assist incident commanders when evacuating flooded motorways or infrastructure

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Liaise with the police to arrange evacuation of stranded vehicles

  • Consider security and access to vehicles evacuated during flooding