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Inaccurate situational awareness: Wildfires

Hazard Knowledge

The generic control measures for this hazard should be applied when dealing with any wildfire, irrespective of its size, location or complexity.

Wildfires can be large and complex incidents that need to be carefully managed to prevent them from becoming protracted and resource intensive.

Wildfires may occur in rural areas, urban areas and the rural-urban interface and access may be limited or challenging, both for vehicles and for personnel on foot.