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September 22, 2022

Tactical Action - Monitor and review the potential impact of the incident and operational response on public health with the air quality cell

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Use air quality cell information to inform operational risk assessments and tactical plans

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider requesting that an air quality cell is set up

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Ensure relevant personnel understand how to obtain and apply the information provided by the air quality cell 

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Where possible, recycle the fire water run-off. See Recycling fire water run-off.

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Make use of specialist fire and rescue service or on-site environmental protection equipment

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider using appropriate equipment to remove or separate material to create a firebreak, provide ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the use of firefighting additives such as foam for small waste fires and prevent ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the decontamination of high volume pumping equipment after use

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the use of local environment agency pumps for incidents that are likely to be significantly protracted

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Notify the local environmental agency if a high volume pump is deployed or if large volumes of water are required

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider the impact on water supplies to the area or damage to ecosystems before deploying high volume pumps

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Request high volume pumps and specialist assistance for their use at a fire where the tactical plan requires large volumes of firefighting media

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Develop operational procedure for incidents involving fires at waste sites

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Have procedures in place for the safe decontamination of high volume pumping equipment ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Identify sites where combustible materials may need to be extinguished using large volumes of water, ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022


September 21, 2022

Control measure - Risk management: Environmental risks

Title changed and revised content - Includes content from Risk management planning

Control measure - Risk management: Environmental risks

Title changed and revised content - Includes content from Risk management planning

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Carry out an environmental risk assessment

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider pollution prevention information contained in risk information

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Include environmental risk information within operational risk management plans

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022


August 22, 2022

Strategic Action - Have procedures in place for the safe decontamination of high volume pumping equipment after use. ...

Guidance links updated


August 19, 2022

Control measure - Air quality cell function

Hyperlinks updated - Approved by MH

Strategic Action - Liaise with local environment agencies, local authorities' statutory resilience forums to identify ...

Guidance links updated - Previous guidance removed.

Strategic Action - Have procedures in place for the safe decontamination of high volume pumping equipment after use. ...

Guidance links updated

Control measure - Controlled burning

Low priority change - Links updated

Control measure - Operational risk information plan

Low priority change - Links updated


August 15, 2022

Strategic Action - Have procedures in place for the safe decontamination of high volume pumping equipment after use. ...

Guidance links updated

Strategic Action - Liaise with local environment agencies, local authorities' statutory resilience forums to identify ...

Guidance links updated - Previous guidance removed.

Control measure - Extinguish

Link in strategic action updated, Previous control measure no longer availble.


May 31, 2018

Control measure - Removal or separation

Training specification link established

Control measure - Air quality cell function

Training specification link established

Control measure - Controlled burning

Training specification link established

Control measure - Operational risk information plan

Training specification link established


May 23, 2018

Control measure - Extinguish


March 12, 2018

Tactical Action - Make use of specialist fire and rescue service or on-site environmental protection equipment

Tactical Action - Consider pollution prevention information contained within site specific risk plans

Added during hazard consolidation


February 26, 2018

Control measure - Controlled burning


January 18, 2018

Control measure - ARCHIVED Controlled burn

Control measure removed from website and replaced with consolidated control measure 'Controlled burning' from Fires and Firefighting


October 13, 2017

Control measure - ARCHIVED Operational risk information plan

Archived and excluded from search

Control measure - ARCHIVED Controlled burn

Archived and excluded from search


October 04, 2017

Tactical Action - Identify operation and effectiveness of fixed installations and pollution prevention measures

Identify operation and effectiveness of fixed installations and pollution prevention measures


September 30, 2017

Tactical Action - Monitor and review the potential impact on public health with the assistance of the public health agency

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Implement an appropriate protection plan when an identified nature conservation site is at risk

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 04-10-16