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Control measure


Control measure knowledge

Treatment of pollution in a watercourse, for example using activated carbon, or hydrogen peroxide are specialised techniques employed by an environment agency or specialist contractor rather than fire and rescue service personnel. However fire and rescue services maybe asked to assist at incidents where such techniques are employed subject to local agreement.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Identify activities that will and will not be carried out by fire and rescue service personnel and equipment

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Ensure that where fire and rescue service personnel or equipment are requested to assist with any form of treatment activity a close liaison with the local environment agency and, where appropriate, specialist advisers is maintained