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Control measure

Consider using aerial appliances

Control measure knowledge

An aerial appliance can allow the incident commander to create a safe working platform from which fire and rescue service personnel can perform some tasks, such as applying extinguishing media or investigating the scene of operations.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider pre-planning to determine suitable locations for siting aerial appliances

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Choose a safe site to pitch the aerial appliance
  • Monitor the scene to ensure that the siting of the appliance, particularly the jacks, is not adversely affected during the course of the incident
  • Consider the likely development of the fire, possible changes to the ground as the extinguishing media is applied and alterations in the weather conditions, as these could compromise the safety of the deployed aerial appliance