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Control measure

Consider using thermal imaging to detect hot fire gases

Control measure knowledge

For further information, including strategic actions and tactical actions, refer to National Operational Guidance: Fires and firefighting - Consider using thermal imaging or scanning. Landfill gas can burn with an invisible flame, the use of thermal imaging cameras or on-site thermal scanning equipment can be effective.

Hot fire gases in landfill sites can travel horizontally, as waste is layered and compressed over many years. A full site assessment using thermal imaging cameras or on-site thermal scanning equipment may be required. 

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.