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Control measure
Ensure search teams have detailed briefing

Control measure knowledge

Before briefing personnel, incident commanders should consider all available sources of information. Team briefings should be based on incident needs and a plan should be constructed to achieve them. Continuous evaluation and review throughout the incident will determine whether the current objectives and subsequent plan are appropriate.

Crews should be given a brief, including the area to be searched along with information available on casualties, their last known position (LKP) or point last seen (PLS).

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that incident commanders are competent in delivering clear and concise briefings to crews

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Brief search teams on plans, parameters and casualty information, confirming understanding