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Control measure
Deploy adequate personnel

Control measure knowledge

Team size should be appropriate to the task and the team equipped with the necessary resources to undertake specific briefing, subject to fire and rescue service level of training. The incident commander should review all sources of information to ensure timely request for appropriate and additional resources. Subject to the demands of the developing incident, this may include requesting other agency resources.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Provide information, instruction and training in the hazards, risks and control measures associated with the physical movement of casualties over challenging terrain or long distances

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Deploy an appropriately sized team to ensure the safe transportation of casualties
  • Consider requesting additional resources or specialist teams to assist with the transportation of casualties