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Control measure

Use motorised vehicles

Control measure knowledge

Subject to their own fire and rescue service provisions, the incident commander should consider the use of suitable motorised vehicles to assist crews in the extrication and transportation of casualties. Consideration should also be given to using other agencies or emergency services resources.

The benefits of using motorised vehicles to assist in the transportation of casualties include:

  • Access and egress to scene of operations
  • Impact on the ongoing operations of other fire and rescue services or other agencies
  • Condition of the casualty
  • Welfare of crews due to manual handling issues

Refer to the Intraoperability and interoperability section.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that incident commanders are aware of motorised patient transport that may be available on request if required at an incident

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider requesting motorised vehicles for patient transport over long distances