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Control measure

Deploy appropriate numbers of 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:
  • Develop rescue procedures that consider team size

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Deploy an appropriately sized team into confined or restricted areas for search and rescue tasks
  • Consider requesting specialist resources for rescue operations involving restricted or complex layouts