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Control measure

Request resources for casualty care

Control measure knowledge

It may take time to mobilise advanced medical support. Requesting the attendance of such resources at an early stage will benefit the casualty as it may reduce delay in treatment and promote recovery.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Hold contact details for specialist medical responders to enable a timely response to incidents

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Request medical support at rescue incidents as soon as a need is identified

  • Consider medical support requirements for remote locations including skills and equipment

  • Request medical support for any casualties and safety of incident responders if required