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Control measure

Protect from hypothermia or hyperthermia

Control measure knowledge

The casualty that remains trapped is exposed to the environment and is unable to adjust to extremes of heat and cold. Both have a negative effect on the casualty's ability to survive injury.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that responding personnel are aware of hypothermia and hyperthermia and their associated prevention and first aid treatments

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Protect casualties from environmental exposure to reduce risk of hypothermia or hyperthermia