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November 29, 2021

Hazard - Waterways incidents

First set of bullet points under HMCG corrected

Control measure - Responsible person: Waterways incidents


November 04, 2021

Control measure - ARCHIVED - Have an effective recovery system

Archived following approval of Height, structures and confined spaces. Second edition, version 1 by NFCC Steering Group 04/05/2021


October 25, 2021

Control measure - Situational awareness: Search for a missing person

JESIP doctrine link updated


August 19, 2021

Control measure - Situational awareness: Search for a missing person

NO CHANGE - DOCUMENT IDENTIFIER UPDATED


July 29, 2021

Tactical Action - Ensure that appropriate inner and outer cordons are established and communicated following an assessment of risk to all people present

No change

Control measure - Reduce exposure to hazards

Content and Tactical action added following approval of Railway or tram rescue scenario by Operations Committee 07/07/2021

Tactical Action - Consider requesting specialist resources to transport personnel and equipment

Revised following approval of Railway or tram rescue scenario by Operations Committee 07/07/2021 - Further evidence of content being in draft status although previously published


July 27, 2021

Control measure - Reduce exposure to hazards

Content and Tactical action added following approval of Railway or tram rescue scenario by Operations Committee 07/07/2021

Tactical Action - Consider future disposal options. Refer to section Disposal

'See' change to 'refer to'


May 25, 2021

Tactical Action - Ensure that emergency arrangements are maintained and resourced for the duration that personnel are committed to confined spaces

Revised following approval of Height, structures and confined spaces. Second edition, version 1 by NFCC Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Establish and maintain a recovery system for personnel deployed into confined space environments 

Revised following approval of Height, structures and confined spaces. Second edition, version 1 by NFCC Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Establish what recovery systems have been employed before the fire and rescue service arrived

Archived following approval of Height, structures and confined spaces. Second edition, version 1 by NFCC Steering Group 04/05/2021

Control measure - Situational awareness: Search for a missing person

Additional content added to reflect National Operational Learning regarding search

Tactical Action - Share and exchange information gathered about missing people with emergency responders and the fire control room

Language changed to improve clarity of prompt

Control measure - Gather information from the public and liaise with other agencies

Additional content added to reflect National Operational Learning regarding search

Strategic Action - Provide incident commanders with the means to access relevant information at search incidents

Strategic action updated to add specificity

Strategic Action - Provide incident commanders with the means to access relevant information at search incidents

Strategic action updated to add specificity


May 24, 2021

Tactical Action - Implement a co-ordination process for survival guidance being given by the fire control room

Added following NOL submission to highlight the need to coordinate survival guidance

Tactical Action - Record and appropriately share information about people found with emergency responders and relevant control rooms

New tactical action linked to Coordination of Search

Tactical Action - Cross-check records of people found against those of people still missing

Tactical action changed to expand use

Tactical Action - Liaise and co-ordinate activity with other emergency responders, including police search advisers (PolSA) 

Updating language to add specificity of action

Tactical Action - Use the information gathered to develop and communicate a co-ordinated search plan

Changed to make tactical action clearer in Scenario

Tactical Action - Share and exchange information gathered about missing people with emergency responders and the fire control room

Language changed to improve clarity

Strategic Action - Participate in joint training and exercises with other agencies to improve interoperability at search incidents

Content changed to make strategic action clearer out of context

Tactical Action - Consider establishing a search sector with a search sector commander

New tactical action to encourage use of search sectors


December 14, 2020

Control measure - Responsible person: Waterways incidents


December 01, 2020

Control measure - Request National Resilience resources for flood rescue

Minor change to formatting

Control measure - Request National Resilience resources for flood rescue

Minor change to formatting


November 27, 2020

Control measure - Reduce exposure to hazards

Training specification link updated


November 26, 2020

Control measure - Assess current and forecast weather conditions

Training guidance link updated


September 22, 2020

Control measure - Evacuation and shelter

Revised wording - Mostly changed 'occupants' to 'people' and 'see' to 'refer to'

Tactical Action - Establish a safe evacuation point and consider safe egress routes and refuge points or areas

Additional wording

Tactical Action - Consider people who need assistance to evacuate, for example, disabilities or medical needs

Revised wording

Tactical Action - Establish the availability of pre-arranged evacuation strategies and policies

Revised wording


September 21, 2020

Control measure - Reduce exposure to hazards

Minor change to content


July 28, 2020

Control measure - Arrangements to deal with firefighter emergencies

Strategic Action - Ensure personnel are aware of the types of specialist advice available

Control measure - Specialist advice

Tactical Action - Consider requesting appropriate specialist advice

Strategic Action - Maintain the details of sources of specialist advice and know how to request their attendance

Strategic Action - Ensure specialist advisers are fully briefed on the aims and objectives for the incident

Strategic Action - Develop arrangements and protocols with identified  sources of specialist advice

Control measure - Specialist advice


July 23, 2020

Water rescue


July 22, 2020

Water rescue


July 03, 2020

Control measure - Cordon controls

Tactical Action - Request police assistance to establish a traffic cordon or air exclusion zone if necessary

Tactical Action - Implement exclusion zones if intolerable risks to safety are identified

Tactical Action - Establish a scene access control point to log all people operating within the inner cordon when appropriate