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Control measure
Situational awareness – Fires in buildings

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Situational awareness – Fires in buildings

Understand:

  • How fires in buildings are affected by:
    • Their design
    • The construction materials used
    • Their use
    • Occupancy types
    • Building systems
    • Engineered solutions
  • The effects of fire and firefighting on a building
  • Potential sources of information for fires in buildings including:
    • SSRI
    • Emergency response plans
    • Building plans
    • Premises information boxes and plates
    • Building systems
    • Signage
    • External surveys
    • Observations from thermal imaging
    • Fire control rooms
    • Responsible person
    • Occupants
    • External safety officers
    • Personnel operating inside the building
    • Other agencies

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Situational awareness – Fires in buildings

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Access information to inform situational awareness, including
    • Evacuation strategy
    • Fire safety plan
  • Document information received appropriately
  • Use sources of information, such as building plans, to support decision making
  • Consider the design, construction and occupancy type when developing a tactical plan
  • Check accuracy of information with responsible person
  • Access building systems such as:
    • Fire alarms
    • Security systems
    • Closed circuit television