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Control measure
Appropriate intervention: Fires in tall buildings

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appropriate intervention: Fires in tall buildings

Understand:

  • How to use firefighting facilities at fires in tall buildings
  • The challenges of effective resourcing at fires in tall buildings
  • How the actions of personnel may affect the integrity of escape routes
  • How to protect the integrity of escape routes
  • Plan evacuation at a fire in a tall building, considering:
    • Limitations of access and egress
    • Availability of staircases
    • Occupancy type and numbers of people
    • Actions of personnel
    • The information being passed by fire control rooms to callers
  • How fire service intervention may impact fire engineered solutions
  • How to maintain water supplies at fires in tall buildings
  • How to effectively coordinate a search at a fire in a tall building
  • How to sectorise a fire in a tall building and use bridgeheads and staging areas

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appropriate intervention: Fires in tall buildings

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use firefighting facilities appropriately at fires in tall buildings
  • Protect and maintain escape routes during operational activity at fires in tall buildings
  • Use staircases appropriately for evacuation and intervention and communicate their designated use
  • Identify when it is appropriate to prioritise evacuation or intervention at fires in tall buildings
  • Consider the impact of limited water supplies on intervention and adapt tactical plans accordingly
  • Co-ordinate searches of tall buildings