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Control measure
Situational awareness: Fires in tall buildings

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Situational awareness: Fires in tall buildings

Understand:

  • The need to identify the fire floor at fires in tall buildings
  • The benefits of external observation at fires in tall buildings
  • The impacts that fixed installations and ventilation may have on the incident
  • The sources of information that will assist in achieving situational awareness at fires in tall buildings
  • The barriers that may affect communication at fires in tall buildings

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Situational awareness: Fires in tall buildings

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather information to support situational awareness at fires in tall buildings
  • Establish effective communications between internal and external sectors at fires in tall buildings
  • Establish effective communications between fire control room and the incident ground at fires in tall buildings
  • Use safety officers effectively at fires in tall buildings
  • Develop tactical plans that consider the effects of uncontrolled ventilation
  • Develop tactical plans for fires in tall buildings that consider the information provided by fire control rooms to callers
  • Effectively gather information from credible sources when developing tactical plans