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Control measure

Specialist resources: Search


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Specialist resources: Search


  • The main groups of specialist resources:
    • Fire and rescue services
    • National Resilience capabilities
    • External resources
  • The main types of specialist search resources:
    • Canine search teams
    • Aerial resources
    • Audio or visual equipment
  • The importance of an early request for specialist search resources

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify appropriate specialist search resources and the benefits of their attendance

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine what search capabilities would be of most benefit to the incident

Consider requesting appropriate specialist search resources

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request appropriate specialist search resources as soon as their benefit is recognised