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Control measure

Profiling a missing person

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Profiling a missing person

Understand:

  • The role of the fire and rescue service when:
    • Assisting the police
    • They are first on scene
    • They will be the only Category 1 organisation at the scene for a prolonged time
  • How profiling can be used to determine the expected behaviour of a missing person
  • How to use the information gathered to inform the risk assessment and co-ordinate a search plan

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Liaise with other agencies on-scene to gather information about the missing person

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather information about the missing person through liaison with other agencies or the responsible person at the scene

Gather and share information with personnel about the potential behaviour, condition and location of the missing person

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Brief personnel with information about the missing person

Ensure personnel look for signs of aggression or irrational behaviour in the missing person and understand the need to approach them with caution

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Brief personnel about the potential behaviour of the missing person, if known
  • Ensure personnel understand the need to approach the missing person with caution if applicable

Be prepared to follow police guidance and procedures when assisting them in searching for a missing person

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Work collaboratively with the police when searching for a missing person