Skip to main content

Developed and maintained
by the NFCC

Control measure

Casualty-centred rescue from a mode of transport: Initial actions

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Planning

Understand:

  • How to develop an initial casualty-centred plan
  • The need to communicate the plan to the rescue team
  • The need to consider feedback from the rescue team
  • The need to prioritise the removal of physical entrapment
  • That there may be a need to perform a rapid rescue of a casualty at any stage of the rescue

Requesting additional resources

Understand:

  • The benefits of quickly requesting additional resources, even while en route to the incident

Consider mode of transport relocation

Understand:

  • The benefits of relocating a mode of transport
  • That relocation of the mode of transport may not be required or possible
  • The time it may take to relocate a mode of transport

Initial access

Understand:

  • That it may be necessary to use initial access to a mode of transport to provide:
    • Stabilisation
    • Urgent medical assistance to a casualty
  • That platforms may be required to gain access to large goods vehicles or heavy goods vehicle
  • The precautions that should be applied when using platforms for mode of transport access

Stabilisation

Understand:

  • The staged approach to stabilisation
  • What activities are delivered during:
    • Phase 1
    • Phase 2
    • Phase 3

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider performing a rapid rescue of the casualty if required

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Continually assess the need to perform a rapid rescue based on:
    • The medical condition of the casualty
    • External factors
  • Ensure personnel are aware that the decision to perform a rapid rescue may be made at any stage of the rescue

Gather information to develop a casualty-centred plan

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Base a plan on situational awareness of:
    • The casualty
    • The mode of transport

Consider requesting additional or specialist resources to assist with rescuing the casualty

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine the need for additional resources
  • While en route to the incident, consider information from on-scene responders or gathered by the fire control room

Consider relocating the mode of transport to improve rescue times and personnel safety before stabilisation

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine if it would be beneficial to relocate the mode of transport
  • Ensure relocation of the mode of transport takes into account the condition of the casualty

Make initial access to the mode of transport

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appropriately use initial access to the mode of transport to provide stabilisation
  • Use initial access to provide urgent medical assistance to the casualty

Use the most appropriate stabilisation techniques and equipment, taking into account the condition and location of casualties

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine the most appropriate stabilisation method for the safety of the casualty and emergency responders
  • Implement a staged approach to stabilisation
  • Deliver appropriate activities during:
    • Phase 1
    • Phase 2
    • Phase 3