To make safe decisions about the speed, the route and the location to attend, drivers should be provided with accurate and timely information about the incident. Any safety concerns experienced (traffic conditions/blocked roads etc.) by attending appliances and crews should be communicated to fire control so that further attending resources are able to make a safe approach.
Incident commanders should consider the safe route for attending appliances and the availability of holding areas. This information should be communicated to fire control so that attending resources are able to make a safe approach. The potential for incident spread or a change of wind direction should be taken into account when identifying suitable holding areas and approach routes.