It may take time to mobilise advanced medical support. Requesting the attendance of such resources at an early stage will benefit the casualty as it may reduce delay in treatment and promote recovery.
Control measure knowledge
Fire and rescue services should:
- Hold contact details for specialist medical responders to enable a timely response to incidents
Incident commanders should:
Request medical support at rescue incidents as soon as a need is identified
Consider medical support requirements for remote locations including skills and equipment
- Request medical support for any casualties and safety of incident responders if required