The fire and rescue service can assist the medical response in planning for a deterioration in the casualty's condition once released, by forming clearly designated areas for resuscitation and reassessment. For more information see The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Consensus Statements.
Control measure knowledge
Fire and rescue services should:
- Ensure that all responding personnel have an awareness of acute medical care for casualties suffering from crush trauma
Incident commanders should:
- Create and resource a suitable casualty care point
- Assist medical responders with appropriate casualty care where resources allow
- Communicate status of the casualty to medical responders using accurate information