Control measure knowledge

Due to the unpredictable behaviour of all animals, and the weight and power of larger animals, it is important to maintain a safe egress route. The egress route should enable emergency responders to move out of the hazard area if the animal is likely to cause harm to them.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider providing equipment that can be used to indicate the safe egress route

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Identify and maintain a safe egress route when dealing with an animal

  • Ensure emergency responders and others attending the incident are all made aware of the safe egress route