Control measure knowledge

Before attempting to extricate an animal from a structure, it will be necessary to gain the permission (and indemnity, if appropriate) of the owner of the building, or the police, if damage may be caused.

If permission is granted, appropriate resources and equipment should be used to break through building elements to create space. This should be followed by using the appropriate manual manipulation techniques or mechanical techniques.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure fire and rescue service personnel understand that permission (and indemnity, if appropriate) is required from the owner of the building, or the police, before gaining access to an animal in a structure

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Obtain permission (and indemnity, if appropriate) from the owner of the building, or the police, prior to commencing operational activity

  • Select the appropriate resources and equipment to break through building elements to create space

  • Use the appropriate manual manipulation techniques or mechanical techniques to extricate the animal