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Control measure

Use technology to mobilise fire and rescue service resources

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Geographical information system (GIS)

Understand:

  • What information is available in the GIS being used

Automatic vehicle location systems (AVLS) (also known as automatic resource location systems (ARLS))

Understand:

  • Which fire and rescue service vehicles can be mobilised through the AVLS being used

Benefits of mobilising technology

Understand:

  • The benefits of using GIS and AVLS technology, including the ability to:
    • Confirm the location of an incident
    • Select deployment points
    • Display the location of resources
    • Display the availability of resources
    • Validate resource proposals
    • Inform closing-in moves
    • Add risk information

Dynamic risk assessments

Understand:

  • What factors should inform a dynamic risk assessment for each call received

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Retrieve and mobilise the relevant resources using service systems and procedures

Fire control personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Effectively use technology to mobilise fire and rescue service resources
  • Consider the relevant risk information, service resilience arrangements and location of resources prior to mobilisation

Designate the location of an incident and rendezvous points (RVPs) or deployment points if appropriate

Fire control personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Interrogate the GIS to determine appropriate:
    • Rendezvous points (RVPs)
    • Deployment points
    • Strategic holding areas (SHAs)

Carry out a dynamic risk assessment of each call

Fire control personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Take into account the appropriate factors when carrying out dynamic risk assessments for calls received
  • Appropriately deploy or redeploy resources to incidents