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Control measure

Position fire and rescue service vehicles safely

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Position fire and rescue service vehicles safely

Understand:  

  • How to minimise the risk of collisions involving fire and rescue service vehicles at incidents
  • The optimal parking positions for fire and rescue service vehicles
  • Where fire and rescue service vehicles should not be parked at incidents
  • When it may be necessary to reposition fire and rescue service vehicles

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Apply safety measures to reduce the risk of collisions

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Invoke speed restrictions
  • Ensure appropriate high-visibility clothing is worn
  • Appoint a traffic marshal
  • Establish a marshalling sector
  • Communicate with other emergency responders

Consider the potential effects of incident development when positioning fire and rescue service vehicles

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and communicate suitable areas for the safe positioning of fire and rescue service vehicles, taking into account the direction of the identified escape route
  • Identify and communicate areas that are unsafe for fire and rescue service vehicles
  • Use appropriate equipment and resources to implement safe parking areas for fire and rescue service vehicles

Be prepared to reposition fire and rescue service vehicles if they are at risk from the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognise changes in the working environment that may necessitate the repositioning of fire and rescue service vehicles