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Control measure

Maintain safe access, egress and escape routes for fire and rescue service vehicles

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Access and egress for fire and rescue service vehicles

Understand:  

  • The importance of maintaining safe access, egress and escape routes for fire and rescue service vehicles at all times
  • How fire and rescue service vehicles may be compromised by operational activity or the development of the incident
  • When it be necessary to drive fire and rescue service vehicles off-road and the safe working practices to be adopted
  • The factors to be taken into account when assessing access, egress and escape routes for fire and rescue service vehicles

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify, review and communicate suitable access, egress and escape routes for fire and rescue service vehicles

Demonstrate the ability to:  

  • Identify, communicate and monitor suitable access, egress and escape routes for fire and rescue service vehicles

Mark or indicate access, egress and escape routes for fire and rescue service vehicles where possible

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate equipment and resources to mark or delineate access, egress and escape routes for vehicles where possible

Consider the impact of the incident and operational activity on access, egress and escape routes for fire and rescue service vehicles

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Anticipate the development of incident and operational activity when implementing plans for access, egress and escape routes

Consider the impact of the transport infrastructure on safe access and egress routes for fire and rescue service vehicles

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Continually assess the area throughout the incident to ensure that fire and rescue service vehicles and personnel do not become trapped

Implement contingency plans if a fire and rescue service vehicle becomes trapped

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Implement contingency plans for emergency situations involving the access and egress of fire and rescue service vehicles

Consider using personnel on foot to assess ground conditions and identify appropriate routes if it is necessary to drive fire and rescue vehicles off-road

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assign personnel on foot to assess ground conditions and identify appropriate routes if required