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Control measure

Closed-circuit television

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Closed-circuit television (CCTV)

Understand:

  • How CCTV may be used to:
    • Provide fire control rooms or personnel en route to an incident with additional information about its type, size and location
    • Provide personnel with information about the area near to the incident
    • Provide an incident commander with additional information to improve situational awareness, even if they are remote to the incident
    • Assist with post-incident investigation
    • Improve operational learning

Types and capabilities of closed-circuit television (CCTV

Understand:

  • The types of CCTV systems
  • Typical locations of CCTV systems
  • The use of body worn CCTV

Recording and monitoring of closed-circuit television (CCTV)

Understand:

  • What services CCTV control rooms may be able to provide

Pre-planning with local CCTV system operators

Understand:

  • The benefits of making arrangements with local CCTV system operators during pre-incident planning

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider using CCTV to gather additional information about the incident or its location, and pass relevant information to the incident commander

Fire control personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather information about the incident or its location from CCTV sources
  • Pass relevant information gained from the CCTV sources to the incident commander

Request access to CCTV footage or to the information gathered through use of CCTV systems

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify sources of CCTV and request access to footage or information gathered

Consider requesting the assistance of aerial CCTV resources

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the benefits and availability of aerial CCTV resources that can be requested

Consider using CCTV to assist with mobilising to the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider using CCTV to assist with navigating or gaining access to the incident

Consider using CCTV to inform situational awareness

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use CCTV sources to inform situational awareness

Access and secure CCTV footage for investigations

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Access and secure CCTV footage for investigations

Consider using CCTV footage to help inform operational learning

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appropriately use gathered CCTV footage to inform operational learning