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Control measure

Communication to support intraoperability and interoperability

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Intraoperability and interoperability arrangements

Understand:

  • The importance of sharing operational risk information
  • The importance of having an integrated operational response
  • The JESIP Joint Doctrine

Exchanging information

Understand:

  • The importance of using information that is clear, concise and readily understood by all parties

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use compatible terminology, abbreviations, communication systems and risk information, as agreed by their service, when working with other fire and rescue services

Demonstrate the following at an incident:

  • Ensuring the language used supports intraoperability

Use common terms and symbols, as agreed by their service, with other agencies, Category 1 and Category 2 responders

Demonstrate the following at an incident:

  • Ensuring the language used supports interoperability

If there is a lack of common understanding, use plain language to communicate information

Demonstrate the following at an incident:

  • Avoiding the use of terminology and language that may not be understood by others