Control Measure Knowledge

Fire protection features are provided to assist firefighters and should be considered when deciding on an appropriate location for a bridgehead. A firefighting shaft is a protected enclosure provided for attending firefighters, containing a firefighting stair and firefighting lobby. If a lift is provided, this may or may not be a firefighting lift.

Considerations for the location of a bridgehead include:

  • The potential for an escalation of the incident
  • Safe air environment necessary to start up BA
  • Crew safety and welfare
  • Availability of water supplies
  • Effective fire ground communications, for example, BA wearers and incident commander
  • The level of supervision and support necessary
  • The distance from the initial point of access to the BA entry control point (ECP)

For further information refer to Incident command – Sectorisation.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions