Carry out appropriate intervention: Fires in buildings under construction or demolition

Control Measure Knowledge

Fires in large timber buildings under construction may be resource intensive. Additional resources may be needed including personnel, equipment and water, and this should be given consideration early in the incident. Further information about this can be found in National Operational Guidance: Operations and National Operational Guidance: Fires and firefighting.

The speed and weight of attack required will depend on the stage of fire development and the construction of the building. Early intervention may prevent escalation, but if this is not possible, defensive tactics may need to be adopted. Refer to National Operational Guidance: Fires and firefighting.

Refer to the control measure of Incident ground safety management in National Operational Guidance: Fires in buildings

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions