Consider the environmental impact of firefighting

Control Measure Knowledge

The environmental impacts of firefighting activity, including the impact of firefighting media, are included in National Operational Guidance: Environmental protection and the Foundation for environmental protection

For wildfires, indirect impacts should be considered, such as control line construction that may cause erosion during later high rainfall.

Pre-planning with neighbouring fire and rescue services, landowners and land managers should help to identify any potential hazards and to develop an agreement on the best fire suppression strategy, tactics, operations and appropriate control measures that may be used in the event of a wildfire.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions