Control explosive materials not involved in fire

Control Measure Knowledge

As soon as responders have recognised that explosive materials are present at an incident but not involved in fire, they can apply tactics to control them. Depending on their properties, the explosive materials may become unstable, such as through exposure to:

  • Fire, heat or ignition sources
  • Water ingress
  • Shock or pressure

Reducing or eliminating exposure will be a priority to control the explosive materials.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions