Control measure – Hold contact information for specialist resources and specialist advice

Control Measure Knowledge

Specialist resources

A variety of specialist resources may be required at an incident, either from within the fire and rescue service, external specialist resources or partner agencies. For further information refer to Incident command: Specialist resources.

Specialist advice

As it is not possible for an incident commander to have an in-depth knowledge of all types of incidents, they may need to request specialist advice from a competent person, subject matter expert (SME) or a tactical adviser (TacAd) to deal with an incident safely and effectively. For further information refer to Incident command: Specialist advice.

Maintaining contact information

Fire control rooms should hold and maintain the contact details for people or organisations that are able to provide specialist resources or specialist advice, including Category 1 and Category 2 responders. Maintaining the accuracy of this information is essential to ensuring a prompt request can be made.

Confirming requests

Depending on the information received during the emergency call, fire control personnel may pro-actively request for specialist resources and specialist advice, any requests should then be relayed to responding personnel.

Incident commanders should confirm with fire control of any requests for specialist resources and specialist advice.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions