Manage, inspect and test equipment

Control Measure Knowledge

At the conclusion of an incident vehicles and equipment should be returned to operational readiness with appropriate speed. Operational equipment should be inspected and tested according to service policy and any test results must be recorded. Cleaning or decontamination of equipment should be completed and the vehicle should be fully restowed. Where appropriate, any defective equipment should be clearly marked and, where necessary, removed from use.

Any equipment defects or deficiencies should be recorded, before leaving the incident ground and, where appropriate, the fire control room should be informed. The appliance commander is responsible for all personnel and equipment stowed on their vehicle.

It may be necessary to leave in place any cordons or signage to provide warnings of residual hazards. The details of this should be recorded, and if appropriate and feasible the equipment should be recovered at a later time.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions