Fire and rescue services need to have an awareness of the capacity, capability and skill set of other organisations – refer to National Operational Guidance: Operations for further information. This approach will enable incident commanders to develop an effective multi-agency response and safe system of work at wildfire incidents.
The control, coordination and supervision of other organisations’ assets at a wildfire incident should be managed appropriately. Fire and rescue service personnel are trained to understand the incident command protocols. However, this may not be the same for other people, who may require a high level of supervision when operating in the inner cordon. Their actions could cause serious injury or death to fire and rescue service personnel or others. Pre-planning and exercises could help to develop guidance and agreed working practices.