Control measure – Rapid deployment of breathing apparatus

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure is supported by the:

There may be exceptional circumstances where immediately available resources are unable to deliver the full incident plan, but it may be possible to carry out immediate life-saving actions, or to take actions to prevent an incident escalating. In these circumstances, rapid deployment of BA may be used under strict criteria and control.

Rapid deployment of BA should only be initiated following an appropriate assessment of risks and likely benefits. The fire control room should be informed that rapid deployment procedures are in use and why this decision has been made.

Further resources should be requested to establish the appropriate level of BA entry control, and the appropriate BA entry control procedures should be implemented as soon as resources allow.

Communication should be established between the BA wearers, the person monitoring the BA wearers and the incident commander.

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Tactical Actions