Select appropriate firefighting media: Flammable vapours

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Fires and firefighting: Select appropriate firefighting media


Unlike most fires, extinguishing an ignited leak of flammable vapours will not necessarily reduce the hazard until the release has been isolated. Where the release is at a steady rate, from a cylinder for example, an ignited flame may pose a lower risk than extinguishing it.

Refer to the responsibilities of fire and rescue services.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions