Use integral communications

Control Measure Knowledge

In large or complex buildings or underground structures, integral communications may be provided to support firefighters, where standard radio signals may be compromised.

These systems provide a reliable means of communicating from the fire and rescue service access level to all firefighting lobbies. This could be a fixed communication system with fire telephones, that has handsets located at strategic points.

Where fire telephone handsets are provided, they should be located at strategic points. For example, at each building entrance, in firefighting lobbies and in the building’s fire control room, and should be permanently fixed equipment.

Some buildings have a leaky feeder system installed that the fire and rescue service can use. Fixed communication systems can include refuge communications and public announcement systems.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions