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Control measure
Use local knowledge


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Local knowledge to increase awareness and minimise risk


  • The specific local knowledge that will assist personnel en route to and in attendance at operational incidents  
  • The factors which may affect attendance times

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use local knowledge

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify areas that may become affected by incidents that could affect response or arrival to incident
  • Interpret information from maps
  • Communicate appropriate information to responders
  • Receive and act on information received regarding activities that may affect timely progress to incident
  • Identify alternate routes to incidents
  • Use local Knowledge to identify route to incidents not captured on mobile data terminals
  • Identify where local events may affect attendance times