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Control measure
Gather information from the public and liaise with other agencies

Control measure knowledge

Initial crews will need to gather information from members of the public and liaise with other agencies in attendance.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure all incident commanders are familiar with information sources at search incidents
  • Arrange training and exercising with other agencies

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Confirm and communicate the involvement, num​ber and severity of any casualties (persons or animals)
  • Anticipate casualty condition and potential survivability given the environmental situation
  • Identify number and last known position (LKP) of any occupants in need of rescue or assistance to evacuate
  • Establish the last known position (LKP) or place last seen (PLS) of casualties, including times
  • Establish communications with police search advisors (PolSA) and other responder agencies
  • Develop and communicate a co-ordinated search plan following JESIP principles
  • Identify whether any rescue attempts have been made by onsite rescue teams prior to arrival
  • Question the casualty, other responders and witnesses to understand incident factors and history