Control measure knowledge

Where possible, incident commanders should review passenger lists to determine the number of persons involved (though this will not apply to certain types of transport such as local buses with a transient and variable amount of passengers). Incident commanders should also check the lists against the number of casualties located, and those who may have been taken to hospital before fire and rescue service resources arrived. Cargo and load manifests should be checked for any potential hazards to casualties and rescuers.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Have support mechanisms to enable incident commanders to obtain information from transport operators

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Question the driver and passengers to determine the number of persons and type of cargo involved
  • Contact commercial vehicle operators to obtain passenger numbers and cargo information