This book provides a comprehensive guide to incident ground operations, from small house fires and road traffic accidents, to widespread wildfires, high-rise operations and major transport disasters. It explores the tactics and strategies available at an incident, the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Command and those under his/her command, the legal framework within which fire ground activities must operate, good communications practice and protocols, and of course the tactics needed to ensure the safety of the public, property and the firefighters on the front line.
Incident commanders, trainee incident commanders, fire and rescue service headquarters, fire stations, fire training centres.
Publish date: July 2019
A practical book providing current and potential Incident Commanders with a broad understanding of what is expected of them, and the processes and systems that the British Fire and Rescue Service uses, to safely command an incident.
Fire and Rescue Incident Command provides a comprehensive guide to incident ground operations, from small house fires and road traffic accidents, to widespread wildfires, high-rise operations and major transport disasters. It explores:
- The tactics and strategies available at an incident
- The roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander and those under his/her command
- The legal framework within which fire ground activities must operate
- Good communications practice and protocols
- The tactics needed to ensure the safety of the public, property and the firefighters on the front line
The overall aim of this book is to guide you through some of the key issues that face Incident Commanders in the modern fire and rescue service, to identify good practice, and to present real-life examples of a wide range of incidents and the lessons that can be learned.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Leadership and command at critical incidents – an immediate challenge
Chapter 3: Fireground strategy, tactics and tasks – a refresher
Chapter 4: Incident command systems
Chapter 5: The application of legislation at incident grounds
Chapter 6: Information gathering and situational awareness
Chapter 7: Decision making and the development of the plan
Chapter 8: Organising the incident ground
Chapter 9: Organising the incident ground – the command support function
Chapter 10: Safety on the incident ground (part 1)
Chapter 11: Safety on the incident ground (part 2)
Chapter 12: Communications
Chapter 13: Closing down an incident
Chapter 14: Debriefing and learning lessons
Chapter 15: Working together: Intra-operability and JESIP
Chapter 16: Major incident management – the UK Concept of Operations
Chapter 17: Concluding thoughts: the fire and rescue service and the future