Major incidents are fraught with public panic and confusion and a potentially overwhelming volume of calls for the emergency services.
During a fire, people at risk may be unable to reach a place of safety due to their physical limitations, the location and behaviour of the fire or the physical limitations of the environment
During these situations, the provision of fire survival guidance (FSG) may be necessary to improve their chances of survival. FSG is defined as the advice and guidance given by fire control personnel to people at risk, who are directly affected by fire, heat or smoke and cannot get to a place of safety.
FSG has been integrated into Vision to provide instant support to fire control personnel and the ability to forward the information gathered to a partner Service. We are now working closely with LFB to make this data available in real-time to responding crews and, importantly, receive real-time updates in order to ensure incident logs, at this critical time, are as accurate as they can be.
To further support a coordinated national response LFB have made this Guidance available to all Fire and Rescue Services via the National Fire Chiefs’ Council.