The Office of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser (CFRA) was established in October 2007, following the appointment of the first Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Sir Ken Knight. The CFRA has replaced what was formerly HM Fire Service Inspectorate.
Fire Service Manuals - Volume 2: Fire Service Operations
Incident Command - 3rd Edition (2008)
Incidents Involving Rescue from Road Vehicles
Safe Work at Height
Acetylene Cylinder Incidents and Natural Gas Incidents
Safe Working Near, On or In Water
Firefighting Foam (Operational)
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This publication provides information and guidance designed to support firefighters, Fire Brigade Service managers, and trainers in their work at operational incidents, training events, and during day-to-day activities
Incident command systems are vital for managing risk within fire brigades. This new and updated edition of 'Incident Command: Fire and Rescue Manual - Volume 2: Fire Service Operations' develops the subject, particularly in the area of dynamic risk assessment and command competence.
Incidents involving rescue from road vehicles are dramatically increasing in frequency. There are some 3,500 deaths on the road each year, with 35,000 serious injuries. Modern motor vehicles are becoming safer for occupants, due to advancement in technology, so persons are more likely to survive high impact speeds, but are also more likely to become entrapped.
This edition gives guidance on legislation relevant to work at height and identifies good practice, which supports safe systems of work. The guidance is for use by fire and rescue services for planning operational service delivery and training.
This edition provides guidance on dealing with cylinder incidents involving dissolved acetylene cylinders and incidents involving natural gas. Acetylene is a highly flammable compund, which makes it unique amongst industrial gases in general use as it can decompose to constituent elements if exposed to extreme heat or shock.
This edition highlights the common hazards and risks that brigades need to address at operational incidents involving water. It is not designed as a replacement for specific risk assessments or operational procedures that Brigades are required to carry out in order to comply with their duties under health and safety legislation.
This edition deals specifically with the dangers that can arise when dealing with petrochemical fires and gives readers the background knowledge needed. The text is supported in the publication with visual information, both in the form of pictures and charts.
The Fire and Rescue Service Operational Guidance - Aircraft Incidents provides a consistent approach that forms the basis for common operational practices. It supports interoperability between fire and rescue services, other emergency responders, the aviation industry and other groups.
In order to fight fires on ships, it is vital that firefighters understand some of the principles of ship construction in general and the principal types of ship they are likely to encounter...
This edition deals with the production of foam, categories of fires and foams, application rates and the operational use of foam. Specific practical scenarios are also discussed.
Electricity is one hazard which firefighters will encounter in many and varied operational circumstances. Its presence, or possible presence, must always be taken into account when making an initial operational risk assessment at an incident.
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