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Responding to Emergencies - arriving and getting to work Getting to work Operational imperative The uncontrolled situation

Manual handling Remote locations 2 2 4 Dynamic risk management procedure Effective command and control systems Provision

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Location: Letterkenny FS - DL11 Generic Hazards - Civil Disturbances Countersigned: Hazard Identified Risk Exposure Persons who may be Exposed:

Assessment By:

Assessment Date: Risk Rating

REF NO: G06 After Risk Reduction

Activity

Existing Controls

Likelihood

Severity

Overall Risk Rating

Proposed Actions/Controls (Long/medium/short term) Avoid passing through areas of high risk if possible Appliance speed kept as low as possible all doors and windows kept shut Do not use audible warning signals when proceeding to incidents Full firefighting kit including fire hood Helmet visors in the down position Seat belts worn Senior officers should travel where possible with appliance rather than own transport Pre-planning and liaison with Gardai and community leaders GARDA PROTECTION FOR CREWS MAY BE ADVISABLE Consider setting up a forward control/rendezvous point where a number of appliances could be held and mobilised by the Incident Commander who could liase with Gardai.

Likelihood Severity

Overall Risk Rating

Responsible Person

Civil Disturbances

Missiles, Bricks, Wholetime stones. Retained Proceeding to Volunteer/Civil an operational Vehicles striking Defence incident barricades, hi- Non Service jacked cars etc. Personel

Location: Letterkenny FS - DL11 Generic Hazards - Civil Disturbances Countersigned: Hazard Identified Risk Exposure Persons who may be Exposed:

Assessment By:

Assessment Date: Risk Rating

REF NO: G06 After Risk Reduction

Activity

Existing Controls

Likelihood

Severity

Overall Risk Rating

Proposed Actions/Controls (Long/medium/short term) Appoint lookouts to watch rioters and advice crews Crew to remain as a unit at all times. Full firefighting kit with helmets on and visors down Appliance to be parked to facilitate rapid withdrawal if needs arise. Driver to remain seated in driving seat with the engine running to ensure quick withdrawal from incident if attacked. Withdraw from incident as soon as incident has been dealt with Use as little firefighting equipment as possible to facilitate a quick withdrawal if necessary. IF withdrawing rapidly try not to leave any equipment which can be used by rioters as weapons If incident is isolated and will not endanger life or further property, consideration should be given to allow the fire to burn out, if rioters are particularly aggressive

Likelihood Severity

Overall Risk Rating

Responsible Person

Civil Disturbances

Fire bombs Firefighting Physical attack from rioters

Wholetime Retained Volunteer/Civil Defence Non Service Personel