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Flashcards in 2019 Two In/Two Out (Fire Operations) Deck (16):
1

What policy number is two in/Two out?

2019 (fire operations)

2

Who is responsible for remaining available and prepared to perform rescue and/or other emergency assistance to firefighters operating within the hazardous area until additional
resources arrive.

The Initial Rapid Intervention Crew (IRIC--two out)

3

Who is responsible for ensuring the Safety Committee investigates and reports to the Chief on any use of the Two In/Two Out exception.

The TFD Safety Captain

4

Define
Interior entry team

A minimum of two firefighters wearing full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) entering a hazardous area for the purpose of fire suppression, search and rescue, or other activities as assigned by the Incident Commander.

5

Define
Interior structural firefighting

The physical activity of fire suppression, rescue, ventilation or other activity, inside of buildings or enclosed structures that are
involved in a fire that creates a hazardous area.

6

Define
Initial Rapid Intervention Crew (IRIC)

Two members of the initial arriving
crew who are assigned for rapid deployment to rescue lost/trapped firefighters.

7

Define
Positive communications

A safety guide rope or visual, audible, physical or electronic means of communicating which allows for two way message generation and reception.

8

Define
Rescue Mode

The immediate actions necessary to prevent the loss of life or serious injury; uses one (1) standby firefighter to cover the interior entry team in place of the IRIC.

9

Interior structural firefighting involving any fire that is creating a hazardous area requires?

a. A minimum of two (2) firefighters (Two In) to work as a team inside the structure.

b. A minimum of two (2) firefighters (Two Out) to standby outside of the hazardous area at emergency structural fire incidents to provide
assistance or rescue of the firefighters operating within structure.

10

Exceptions to the Two In/Two Out policy (e.g., the use of just one firefighter for IRIC) shall be?

Exceptions to the Two In/Two Out policy (e.g., the use of just one firefighter for IRIC) shall be employed only to mitigate a known life
hazard, the presence of which is substantiated by someone being seen or heard or having a reliable report of someone in immediate danger of loss of life or serious injury.

11

The Incident Commander shall notify Fire Communications that they are in "blank" prior to initiating Two In/Two Out exception
action.

Rescue mode

12

In the event that no personnel are available to fill the IRIC firefighter(s) position, TFD shall not

In the event that no personnel are available to fill the IRIC firefighter(s) position, TFD shall not engage personnel in interior structural firefighting activities.

13

If the rescue mode is initiated, the Incident Commander shall have the first-in company submit a?

report to the TFD Safety Captain within
24 hours.

14

Use of the Two In/Two Out exception shall be thoroughly investigated after the incident by?

TFD Safety Committee with a written report of findings submitted to the Fire Chief.

15

Two In/Two Out Exceptions
In order for TFD to deviate from the Two In/Two Out requirement, ALL of
the following criteria shall be met

a. The structure fire incident must be in the initial stage.

b. Only one team is available to operate in the hazardous area.

c. The initial attack personnel become aware of a known life hazard situation that requires immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of life or serious injury to citizens or firefighters.

d. Additional firefighters and resources must be en route to the incident scene.

16

Who is responsible for maintaining this document.

Deputy Chief, Operations Bureau, or his/her designee.

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