Flashcards in 2020 Personnel Accountability System (fire Operations) Deck (18):
Who is responsible for maintaining this
The Deputy Chief, Operations Bureau
Who is responsible for maintaining the accountability system for personnel at an incident scene as directed by the Incident Commander.
The Accountability Office
Board used to display ID tags and track the following information:partner(s),assignment, radio designation, and location.
Progress reports requested by the Incident Commander during all phases of operations. The CAN report stands for
By using this order model, the person giving the report easily identifies the conditions they are facing, how well they are doing, and any support or resource needs required.
Area around the involved building that extends one and one half times the height of the building.
3” x 5” heavy plastic shield with zone and company (e.g., 80-L-2).
Color-coded as follows:
officers - white
firefighters - yellow,
paramedics - orange,
HazMat - green,
Safety - blue.
2” x 3” card with official department logo that displays personnel photo, name, rank/position, EVAP number and driver’s license number. The ID tag attaches to the firefighter’s turnout coat with a trigger snap.
Personnel accountability components
ID tags, helmet shields, temporary
collection point receptacle, company designator, accountability board, makeup
Personnel accountability report (PAR)
A roll call of all personnel assigned to
an incident scene by the Incident Commander for the purpose of confirming the
accuracy of the accountability system and/or determining the identity of a lost/trapped firefighter.
A group of fire districts or fire departments that comprise a specific geographic area in a county. Tacoma is Zone 8.
Temporary ID tags
A 2 x 3 inch blank piece of acrylic with a trigger snap on which a name can be written in either pencil or black marker to identify a member of the team; used until a permanent ID tag can be issued.
Personnel Accountability System shall Be capable of expanding to provide accountability of personnel for?
i. Multiple alarm incidents or other large-scale emergency incidents.
ii. Incidents with mutual aid fire departments, resource zone task force/striketeams, outside agencies, and off-duty responders.
Accountability boards shall be used for displaying ID tags and tracking what information
c. Radio designation
What is the only exception for leaving the hot zone with out your partner(s)
a. The only exception is injury or death, when an individual decides
s/he must leave his/her partner to get help.
If a formal command post has not been established, companies/teams shall?
hang their company/team ID tags on the receptacle provided inside the
driver’s door of the first arriving company apparatus.
a. The exception to this is when the first arriving Company Officer identifies a different location for entry into the hot zone and identifies which apparatus shall be the temporary collection point
for ID tags.
The Incident Commander may order a PAR for what reasons
a. Any report of a lost or trapped firefighter.
b. Change in strategy.
c. Following an order to abandon or withdraw from a building.
d. Unforeseen catastrophic event (e.g., building collapse, explosion,
e. To account for all personnel before standing down the RIC.
f. Any time the Incident Commander feels it is necessary.
The PAR shall include
a. Who: Radio designator and company member names.
b. What: Current assignment or task.
c. Where: Location.