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TFD Battalion Chiefs and Incident Safety Officers shall be responsible for

1. Investigating accidents involving TFD vehicles, apparatus and specialty trailers
2. Photographing the accident or damage scene in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this document
3. Completing required written reports in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this document

2

What policy number is Vehicle, Apparatus or Specialty Trailer Accidents

5007safety

3

Who is responsible for:
1. Maintaining the Vehicle/Apparatus Safety Packet and requesting replacement items as needed

Drivers/Operators/Pilots

4

Define
Collision.

Any unplanned situation or event where contact occurs and a TFD vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer sustains or causes damage to property or equipment and/or injury to people.

5

Define
Deliberate Occurrence L. D. (Line of Duty)

A situation in which a TFD
employee finds it necessary, in an emergency and after exhausting all alternatives,
to intentionally use a TFD vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer as a ram.

6

Define
Incident.

For the purposes of this policy this term is defined as follows:
Any situation or event that occurs when a TFD vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer and/or its associated equipment sustains or causes damage to property or equipment and/or injury to people, whether or not the vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer was in motion.

7

Define
No Fault Incident.

Any reported incident wherein it is determined that a properly parked, secured and unoccupied TFD vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer was damaged by contact with a private vehicle, equipment or object.

8

Define
Reviewable Incident

Any incident wherein it is determined that the action and/or inaction of TFD personnel may have been the cause of the accident.

9

Define
Road Hazard Incident

Any reported incident wherein it is determined that a small object was thrown from a tire or fell off of a moving TFD or private vehicle, apparatus and/or specialty trailer or similar type circumstance and causes minor damage.

10

Define
Staff call out

Notification of uniformed personnel in the event of an extraordinary or unusual incident; call signs for this group are 140, 141, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 192, 193, 194, 197, 218 and 221.

11

Define
Unfounded Incident.

Any reported incident wherein it is determined that the vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer was not involved or insufficient evidence is found to establish involvement of the vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer.

12

The Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety shall report accidents to other City departments/offices as follows

a. Accidents involving citizens and/or their property to the Legal Department
b. Actual or potential accident claims to the Risk Management Office

13

After hours, weekends and holidays the information for non-injury/non-
fatality accidents may be left on the

Safety Office voice mail.

14

The Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety or his/her designee shall review and classify all accidents involving TFD vehicles, apparatus and/or specialty trailers as one of the following:

a. Collision
b. Incident
c. Deliberate Occurrence L.D. (Line of Duty)

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The Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety or his/her designee shall further classify accidents deemed to be incidents as one of the following

a. Road Hazard
b. No Fault
c. Unfounded
d. Vandalism
e. Reviewable

16

The Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety or his/her designee shall refer the following accident classifications to the Accident Review Board for further action as delineated in TFD Policy 5008:

a. Collision
b. Reviewable incident
c. Deliberate Occurrence L.D. (Line of Duty)

17

Each TFD vehicle and apparatus shall have on board a Vehicle/Apparatus
Safety Packet that contains the following items

a. Laminated Accident Procedure checklist
b. City of Tacoma Motor Vehicle Accident Report (PER 708)
c. State of Washington Vehicle Collision Report
d. One disposable camera for accident and damage documentation
e. City of Tacoma Risk Management Office business cards

18

TFD personnel shall not give the Accident Procedure checklist to

the other party involved in the accident.

19

The Officer, In-charge Firefighter/Paramedic or other in-charge personnel,
in consultation with TFD Fire Garage personnel as necessary and appropriate, shall place a TFD vehicle, apparatus and/or specialty trailer out of service when:

a. The accident involves a serious injury or fatality
b. The damage sustained in the accident prevents its safe operation

20

The Officer, In-charge Firefighter/Paramedic or other in-charge personnel
shall relieve the engine or ladder driver of his/her driving responsibilities for the rest of the shift when:

a. The accident involves an injury or fatality
b. The damage sustained in the accident prevents safe operation of the apparatus

21

Before leaving the accident scene, the Officer or In-charge Firefighter/Paramedic shall ensure that

a. The Accident Procedure checklist has been completed
b. The other party(ies) involved in the accident are given a business card for City of Tacoma Risk Management Office OR
c. Pertinent information is left in a conspicuous place on the damaged vehicle and/or property if the owner cannot be located

22

If an injury or fatality occurs as a result of an accident involving a TFD
vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer, FCC personnel also shall

a. Perform a Staff call out
b. Notify the City of Tacoma Safety Officer

23

The Officer, In-charge Paramedic or Supervisor shall ensure the following
written reports are completed and submitted prior to going off duty for all accidents involving TFD vehicles, apparatus or specialty trailers:

a. State of Washington Vehicle Collision Report if there is an injury or damage in excess of $700
b. City of Tacoma Motor Vehicle Accident Report (PER 708)
i. The PER 708 may be submitted electronically via e-mail to the Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety
ii. If submitted electronically, also send a hard copy diagram of the accident scene to the Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety
c. On-the-job injury reports as needed and in accordance with TFD Policy 5013
d. Serious injury and fatality reports as needed and in accordance with TFD Policy 5014

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The Battalion Chief and/or ISO who responded to the accident scene shall
complete a written accident investigation report in IDC format and forward it via e-mail to:

a. The Deputy Chief of Emergency Operations, Support Services and/or Prevention and Preparedness as appropriate
b. Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety

25

Both the electronic PER 708 form and accident investigation report in IDC
format can be accessed on

FireWeb, under Safety, then Forms.

26

When taking photographs of the accident scene:

Take at least four pictures of each TFD vehicle, apparatus or specialty trailer and any private vehicle(s) or object(s) involved in the accident to include--
i. Damaged portions as well as any pre-existing damage to private vehicles in the photographs
ii. Tire tread condition of private vehicle if indicated
e. Take photos of the other driver pointing to the damaged parts of his/her vehicle

27

Send digital photographs via e-mail and/or disposable camera via messenger to

the Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety

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The Administrative Battalion Chief for Safety or his/her designee shall be responsible for

1. Ensuring accidents involving TFD vehicles, apparatus and specialty trailers are handled according to the guidelines set forth in this document
2. Providing Vehicle/Apparatus Safety Packets
3. Notifying the appropriate City departments/offices in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this document
4. Maintaining this document

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