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Brush/Wildland Fire(50+ declared "Wildland Fire)

Phase 1 - Primary Assessment
Phase 2 - Develop a Firefighting Plan
Phase 3 - Mop Up
Phase 4 - Termination

1

Define “In transit”

Varies due to....

-Is the time it takes for a company to reach their assignment area after receiving an order.

-distance between staging and the incident
-size of the incident perimeter
-amount of equipment the company needs to assemble

-Radio in once unit arrived to assignment area(i.e. “E1 On Deck in North Sector)

2

Define “On Deck”

-A forward staging position located just outside the immediate hazard zone, safely distanced from the entrance of a tactical position or sector. The on deck crews will be supervised either by the sector officer or company officer and they will remain on deck until assigned by the IC or sector officer.

3

The most likely assignments for On Deck companies are:

-Reinforce a position within an assigned sector
-Crew relief within an assigned sector
-Any other tactical position assigned by the IC
-Rapid intervention crew

-Radio in or face to face with sector officer that you are in position and ready to go to work.

4

On Deck crew “size up” includes:

-locating the structures entrance/exit points in their assigned area
-interior and exterior conditions
-unit ID of crews operating inside the structure
-approximate location of interior crews
-identify which crews are operating each hose lines

5

When an In Deck crew is used as a relief crew, the info transferred should include:

Should be face to face including..
-Interior conditions
-Routing instructions to the work area
-Interior obstructions
-Additional tools/resources required
-Sector objectives

6

Company Recycling

-A timely and efficient means of site replacement and re-hydration of companies while maintaining their sector assignments.

7

Work cycle....

-could be 2-3 bottles

8

Mayday definition

-Any situation where a firefighter is unable to safely exit the hazard zone or an event that cannot be resolved by that individual within 30 seconds.

9

NFPA 1500 Standard defines mayday readiness as the ability to....

-don and doff and manipulate the SCBA in zero visibility while wearing firefighting gloves

10

2 components of Mayday readiness are....

-prevention and response

11

GRAB LIVES

-G=check air Gauge
R=Radio for assistance
A=Activate PASS device
B=control Breathing, conserve air

L=stay Low
I=Illuminate, turn flashlight on
V=make loud noises(volume)
E=find an Exit
S=Shield your airway(last ditch effort)

12

The tactical benchmark for the end point of a Mayday is....

-Mayday resolved

13

Critical points that have to be confirmed prior to to giving the benchmark of “Mayday resolved” is...

-the individuals that are experiencing the Mayday situation are removed from the hazard zone
-all members involved in the rescue are accounted for and out of the hazard zone
-all members are working in all other sectors are accounted for
-the incident commander can give a PAR for the entire hazard zone

14

Risk Management Profile

1. We will risk our lives a lot, in a calculated manner, to save savable lives.
2. We will risk our lives a little, in a calculated manner, to save savable property.
3. We will NOT risk our lives at all for lives or property that are already lost.

15

3 questions to determine the level of risk are....

-is it reasonable to believe that there are savable lives present at this incident?
-are there any survivable environments or compartments at the incident?
-do we have the resources and ability to affect a rescue and survive to complete it?

16

Accountability for COMPANY OFFICER/TASK....

-address the task level of accountability and must know where each firefighter is located, and what each firefighter is doing
-maintain current PASSPORT of personnel responding on apparatus at all times
-maintain current MCT roster of personnel responding on the apparatus at all times
-ensure that all crew members have proper helmet company ID and name tags on SCBA face piece and helmet
-obtain PARs for their crews
-keep crew intact and maintain an awareness of the crew exit air supply
-ensure that passport is delivered to their accountability location prior to entering the hot zone and retrieved upon exiting the hot zone

17

Roles and responsibilities within ICS...(captain)

-occupy the position of IC when appropriate
-occupy the position of sector officer when appropriate
-manage task level activities and supervise firefighters

18

Responsibilities of Command....

-the Incident Commander is responsible for the completion of the tactical objectives

19

Tactical Objectives are...

-Rescue
-Fire Control
-Property Conservation

20

Functions of command....

-assume and announce Command and establish and effective initial command position(command post)
-rapidly evaluate the situation(size up)
-initiate, maintain, and control effective incident communications
-provide and manage a steady, adequate, and timely stream of appropriate resources
-identify the incident strategy, develop an Incident Action Plan(IAP), and assign companies and personnel consistent with plans and standard operating procedures
-develop an effective incident organization using Sectors/Divisions/Groups to decentralize and delegate geographic and functional ability
-review and revise(as needed) the strategy to keep the IAP current
-provide for the continuity, transfer, and termination of command

21

Roles and responsibilities of Company Officer....

-occupy the position of IC when appropriate
-occupy the position of sector officer when appropriate
-manage task level activities and supervise firefighters

22

Functions of Command....

1. Assume and announce command and establish an effective initial command position(command post)
2. Rapidly evaluate the situation(size up)
3. Initiate, maintain, and control effective incident communications
4. Provide and manage a steady, adequate, and timely stream of appropriate resources
5. Identify the incident strategy, develop an Incident Action Plan and assign companies and personnel consistent with plans and standard operating procedures
6. Develop an effective incident organization using sectors/divisions/groups to decentralize and delegate geographic and functional responsibility
7. Review and revise(as needed) the strategy to keep the IAP current
8. Provide for the continuity, transfer, and termination of command

23

When should command be established?

-not needed when one or two units responding to a call that is not escalating beyond the commitment of these companies does not require the first arriving unit to take command.

24

On-Scene report...

1. Clear alarm
2. Unit designation/on the scene
3. Building/area description
• occupy
• size(large, medium, small)
• height(assume 1 story unless reported otherwise)
4. Obvious problems/condition
• nothing showing(indicates checking)
• smoke showing(amount and location)
• fire showing(amount and location)
• working fire
• fully involved
5. Action taken
• assuming command
• laying a line
• attacking with ...etc
6. Declaration of strategy
• offensive or defensive
7. Command confirmation with name

25

Follow up report...

-any immediate safety concerns
-accountability started(announce the initial accountability location)
-disposition of resources(hold/add/return)
-disposition of IRIC(only required if IRIC will not be present)

26

Passing Command

-command should not be transferred to an officer who is not on the scene

27

Passing Command procedure...

1. Face to face is preferred method but by radio is acceptable
2. The person being relieved will brief the officer assuming Command indicating at least the following....
A. General situation status:
1) Incident conditions(fire location and extent, Hazmat spill or release, number of patients, etc)
2) Incident management plan. Completion of tactical objectives
3) Safety considerations
B. Deployment and assignments of operating companies and personnel
C. Appraisals of need for additional resources

28

When should command consider adding a command officer to any sector?

-when 3 or more operating companies are present

29

The Command Team consist of....

-incident commander, support officer, senior advisor