Ch 2 Flashcards
To become an ISO who can make a difference, fire officers must build a foundation of blank, and that means theory.
Uncommon sense can be described as the ability of the ISO to ask and ponder two questions:
What is the worst that can happen here?
What is the probability of that happening?
operational safety triad
Creating a safe operational environment is dependent on three components (the triad):
Procedures, equipment, and personnel.
A blank is defined in writing and can take on many forms: SOP’s, SOG’s, departmental directives, temporary memorandums, and the like.
No matter what the source, the key component is that formal processes and evolutions are blank.
Many departments around the country have adopted SOG’s in lieu of SOP’s, reasoning that a guideline is more blank and, more usable by blank and blank.
Line officers and IC
Blank are strict directives that must be followed with little or no flexibility.
Blank are adaptable templates that allow flexibility in application.
Is a process or operation that is part of a departments routine but that it is not written.
Blank are typically learned through new member training, on the job training, and day to day routine.
The first step in developing a formal SOP is establishing a ____________ to create, edit, alter, or delete established process it. Once the process is in place, a general format for SOP appearance and indexing is necessary.
Once _______the writing of SOP’s can begin. It makes sense to write the most important ones FIRST.
Topics have been defined
Two ways to determine which topics are most important for writing SOP’s.
Look at external influences
Flag the areas in which line firefighters and officers need guidance.
OSHA regulations, insurance services office rating schedules, NFPA standards, and other requirements, and determine which areas affect the department most by not having a related SOP.
Look at external influences
A well written SOP is determined if blank?
Firefighters follow it
The ISOs role in procedures deals with blank and blank.
Application and review
A practical application of SOPs puts the ISO in the blank to suggest changes to SOPs or even help create new ones for the department.
The ISO who witnesses a failure to follow SOP’s during an incident should make a notation and bring up the infraction during blank or the next scheduled blank.
Post incident analysis or the next scheduled safety committee meeting.
It is arguably the least important factor in the operational safety Triad.
Residential carpet monoxide detectors are designed to activate with as little as blank of carbon monoxide present in the air.
OSHA regulations. Known as the blank, these regulations often outlined the equipment require for a given process to be accomplished.
Code of federal regulations
OSHA reform is constantly being debated at the blank level.