Flashcards in Ch. 5 Staging Deck (32):
Technically, to be defined as a stage area, apparatus and personnel need to be _________ of the incident or the working area.
Within 5 minutes
Base: (2 definitions)
Wildland - where crews eat, sleep and/or rest.
High-rise - outside staging area
So in the case of high-rise fires, the ____________ is referred to as _______. The space ___________ the fire is generally referred to as ________.
Outside staging area - base.
Two floors below the fire - staging
Staging provides ___ positive actions for every incident:
Staging virtually STOPS INITIAL freelancing of incoming units
-staging will NOT STOP ASSIGNED freelancing (only training will stop that).
-Staging gives control to command (or operations).
Staging sets a CALMING TONE.
-no matter size or scope of incident, staging is used.
-allows officers to concentrate on crews.
Staging allows crews to truly LOOK IMPORTANT.
-no more rushing up to the scene.
Two types of Staging
Depends on level of response
Used at responses UP TO a first or regular alarm assignment.
First unit arrives and gives condition report that indicates: unit designation, address, brief conditions and the command mode used.
Officer of responding unit selects appropriate location to stage.
Level I staging
Level I staging for engine companies
Next-in engine = stage at or near hydrant.
All responding engines = at an intersection, in DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.
-unless covered by engine, go around block and inform IC.
Only exception to this is if first unit on scene is NOT an engine
-go up to fire address and stage at front of building
-stage at engine, sit in rig.
Level I staging for truck companies
Responding truck companies should position themselves at an intersection that gives them the BEST ACCESS to the front of the building
-if means driving around block, so be it.
Give truck access to front of building
Level I for squads
Can stage at nearest intersection.
If called up, can pull into driveway or somewhere off the street.
Idea is to get out of the way and not come up until called
Level I for chief officers - nothing showing
They can do what ever they want
Level I for Fast attack
First in crew participates in the incident, officer and all.
Next unit comes up and takes command.
All other units responding stage, according to guidelines
Level I for Command mode
Once someone formally takes command, all other units stage as described earlier
Level I for Still box responses
First unit goes up to scene.
Other responding units stage in a location advantageous for that type of situation and apparatus.
2 engines on alarm
-one investigates, other stages in location for supplementing system.
Engine and a truck-truck first
-truck investigates, engine in location for supplementing system.
Engine and a truck-engine first
-truck stage at nearest intersection.
Used at incidents beyond the first or regular alarm
Level II staging
The key difference between Level I and II staging is that in Level I, ________ determines the location to stage, whereas in Level II, ______ or _________ chooses the site.
Command or operations
In Level II staging, the units responding go _______ and not _________.
To that area.
To the fire.
Level II staging can (and should) be _________ from the incident.
A block or so
____ is the placement of uncommitted apparatus and personnel at an incident. Technically, to be defined as a staging area, _____ and _______ need to be within _________ of the incident or the working area.
Apparatus and personnel.
Staging officer should report directly to ________ if ______________. If command has not designated an ________, the staging reports directly to __________.
Operations chief has been assigned.
The ___________ to report to staging should assume the duties of the staging officer.
First unit (officer)
Units dispatched to staging are __________ for another response. If concurrent incidents occurred, ________ will decide whether staged units should respond to another incident.
Level II Staging
_______ or ______ asks for those units and unless specified, the _______ chooses them.
Staging officer has three basic responsibilities:
Control activities in the staging area.
Send appropriate unit(s) to the incident.
To keep command or operations informed.
Control activities in staging (1/3) staging officer
Placement of apparatus and some sort of accountability
-units log in and out. members sent to staging stay in staging.
Units should not remain in staging for long periods of time
-assigned or sent back.
Food/restrooms not need but if so, logistics
Send appropriate units to the incident (2/3) staging officer
Command/Ops normally will not worry about individual or particular units in staging EXCEPT for specialized such as:
-aerial platforms or foam units.
Command will ask for engine, truck and so forth.
Up to staging to choose the appropriate unit
To keep command or operations informed (3/3) staging officer
Staging periodically should call operations or command and should report the status of the units available in staging
If additional units are needed, _______________ should request them.
Command and only command
Staging should be monitoring the fire incident. If the staging officer can _________ for units and knows that there may be a shortfall for those particular units, then staging should inform _______ of the status of those particular units remaining in staging
Anticipate potential requests.
When staging looks at units in staging, considers: (3)
The request made.
Units available (en route or in staging).
Anticipated future needs of the incident.
When staging officer makes decision (who to send), they should: (5)
Inform officer/person in charge (preferably face to face).
What the assignment is.
Where it is.
Whom to report to.
Special instructions on EQUIPMENT to take
Tools needed by staging officer (5)
-radio, mobile or portable
-something to write on and with
-place to sit