Chapter 3: Incident Management Responsibilities Flashcards Preview

Principles of Vehicle Extrication > Chapter 3: Incident Management Responsibilities > Flashcards

Flashcards in Chapter 3: Incident Management Responsibilities Deck (13)
Loading flashcards...

Size up

Ongoing evaluation of influential factors at the scene of an incident.


At vehicle incidents, scene assessment involves observing a variety of variable and factoring them into the initial decision making process. These variables include:

* Weather
* Day of the week
* Time of day
* Vehicular traffic
* Pedestrians
* Vehicles involved
* Hazards


In order to safely and effectively operate at a vehicle incident, personnel should be familiar with:

* Operational protocols
* Communication
* Incident support operations and resources
* Transferring scene control


After an initial size up, the incident commander must ____

decide how to deploy the available resources and determine the need for additional resources.


The extrication group can have the following responsibilities.

* Determine the number, location, and condition of the victims that require extrication
* Evaluate the resources required for the extrication
* Stabilize the vehicles
* Determine whether treatment is necessary and if it can safely be delivered on site, or if victims will have to be moved prior to treatment.
* Advise the IC of resource requirements
* Allocate and supervise resources assigned to the extrication function
* Perform disentanglement to extricate victims
* Report progress to the IC, and give and "all clear" when victims have been removed
* Coordinate with other groups through the chain of command


Responsibilities of the Medical Group

* Triage
* Treatment
* Transport


The IC should formulate an IAP that reflects the following incident priorities.

1. Provide for extrication personnel safety and survival
2. Prevent others from becoming victims
3. Rescue those who can be saved
4. Recover the remains of those beyond saving.


The IC develops and implements the initial written IAP with assistance from the ____

Operations Section Chief when needed.


In the Planning P, the ISO will develop a ____ and the ____.

* written general safety message
* Incident Safety Analysis


The IC or Safety Officer who receives information from on scene personnel of a life hazard or potential for imminent danger to the rescue team members should ____

announce an emergency traffic message over the radio, communicating the hazard to all personnel on the emergency scene. In additions to the radio transmission, a predetermined evacuation signal should also be performed.


The objectives of terminating an incident include:

* Restoring the scene to as near normal as possible
* Making the scene safe for people to occupy
* Making the scene safe for vehicles to drive through


After Action Reviews (AAR)

Learning tools used to evaluate a project or incident to identify and encourage organizational and operational strengths and to identify and correct weaknesses.


Critical Incident Stress (CIS)

Physical, mental, or emotional tension caused when persons have been exposed to a traumatic event where they have experienced, witnessed, or been confronted with an event or events that involve actual death, threatened death, serious injury, or threat of physical integrity of self or others.