Flashcards in Managing Members In Distress Deck (15):
One 4 Firefighter Engine on Scene:
Based on the officer's size up the following options can be considered:
1) The officer and one firefighter enter the IDLH for search without lineadvancement while two firefighters compose the Safety Team.
2) Take a defensive position based on conditions encountered.
One 5 Firefighter Engine on Scene:
The Safety Team is composed of the Control firefighter and the Door firefighter.
One Ladder on Scene:
1) 5 FF Ladder-The Safety Team is composed of the LCC firefighter and the OV firefighter.
2) 4 FF Ladder- The Safety Team is composed of the LCC firefighter and outside firefighter designated by the officer.
One Engine and One Ladder on Scene:
1) 5 FF Ladder-The Safety Team is composed of the Control firefighter and the LCC firefighter.
2) 4 FF Ladder- The Safety Team is composed of the Control firefighter and the LCC firefighter.
Chapter 1, Section 3.2 states:
The Incident Commander shall announce the FAST unit’s arrival over the handie-talkie at the scene. On receipt of this announcement, the members performing the duties of the Safety Team shall return to their original assignments.
Chapter 2 Section 4.1 states:
The officer of the FAST Unit shall announce their arrival on the scene over the handie-talkie and report to the ICP, unless otherwise directed by the Incident Commander.
There are three ways to determine whether the member has air:
1. Turn the purge valve. If there is air, the flow will be heard.
2. If the facepiece is on, break the seal between the member’s face and facepiece and listen for air escaping.
3. Look at the remote gauge of the downed member.
Air may be supplied to the member through the use of the low pressure system by one of the following methods:
1. FAST Pak regulator with the member’s facepiece.
2. Hansen Fitting of the low pressure hose.
3. FAST Pak facepiece and regulator.
The IC should obtain the following information from a unit/member who locates adistressed member:
x Fire situation.
x Air status of member.
x Identity of member.
x Route to location.
x Resources needed. (i.e., staffing, tools, equipment).
In addition to normally assigned ladder company tools, the FAST Unit shall report to the ICP with the following equipment:
Stokes Basket with long backboard
Note: A member other than the member monitoring EFAS will monitor the Pak-Tracker.
The DRD is designed for horizontal drag only.
Members should not be dragged up stairs utilizing the DRD.
1" nylon tubular webbing in 20' lengths
Breaking Strength 4000 lbs
Knotted breaking strength 3000 lbs
Webbing shall only be used for dragging victims; no vertical lifts should be attempted.
Obtain the following from the member transmitting the MayDay:
Last known location or reference point.
Unit member is working in that tour.
Name of affected member.
Assignment (e.g., roof, nozzle)
If a Chief Officer is not initially available, who may temporarily be designated as the FAST Group Supervisor?
If a Chief Officer is not available initially, a SOC Unit Officer may temporarily be designated the FAST Group Supervisor.
Signal 10-66 shall be transmitted to the dispatcher via Department radio, once it has been verified that a member is missing, lost, trapped or seriously injured, and additional resources are required to locate and/or rescue the member.
Signal 10-66 shall only be transmitted via Department radio, by or at the direction of the IC.
Signal 10-66 shall not be transmitted as a "Mixer-Off" message.
The initial signal 10-66 notification shall not include the name or unit number of the affected member.
Once signal 10-66 has been transmitted, all additional notifications regarding affected member(s) shall be made to the dispatcher via a "Mixer Off" message.