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1

000 hangup - fixed line/payphone and indication of an emergency

- Dispatch as per normal procedures

2

Investigate 000 hangup

- Adhoc recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and the FSCC notified, advising the origin of the call (mobile, payphone, etc) and any other details.

3

Suspicious unidentified substances - Call from Public - persons affected

- Respond full 2nd Alarm HAZMAT response
- Notify the TL to notify the MFB Scientific officer to respond.
- Notify Police to attend ===POL TO ATTEND===
- Notify the FSCC

4

Suspicious unidentified substances - Call from Public - NIL persons affected

Refer to Police:

- Add comment to event remarks ===NIL DISPATCH - UNLESS DIRECTED BY POL=== if not already entered.
- Notify the FSCC and T/L
- Hold event for 60 min and if no direction is received from police, close the event.

No dispatch is to be made unless a request is received from the Police Communications Shift Manager or MFB Senior Operational Officer.

5

Suspicious unidentified substances - Call from Police

- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

Upon confirmation from the Police Communications Shift Manager and MFB representative that MFB attendance is required:

- Respond a full 2nd Alarm HAZMAT response
- Notify the TL to notify the MFB Scientific officer to respond.

6

Requests from Police for MFB attendance due to the unavailability of Police Force Response Unit or Disaster Victim Identification/CBR Forensics Unit

- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

The FSCC will determine appropriate action.

7

Hazardous environment events - infectious material, radiological substances, biological or unusual washaways, removal of a body

- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

-FSCC will determine appropriate action

8

Assist AV or assist POL workflow

- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

-FSCC will determine appropriate action

9

What is the 4 situations when police might request fire assistance?

- Utilisation of brigade equipment or uniforms for covert operations
- Gaing access to a premise (other than a lock in/lock out)
- Domestic situation
- Sieges and civil disturbances

10

Who is a request for crime scene clean up referred to?

The Police Communications Shift Manager

11

A request from another agency for MFB equipment or resources outside the MFB's normal response area

- Create event with appropriate event type (if not already received)
- Obtain the Name, Rank and Contact number of the caller
-- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

12

Smoke detector battery change

- Phone the maintenance area fire station and provide details
- Note in event that FSxx has been notified
- Close the event

13

Aircraft in difficulty (call from the public)

- Adhoc recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit
- Contact Melbourne ATC and seek further information
- Notify the FSCC of call details and the actions taken
- Dispatch appliances at the discretion of the FSCC

14

Aircraft in difficulty (Call from ATC)

- Dispatch the recommended appliances
- Notify the FSCC

15

Aircraft accident

- Dispatch the recommended appliances
- Notify the FSCC

16

Aircraft accident at an airport (Melbourne, Essendon, Moorabbin, etc)

- Dispatch the recommended appliances
- Liaise with relevant ATC for instructions and pertinent information (if unmanned, contact Melbourne ATC)
- Document all details on the chronology for the Radio Dispatcher to relay to attending appliances

17

What are the main types of Tactical rescue?

Where is the tactical response teams based?

- HART, Trench rescue and USAR

- FS10

18

What is USAR normally used for?

Structural building collapse with the possibility of persons trapped.

19

What is High Angle Rescue?

A rescue or extrication situation of persons from elevated buildings / structures / terrain where conventional interior rescue is not possible.

Also used to rescue injured and/or stranded persons in areas where normal access is unavailable or hazardous due to height and/or terrain.

20

Requests of HART, Trench rescue or USAR within MFD

- Dispatch as per GARS
- Notify the District Operations Commander
- Notify the FSCC
- Dispatch any resources as directed by the District Operations Commander

21

Access info for USAR

- Keys to the Training College are at FS10 peg 70.
- USAR storeroom is in factory 4

22

Requests of HART, Trench rescue or USAR outside MFD

-- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC
- Notify the District Operations commander of the district nearest the event
- Dispatch resources as directed by the District Operations Commander

23

Incidents on waterways - Fire and Hazmat in Port Phillip bay and internal waterways

- Dispatch the nearest primary appliance - deselect additional appliances in the recommend window
- Notify the FSCC to seek direction in relation to the dispatch of:
- P2B (P2A when P2B is not available)
- WAM pod
- The relevant District Operations Commander
- The Central District Operations Commander is to be notified of all events (if not in Central district)

24

Water vessel incidents (non fire or hazmat) - request from POL

- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

25

Late Notification

> 1 hour
- Update call source to LN and respond 1 appliance only
- Provide name and phone number of contact person to responding appliance

< 1 hour
- Respond as per GARS

26

Smoke in the area

- Adhoc Recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

27

Lock in/Lock out - threat to life

- Dispatch a primary appliance

28

Lock in/Lock out - NO threat to life

- Note in remarks: ===FSV NOT ATTENDING - NO THREAT TO LIFE===
- Update event status to 'ST'
- Cancel the event

29

Locked in Vehicle (person or animal) - Threat to life

- Dispatch a primary appliance, priority 1 for humans and 3 for animals

30

Locked in Vehicle - NO Threat to life

- Note in remarks: ===FSV NOT ATTENDING - NO THREAT TO LIFE===
- Update event status to 'ST'
- Cancel the event

31

State the guidelines for selection and assignment of a primary move up appliance (6)

- The move up appliance will normally be selected from the nearest station with 2 or more primary appliances available.
- A move up to an SSO station will, where possible, be a primary appliance with an officer.
- The appliance will not normally be a TB if a P is available.
- A move up using 2 stations may be used to eliminate the long distance of travel, eg. P10 to FS20 then P20 to FS22.
- FS35 must always have a P or PT available.
- The FSCC is to be advised whenever a move up has been initiated to cover appliances attending an alarm of fire.

32

What happens when an appliance is recommended, dispatched and turned out? (7)

- Alert tones are set off at the station
- Lights are turned on
- Electricity to the oven and cooktop is shut down
- The doors open
- Security security lights activate
- Details printed on the station printer
- If the station has special traffic lights, they are activated

33

What is an appliance's primary response or maintenance area?

The area for which the appliance is the first responding appliance.

34

According to the assignment rule, with what priority will CAD respond appliances?

P, PT, TB, WT, UP, CFA moved up appliance

35

MFB FSCC Notifications (first 10)

1. Confirmed events of 2nd alarm status or above
2. Situations which fall outside SOP's
3. Depletion in the standards of fire cover (move ups)
4. Multiple calls received for the same fire or incident.
5. Reported incidents involving marine vessels/craft in Port Phillip bay. Requests for the attendance of HART, USAR or WAM personnel and equipment at an event.
6. Requests for assistance from other agencies.
7. Reported suspicious/unidentified substance.
8. Requests from police to attend a suspicious/unidentified substance.
9. Manual operations
10. STO failure

36

MFB FSCC Notifications (2nd 10)

1. Fires or incidents where brigade personnel are injured or exposed (environmental, chemical, biological).
2. Receipt of a Disposition Signal 27.
3. Declaration of Total Fire Ban in the Central Fire Ban district.
4. Fire fighting appliances placed Out of Commission.
5. Response of, or requests to respond, the MFB Scientific Officer.
6. Activation of Duress alarms.
7. When two rescue appliances are unavailable.
8. Injury of a serious nature to a fire fighter.
9. Death or injury of a serious nature to a civilian.
10. Task force requests.

37

MFB FSCC Notifications (14)

1. Requests/requirement for additional/specific appliance response.
2. Doubtful address
3. Insufficient address where dispatch has occurred to an available CLI address
4. All full calls to hospitals, nursing homes, aged care facilities and similar.
5. Any event which the communications staff believe the FSCC should be made aware of.
6. Requests for the recall of mechanical staff.
7. Requests for attendance of the coroner.
8. Request for recall of FIA personnel
9. Request for recall of trade person
10. Request from police for appliance attendance or equipment use.
11. Request for the recall of personnel (authorisation by the the District Ops Commander)
12. Request to contact the DSTO for analysis of super toxic chemicals
13. Reported Bomb Threat
14. Change of appliance type

38

MFB FSCC Notifications prior to dispatch (15)

1. Requests from another ESO to assist with removal of a body or washaway after a fatality.
2. Requests from police for assistance regarding utilisation of equipment or uniforms for covert operations
3. Requests from police for assistance at an incident involving water vessels.
4. Incidents involving infectious or radioactive material.
5. Fires or incidents involving a siege and/or domestic situation.
6. Requests from police for assistance to gain access to a premise (other than a lock in/out)
7. Requests from police for attendance at a civil disturbance, eg. riot demonstration etc.
8. Suspicious/unidentified substance incidents where there are no persons physically affected.
9. Possible duplicate events where the Calltaker is unable to ascertain whether the reported event is a duplicate.
10. Events where the information provided results in multiple possible locations.
11. Requests to assist AV with patient welfare
12. Any call for assistance outside the SOP's.
13. Animal Rescue incidents.
14. Request for resources outside agency response area.
15. General smoke in the area.

39

Guidelines for selection and assignment of a move up Rescue appliance (5)

- R3 unavailable - R25 to FS35
- R7 unavailable - R3 to FS07 and R25 to FS35
- R25 unavailable - R3 to FS35
- R27 unavailable - R3 to FS35 and R25 to FS27
- R44 unavailable - R3 to 44 and R25 to FS35

40

District Ops Commander notifications (first 10)

MCR PREE RRR

1. Multiple calls to the same event
2. Confirmed events where fatalities or serious injury have occurred
3. Reported incidents (other than Road rescue) where persons are trapped
4. Protracted road rescue incidents (> 30 min)
5. Reports of explosions
6. Events where attending officer requests additional appliances
7. Events where the FSCC has assigned additional appliances
8. Reported events involving ships
9. Reported events involving marine vessels in Port Phillip Bay (notify CDOC if not responding)
10. Reported events involving hazardous materials (not minor spills)

41

Senior Duty Officer (SDO) notifications (all 12)

1. Serious injury/illness of MFB personnel
2. Request for attendance of USAR personnel outside the MFD (for authorisation)
3. Event to which an ACO or above has responded.
4. Confirmed events 3rd alarm and above
5. Request to step up to CFA station
6. Requests from Vicpol for use of MFB equipment or uniforms for covert operations
7. Communications Centre Manual Operations
8. Significant matters impacting on MFB operations and administration.
9. Fires resulting in fatality.
10. MFB staff transported to hospital.
11. Reduction in the normal appliance response
12. Authorisation for the manning of additional appliance and Task Forces on high fire danger days.

42

Chief Officer and all DCO's notifications (via Executive Paging group) - 2

- Declaration of TFB in the Central Fire Ban District.
- Executive Officer Duty Roster.

43

There are 3 variations to the General assignment rule, what are they?

- Increased attendance for high risk areas or premises (special buildings)
- Reduced attendance for specific call types and incidents
- Two appliances responding from the same station

44

A TB is not to respond to what type of 2nd alarm unless specifically requested by the OIC.

Grass and Scrub fire

45

Assignment rule for CBD structure fire

5 primary appliances and R3

46

AR for CBD Sprinkler alarm

3 primary appliances and R3

47

AR for 138

1 primary appliance and 1 rescue

48

AR for 139

2 primary appliances and 1 rescue

49

AR for washaway

1 primary appliance

50

AR for CBD FIP

3 primary appliances

51

AR for CBD Non structure fire

2 primary appliances

52

AR for CBD other incident

1 primary appliance

53

What is an extended primary, and what is the reason for sending an extended primary?

- Where a secondary appliance is sent to a call because the primary appliance for that area is unavailable.

- Because the extended primary is in the home station assignment area it should arrive at the fire or incident first.

54

4 reasons for dispatching and additional appliance to a fire call

- Number of calls to same premises or area
- The nature of the incident (eg. ammonia leak)
- Request from the OIC at an incident to raise the alarm level
- Request from the FSCC based on information received.

55

When an MFB primary appliance is dispatched as part of an initial response to a CFA area, the operator will dispatch a second primary appliance. What are the 4 exceptions to this rule?

- When the call is for an event type incident, road rescue, washaway, VMA or any other call where the MFB would not normally respond 2 primary appliances.
- When 2 MFB appliances are dispatched initially
- When one of the responding brigades a staffed CFA brigade
- Escalation within CFA area.

56

When a CFA event is escalated and results in MFB appliances being involved, what must the operator ensure?

That there are at least 2 primary appliances and a Commander on the event in total.

57

What happens when CFA provides a ST WB in MFB area?

Any responding MFB appliances shall proceed code 3.

In the instance that an MFB appliance was not initially dispatched, the nearest appliance is to be dispatched code 3 to obtain details.

58

MFB FIA notifications (7)

1. Confirmed 3rd alarm SF
2. Confirmed sustainment of serious burns to any persons
3. Confirmed event involving a fatality
4. Confirmed event (involving electrical equipment) related injury which may result in death
5. Apparent pattern of false alarm or malicious calls
6. Confirmed electrocution
7. Serious injury of MFB personnel sustained whilst engaged in fire fighting.

59

Scientific officer notifications only - 2

- 2nd and 3rd alarm hazmat incidents
- When requested by the Incident Controller

60

MFB Scientific officer notification to attend - 3

- 4th alarm and above hazmat incidents
- All white/suspicious powder incidents
- When requested by the Incident controller

61

Exceptions to the Mutual aid response (4)

- When the call is for an event type incident, road rescue, washaway, VMA, or any other call where the MFB would normally not respond 2 appliances.
- When 2 MFB appliances are dispatched initially.
- When one of the responding brigades is CDANDS, CSVALS, CBOROS, CCBRNS
- Escalation with CFA area.

62

Citylink notifications

- Adhoc recommend to the MFB FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC.

- Comply with any direction

- If no response, pre-empt from the FSCC CAD unit and hold until a tunnel clear message is received.

63

Bomb threat MFB - from police

- Respond 1 appliance to the assembly point and advise the name, contact phone number and location of the Police Liaison officer
- notify the DOC
- Notify the FSCC

64

Bomb threat MFB - from another ESO or civilian

- CAS police event type 591
- Notify the DOC
- Notify the FSCC
- Hold event for 60 minutes and if no direction is received from police, close the event.

65

What must be done with radio communications when an MFB appliance is dispatched to a job in CFA area?

- Adhoc recommend a fireground channel via MMR1 or MMR2

- If both are unavailable, advise appliances to use Local Mode channel.

66

Doubtful address workflow

- Recommend, dispatch and turnout
- Notify the FSCC for any alternate action

67

Multiple address workflow

- Adhoc recommend to the FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC
- Comply with direction received from the FSCC

68

Duplicate events workflow

- Adhoc recommend to the FSCC CAD unit and notify the FSCC

69

Calls for Storm, Flood or Natural events

- Dispatch as per assignment rule
- CAS to SES using appropriate SES event type

70

Notification events (excluding Road closures)

- Notify maintenance area and back up stations by station announcement (or radio call as appropriate)
- 690 or 691 are to be held for 1 hour past the end time
- 692 are to be closed.

71

Road closure notifications

- Fax details to the maintenance and back up stations.