Flashcards in WMB FSG Deck (24)
A Fire Survival Guidance (FSG) call occurs when
a caller believes that they are unable to leave their premises due to the effects of fire, and where a control officer remains on the line providing appropriate advice.
On receiving a FSC The ICP radio operator should
1. write down the information passed to them on a Control Information Form carried in the cab of all front line appliances. Any other relevant information gathered by control, or requested from the incident ground, additional to that described above must also be recorded on this form. This form is available in quadruplicate allowing distribution where required.
2. The top (white) copy must be retained at the ICP for passing to the CU. The form allows for the annotation of where the copies are to be distributed if required
Once any FSG information is received, the ICP radio operator must
Once any FSG information is received, the ICP radio operator must confirm the information by repeating it all back to control to confirm it is correct
All FSG call information must be passed to the IC who will decide what action should be taken however its expected the IC will
however The expectation is that ICs will treat FSG calls as a priority and consider deploying and increasing resources accordingly
Due to the amount of information being handled the IC should consider using the first Command Unit (CU) to arrive
to only deal with FSG calls. Other resources can be utilised or requested to assist with Command Support
ICs should consider what regarding radio channels and FSC
ICs should consider the early allocation of a dedicated hand-held radio channel (e.g. channel 3) for passing information about FSG calls on the incident ground.
If control has sufficient resources then M2FH FLON-OPS-01 could
M2FH FLON-OPS-01 could be used to free up the main scheme Firelink radio if there are a large number of FSG calls. This may be for use by that incident alone or exclusively for FSG information however the IC must be aware that in the latter circumstance only those resources monitoring that channel will hear any FSG information
Any number of FSG calls to any building type will attract an enhanced attendance that will include an exclusive collection of resources, what is the attendance
Part of the attendance is the equivalent of a ‘persons reported’ attendance
i.e., one Command Unit (CU),
one Station Manager (SM)
and an FIU,
and the remainder will be the exclusive element which will include an
additional CU (for FSGC),
an additional SM (for FSGS)
and a Pump Ladder with watch manager in charge (for FSGP).
It is still the IC’s responsibility to send a priority ‘persons reported’ and subsequent informative message if the incident involves or is suspected to involve persons. The resources with designated FSG attributes will be additional to any other resources that have been requested or are en-route. If the size of the incident is subsequently increased, the mobilising system will not include these resources when calculating the additional attendance required.
While recognising the time-critical objective of saving saveable life, all information regarding FSG calls must be recorded and retained on the incident ground. In the early stages of an incident this will be on t
Control Information Forms
later CUs carry a Casualty Information poster
The Casualty Information poster will also be available on the Forward Recording Information Board
The Command Support System (CSS) has a messages screen that records messages sent to and from the incident ground once a CU has been mobilised. Messages sent by Firelink radio relating to FSG calls are
As soon as resources allow, the IC should give priority to appointing
a dedicated officer known as a FSG co-ordinator (minimum role of SM), to collate record and retain all the information on FSG calls received and the subsequent actions on the incident ground. The IC’s briefing to this officer must explain the communication lines and their limits of authority
Control has a “Command unit critical” phone line which
which has a higher priority than calls to the officer of the watch. This number is programmed into CU phones and must only be used for passing life critical information.
At large incidents a
a search coordinator may be established. It is vital that information and updates on FSG calls are passed to the officer performing this role. Their priorities and allocation of resources will be significantly affected by the development and outcome of FSG calls. The search coordinator should also keep the dedicated officer dealing with FSG calls informed of results of their searches and any rescues performed
Control officers will always use the four principles
Escape, Assess, Protect and Rescue to provide guidance to FSG callers.
Informative messages from the incident ground should also contain
Informative messages from the incident ground should also contain an update on progress relating to those specific FSG calls by both the flat/house number to avoid confusion
The outcome of every FSG call must be
The outcome of every FSG call must be communicated to control
Recorded communication methods between control and the Incident ground are as follows:
Appropriate main scheme Firelink radio channel.
If control has resources then M2FH FLON-OPS-01 could be used to free up the main scheme if there are a large number of FSG calls.
Brigade mobile phone.
Fixed phones on CU.
CSS conferencing facility.
Command unit critical phone line – only for life critical information.
Messages from the incident ground
M2FS from E351 from WM Smith at 41 Westfield Towers, 5 roomed maisonette on 4th and 5th floors 75% alight, dry riser, 2 jets, BA in use. One BA crew sent to flat 61 Tactical Mode Oscar over.
M2FS from E351 from WM Smith at 41 Westfield Towers, reference flat 61. One adult female and one child rescued from flat 61 by BA crew via internal staircase, suffering from smoke inhalation Tactical Mode Oscar over.
control officers will attempt to obtain the following information
number of flat/house;
number of persons involved;
location of caller within premises and access point;
condition at their location e.g. heavy smoke, slight smoke;
proximity to fire if known;
latest advice given by control;
time of FSG call;
Control may obtain the name of a caller to assist in identification however
Names must not be communicated by main scheme Firelink radio try CU or button 2 ?
The Initial Command Pump (ICP) radio operator should write down the information passed to them on a
Control Information Form carried in the cab of all front line appliances
A copy of the Control Information Form must be retained at the
A copy of the Control Information Form must be retained at the ICP until the arrival of a Command Unit (CU).
Any number of FSG calls to a house, building or block of flats (whether low or high-rise ) will attract an enhanced attendance, part of which will be exclusively for the management of FSG information on the fire ground attendances are ?
Similar to a persons reported incident a Command Unit (CU), a Station Manager (SM) and an FIU will be ordered in addition to the Pre-Determined Attendance (PDA).
In addition to the above a further CU (for FSGC), SM (for FSGS) and Pump Ladder (PL) with a watch manager in charge (for FSGP) will be ordered. This further attendance will carry “exclusive attributes” so that it will remain additional to any resources that have been requested, or are en-route, or may be subsequently ordered and will be known as the ‘exclusive FSG attendance’.