Fire Suppression Terms

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Fire Suppression Terms
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  1. First Alarm
    3 engines, 1 truck & 1 battalion
  2. Second Alarm
    Another complement of first alarm, total 6 engines, 2 trucks, 2 battalions
  3. Third Alarm
    Another complement added to second alarm, total 9 engines, 3 trucks, 3 battalions
  4. Rescue Response
    Any response where a person is trapped and needs specialized equipment or personal for extrication such as vehicle rescue, water rescue or cliff rescue
  5. Wildland Response
    • Three levels: low, medium & high.
    • Response determined by wind speed, the condition of vegetation and humidity.
  6. Canyon Rim Response
    • Brush component sent to bottom (2 brush rigs, 2 engines, 1 water tender & 1 battalion). 
    • Structure component sent to top (3 engines, 1 truck & 1 battalion)
  7. High Rise Responce
    • Any building over 4 stories. 
    • 4 engines, 2 trucks, 1 light & air &2 battalions.
    • All hospitals regardless of stories receive a high rise response due to potential evacuation.
  8. Strike Team
    • Five like pieces of equipment that, with a Strike Team Leader (Battalion) respond as a unit.
    • Wildland Strike Teams made up of (type 3) Brush Rigs.
    • Structure Strike Teams (type 1) Engines
  9. Task Force
    • Two or more units assigned to function as a single unit for a special incident or purpose. 
    • May be any combination of equipment.
  10. Airport Alert I
    Aircraft approaching with minor difficulty. (Airport units respond - notify Battalion 1)
  11. Airport Alert II
    • Aircraft approaching with MAJOR difficulty. 
    • Airport units, Rescue 4 & BATTALION 1
    • Transmit first alarm only if requested by units of the field (Rescue 1, Rescue 2, Rescue 3) or BATTALION 1.

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