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Common elements of NIMS
- Common communication terminology and procedures
- An NIMS structure for:
- Command staff
- General Staff
- Incident facilities
- Command post
- staging area
- rehabilitation area/medical unit
- Safety officer
- Public Information Officer
- Liason Officer
- Information/Intelligence officer
Transfer of command:
- Status of current situation
- Resources commited
- location of RIC
- Resources Responding
- Present organizational Structure
- Assessment of the current effect of tactics
At incidents crossing jurrisdeictional bounderies, the initial command structure shall be expanded to?
Unified Command Structure
Staging manager will notify command when:
- 2 engine companies with crews are left
- 1 rescue company with crew remains
- only one combined four person crew remains
- 1 of any other type of resource with crew remains
Operations and safety should......
not be combined
- Life safety
- incident stabilization
- property conservation
Staff Operations section when?
- Span of control problems present for the IC
- The incident covers a large geographical area
- Complex incident in which the IC needs assistance with determining stategic goals and tactical objectives
A thorough incident report shall be completed by the primary fire apparatus officer for each fire alarm response, including necessary information for Fire Prevention. This report should include a descriptive narrative of the event containing the following information:
- Findings upon investigation
- Actions taken
- Location of the FACP
- Names of the monitoring and maintenance companies
- Last maintenance/inspection date for the system
- Name and phone number of the person you made contact with
- Instructions given and any issues encountered
All Fire Apparatus with pumps, except wildland/brush trucks, will be service tested during the month
of ______ (unless otherwise specified) and any time the pump has had extensive repairs.
To insure all Fire Apparatus pumps are tested annually and after extensive repair in compliance with
NFPA Standard ___ and the Insurance Service Office (ISO).
Pump test assignments will be completed in the month of January. Battalion Chief 4 will coordinate
all pump testing operations. The Service Test will be performed by the station Lieutenant, on a
rotating shift basis (See attached schedule), and conducted at the site as assigned by Battalion Chief
____. Results will be recorded on SCFD Form ___ and forwarded to Battalion Chief ____.
OVER ___ degrees notify service
VACUUM TEST (Checks the primary device, pump and hard intake for air leaks)
STEP 1 - Drain the pump.
STEP 2 - Inspect gaskets in intake hose and all caps (clean or replace as
STEP 3 - Connect ____ feet of hard intake hose to the intake connection and cap
the free end.
STEP 4 Open all intake valves. Cap or plug all intakes. All discharge caps will
STEP 5 - Check, and replenish as necessary, oil in the priming pump reservoir.
STEP 6 - Activate the priming pump until ____of mercury is indicated on
the intake gauge.
STEP 7 - Shut off the engine. Listen for leaks.
TO PASS TEST - Vacuum should not drop more than __ inches of mercury in ___ minutes.
Ten inches of mercury in five minutes.
TO PASS TEST - Water should discharge under the truck within __ seconds for pumps rated less
than 1500 GPM and within __ seconds for those rated 1,500 GPM or greater. Allow an extra 15
seconds for apparatus equipped with front suction.
- 30 less than 1500 GPM
- 45 1500 GPM or greater
Fire hydrants are classified in accordance with rated capacities as follows:
· Class AA - Rated capacity of ___ GPM or greater
· Class A - Rated capacity of __ GPM
· Class B - Rated capacity of ___ GPM
· Class C - Rated capacity of less than __ GPM
- 1000 – 1499
- 500 – 999
For rapid identification, the bonnets of fire hydrants are painted with the following capacity-indicating color
scheme to provide immediate determination of the rated capacity of a given hydrant:
· Class AA -
· Class A -
· Class B -
· Class C -
- · Class AA - Light Blue
- · Class A - Green
- · Class B - Orange
- · Class C - Red
The size of water mains __ inches and greater are identified in our Sarasota County 9-1-1 Grip Maps.
__ % of firefighter deaths and injuries occur when firefighters get lost or trapped in
structures. Firefighters’ ability to survive may depend on their own actions, the actions of the IC and
Approach for Propane/Natural Gas
1. All units approach from up-wind, when possible.
2. First arriving unit shall position itself no closer than ___ feet to the incident location until the situation has
been fully evaluated and closer placement is determined to be safe.
3. All other arriving units shall stage up-wind at a location not less than ____ feet away and await orders
Contacts for Gas Leaks:
- Natural Gas Leaks
- Contact Peoples Gas Company
- Propane Tank Leaks
- Contact the company that services the tank or if unknown, contact either Detweiler’s Propane, Suburban
- Propane, or Ferrell Propane Gas Service.
Any gas service valve, which has been shut off, shall be reopened by___?
by gas company personnel only
_______are reports given to the IC to allow them to better understand the conditions of the
incident in areas they are physically unable to see.
______ are reports given by the Incident Commander to the Dispatch Center.
The information to be contained in a situation report can best be
remembered by using the acronym ___
C.A.B.S. C- Conditions A- Actions Taken B- Benchmarks completed S- Status of operation
The passing of information to the Incident Commander regarding the conditions of
the emergency in a given area (division or group).
The continuing history of the development, mitigation, control and extinguishment of
a fire or emergency.
The situation report shall be transmitted every
twenty minutes of the incident until an “Under control” is transmitted (This falls in line with the ten
minute alerts from Dispatch, a situation report shall be made at the 10, 30, 50, 70 etc. minute
notification and PAR will be checked at the 20, 40, 60 etc. minute alerts). After an “Under control” has
been transmitted, the situation report shall be given ___.
every 30 minutes
When extra alarms are requested, a Mayday is transmitted, or a change in tactics takes place (offensive
to defensive), a ____ shall be transmitted.
NFPA ____ "Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health"
A RIC of ____firefighters are required for any high-rise or commercial structure fire.
RIC Kit (Team Search Bag)– To have as a minimum the following equipment: (4) blue RIC SCBA bottle covers, main search line (___ ft), four (4) personnel search lines (___ ft), 2- strobe lights, door chock and wire cutters etc.
The RIC kits will be carried in?
- Battalion Chief vehicles, Truck and Squad Companies and Engine # 24.
Pump testing conducted in ___. Results will be recorded on SCFD Form __and forwarded to _____.
- Battalion Chief 4
Pump Testing: Monitor engine temperature during testing. (OVER _ degrees notify service)
_____ after drafting operation
Activate the priming pump until ___ inches of mercury is indicated on
the intake gauge.
Water should discharge under the truck within ___ seconds for pumps rated less
than 1,500 GPM and within __ seconds for those rated 1,500 GPM or greater. Allow an extra 15
seconds for apparatus equipped with front suction.
(100% Capacity) @ __PSI (Test Duration __minutes)
(70% Capacity) @ ____ PSI (Test Duration___minutes)
(50% Capacity) @ ____PSI (Test Duration ___Minutes)
TO PASS PRESSURE CONTROL TEST -
Phase 1= ___PSI
The rise in discharge pressure shall not exceed ___ psi.
- Phase1=150 PSI
- Phase 2=90 PSI
- Phase 3=250 PSI
- 30 PSI
The first arriving unit shall approach the scene from UP-WIND and UP-HILL, if possible, and maintain a
distance of not less than ___ feet.
All other responding units shall stage at a location not less than ___ feet in their direction of travel until
requested by Command.
If material is unknown or cannot be identified follow Guide ___ of the North American
Emergency Response Guidebook. If there is a visible vapor cloud establish a HOT ZONE of at least ___in all directions and ISOLATE AND DENY ENTRY. Continue attempts to identify the product
WITHOUT making entry into the HOT ZONE.
- Guide 111 on Page 170-171
- 150' hot zone
Scott Aviation Operating and Maintenance Procedures:
NFPA Standards ___, Fire Department Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Program 1996 edition
and NFPA Standard ___, Fire Department Occupational Safety & Health Program
Book #__ of the SCFD fire station library contains the operating and maintenance instructions for the
equipment used by the SCFD for respiratory protection.
All breathing air compressors shall be tested every ___ months following the guidelines set forth in the
above OSHA and NFPA standards
every 3 months
Prior to allowing the removal of respiratory protective equipment during structural firefighting operations, the safety officer shall insure that the concentration levels of CO are below the established time weighted average exposure limit of ____.
Any personnel exceeding ___ carboxyhemoglobin shall be treated for exposure and transported to a medical facility for further evaluation.
Headaches and dizziness within 6 to 8 hours of constant exposure
Slight headache in 2 to 3 hours
Unconsciousness after 2-3 breaths. Death in less than 3 minutes
Dizziness, nausea, and convulsions within 45 minutes. Insensible within 2 hours.
Mandatory use of respiratory protective equipment
Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (Source: NIOSH)
Lethal Concentration in 30 minutes LC(low) 30 min (Source: NIOSH)
LEL (Lower explosive limit) (Source: NIOSH)
- 35 ppm
- 1200 ppm
- 4,000 ppm
- 12,500 ppm
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes. Death in less than 2 hours
Headache and dizziness in 1 to 2 minutes. Death in less than 20 minutes.