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Chain of command 2 definitions
Order of rank and authority in the fire service 2 the proper sequence of information and command flow as described in the incident management system
refers to the joint consideration of the life and physical well being of individuals both civilians and firefighters
Incident command system
system by which facilities equipment personnel procedures and communication are organized to operate within a common organizational structure designed to aid in the management of resource at emergency incidents
guide to decision making in an organization
setting the limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them.
fire mark definition
distinctive metal marker once prodused by insurance companies for identifying their policy holders buildings
standard operating procedures SOP
standard methods or rules in which an organization or a fire department operates to carry out a routine function
a written communication closely related to a policy
activities involved in responding to the scene of an incident and performing assigned duties in order to mitigate the emergency
the first and highest priority
Life safety (this includes firefighters, occupants of burning buildings/cars and everyone around the incident, also includes lives of pets and livestock)
stopping the spread of fire to univolved portions of the building or nearby structures.
fire departments are committed to saving as much property as possible without putting fire fighters in mortal danger
deploys hoselines for fire attack and exposure protection
truck (ladder) company
forcible entry, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, and utilities control and provides access to upper levels of structures
search for and remove victims from areas of danger or entrapment, may perform technical rescues
extinquishes wildland fires and protects structures in wildland interface
hazardous material company
responds to and mitigates hazordous materials incidents
emergency medical/ambulance company
provides emergency medical care to patients
special rescue company
responds to and performs technical rescues
differance between a directive and an order
an order is based upon a policy or procedure, a directive is not.
do to the seriousness of the fireground, both procedures and policies are generally considered as ___________
orders and must be followed
the incident command (IC) is what?
The individual in overall command of an incident.
National Incident Management System: the mechanism by which large numbers of fire companies and lager units are organized and managed during emergency incidents
safety officer (SO)
advises IC onall matter related to operational safety. has the authority to stop and/or prevent unsafe asts during incident operations
liaison officer (LNO)
point of contact for government and nongovernment agencies and private-sector organizations involved in the incident,
Public information officer (PIO)
interface with the public and media and/or other agencies with incident-related information requirements
- refer to page 39 for descriptions
- 1 assigned 2 available 3 branch 4 command 5 command post 6 division 7 group 8 incident action plan 9 incident command 10 out-of service 11 resources 12 resources status 13 single resource 14 strike team 15 strategic mode 16 supervisor 17 task force
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