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What shall have priorty over speedy arrival?
Safe arrival shall always have priority over speedy arrival
Prompt, safe response shall be attained by:
- • Quickly mounting vehicles
- • Ensuring all personnel are onboard, seated, and have seatbelts fastened
- • Waiting for bay doors to open completely
- • Leaving the station in a standard manner
- • Knowing the route to be taken
- • Driving defensively and professionally at reasonable speeds
- • Using audible warning devices when necessary
All JFRD vehicles shall be operated in compliance with
State of Florida driving statutes.
Who of the vehicle is responsible for its safe operations?
Emergency response does not absolve the operator of the responsibility to drive with
Who is responsible for ensuring that the operator complies with all laws and procedures governing emergency vehicle operations.
The Company Officer
Operators shall report any condition that might temporarily or permanently impair their ability to safely operate a JFRD vehicle to the ?
Before the vehicle is permitted to move, who will confirm that all personnel and riders are onboard, wearing PPE if necessary, and wearing seatbelts.
the Company Officer
The only personnel permitted to be unbelted while in a moving vehicle are those ?
engaged in patient care requiring them to stand or kneel.
No protective equipment is to be donned while any vehicle is moving unless it can
be accomplished ?
while properly seated with seat belt fastened.
Riding tailboards or other exposed positions is
not permitted on any vehicle at any time.
Any defects, discrepancies, irregularities, or unsafe conditions shall be
immediately reported to their Company Officer
402.04 APPARATUS INSPECTION
What shall engineers check daily on the vehicle?
They shall check the water level of booster tanks (by visual observation into the tank) along with all other fluid levels on the vehicle.
After checking appartus they shall complete and sign what?
They shall then complete and sign the Engineer's Daily Apparatus Report.
When shall firefighting and EMS equipment be check?
- All firefighting and EMS equipment
- shall be inspected daily.
- It must also be checked
- before leaving emergency scenes and upon return to quarters
Maintenance and general cleaning will also be performed
If the motor of any vehicle or equipment is started, it shall be allowed to run until the
temperature has reached the normal operating range prior to shutting it off.
When companies are assigned to spare units, who shall be responsible for the vehicle and its equipment?
the Company Officer
If a spare unit is returned after normal work hours, the Company Officer shall notify the FRCC
of where the unit was left and if any repairs are needed.
The fuel supply of any vehicle shall be refilled immediately if the level falls
below 3/4 of total capacity
What is exception to refilling fuel in the vehicles?
- The exception is
- vehicle is en-route to being operated at the scene of an emergency,
- in which case it shall be refilled as soon as practical.
fire apparatus shall not be driven on private driveways or over privately owned bridges, except when?
Except when involved in emergency response,
The guide must be in a position both to
observe possible hazards and communicate with the operator.
During emergency operations, if no guide is available, operators who must back
their apparatus shall first?
dismount the apparatus and walk completely around it to determine if obstructions are present
Tactical Support personnel may be contacted on A8 from?
After 1900, Who will be notified in lieu
of service personnel?
- A8 0700-1900 hours, 7 days a week.
Tactical Support personnel should be contacted for consultation before attempting to pull out any JFRD vehicle which has become stuck.
The only exceptions to this
are vehicles equipped with winches.
Before accepting a vehicle which has been in a repair facility, it will be the responsibility of whom to check the water level of booster tanks (by visual observation) and all fluid levels prior to placing the vehicle into service
What shall the Company Officer do when accepting a vehicle back from repair after the engineer has done their check of the vehicle?
Company Officer shall verify these fluid levels at his/her earliest convenience
When can you pass other emergency vehicles when enroute to an emergency?
- Rescue Units and Chiefs’ cars, being quicker and more maneuverable, may pass slower units when clear.
- Other vehicles shall not pass each other unless the lead vehicle is having mechanical difficulties.
When shall school zones be observed?
- Even while responding to alarms or transporting patients to medical facilities, School Zone restrictions will be observed.
- During the designated hours,
- operators shall not exceed the posted School Zone speed limit.
When a school bus displays its “STOP” sign, JFRD operators will bring their
a complete stop, regardless of response status
When the first-arriving unit reports “situation stable” or “nothing showing” etc., any additional units shall
continue emergency response with lights and sirens but shall not exceed the posted speed limit.
JFRD vehicles are authorized to exceed posted speed limits only
- under favorable conditions,
- and then only when
- 1. Responding to alarms.
- 2. Transporting a patient to a medical facility
Favorable conditions are defined as follows:
- • Light Traffic
- • Dry Pavement
- • Good Visibility
- • Good Roads
Under favorable conditions what is the max. speed limit you can go over posted speed limit?
a maximum of 20 mph over the posted speed limit is authorized.
Under less than favorable conditions, whats the speed you can go?
posted speed limit is the absolute maximum permissible
If it becomes necessary to travel in center or oncoming traffic lanes, the
maximum permissible speed
shall be 20 mph.
What presents the greatest potential danger to emergency vehicles?
When approaching and crossing intersections with the right-of-way (green light, no stop sign, etc.), JFRD vehicles shall not
exceed the posted speed limit
If it becomes necessary to use center or oncoming traffic lanes to approach controlled intersections (traffic light or stop sign), JFRD vehicles must ?
This includes occasions when the vehicle has green traffic lights
come to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection.
When approaching a negative right-of-way intersection (red light, stop sign, etc.), the vehicle shall
come to a complete stop; and may only proceed through when the operator can account for all traffic in intersecting and oncoming lanes yielding the right-of-way
The unique hazards of driving on or adjacent to the fireground or incident scene
require the operator to use extreme caution
402.12 FIREGROUND/INCIDENT SCENE
Operators must consider the dangers their moving vehicle poses to
on-scene personnel and bystanders
No apparatus shall be positioned in a manner that may prohibit or interfere with the
removal of equipment from an apparatus.
Apparatus shall be parked to
- protect the safety of personnel,
- and in a manner that will not impede traffic any more than necessary
when working in and around roadways what shall be worn? What is the only expection?
- All personnel shall wear reflective vests
- The only exception will be personnel wearing their issued turnout coat