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34 Cards in this Set

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Name 4 Basic FD Organizational Principles.
Unity of Command; Span of Control; Division of Labor; Discipline
Define Unity of Command.
Person can report to only 1 supervisor.
Define Span of Control.
Number of persons one individual can effectively manage (Usually 3-7).
Define Division of Labor.
Dividing large jobs into small jobs.
Why is Division of Labor necassary?
To assign responsibility; To prevent duplication of effort; To make specific assignments.
Define Discipline.
Setting and enforcing limits and boundaries for expected performance.
What are the major IMS operational positions?
Command; Operations; Planning; Logistics; Finance/Administration
What is the role of an Operations Officer?
Directs tactical operations to meet strategic goals.
What is the role of Planning?
Collects, evaluates, disseminates information concerning an incident and tracks resources.
What is the role of Logistics?
Provides facilities, services, and materials to support incident.
What are the two Logistic Branches?
Support and Service
What is the role of Finance and Administration?
Tracks and documents incident costs.
What is Command?
Directing, ordering, controlling resources by virtue of clear and explicit authority.
What is the role of Incident Commander (IC)?
In charge of incident, forms IAP, and coordinates resources.
What 5 questions must an IC evaluate upon arrival?
What occured?; Current Status?; Anyone trapped/injured?; Resources needed?; Is incident within scope of training?
Define Incident Action Plan (IAP).
Plan for managing an incident that identifies strategic goals and tactical objectives.
What are IAP priorities?
Personnel Safety; Rescue; Eliminate Hazard; Loss Control; Clean Up / Protect Environment
Define Resources.
All personnel / apparatus on scene or en route.
Define Policy.
Guide to decision making/thinking.
Define Procedure.
Detailed guide to action comprised of written steps to carry out Policy.
What is the difference b/w an order and a directive?
Order is based on policy or procedure. Directive is not based on policy or procedure.
Define Standard Operational Procedure (SOP).
Predetermined plan for action applied to all situations (fire attack, EMS, Administation, etc.)
What is the Order of Fireground Priorities?
1. Life Safety
2. Incident Stabilization
3. Property Conservation
Define Company.
Group of FF assigned to apparatus or station.
Define Division.
Geographic designation of responsibility.
Define Group.
Functional designation of responsibility.
Define Sector.
Geographic or funcional designation.
Define CISD.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is a non-optional debriefing for FF & others who dealt directly with victims.
Define Defusing.
Minor debriefing at end of shift for FF who work more than one shift under critical conditions.
What does NFPA stand for?
National Fire Protection Association
What are the required knowledge and skills for being a FF?
Meet NFPA 1001; Know SOPs; Know Streets; Meet health/fitness requirement.
What are 2 factors motivating accident control efforts?
Life Safety and Economic
What are the 3 goals of a Safety Program?
Prevent suffering, death, injury, illness, and exposure; Prevent damage/loss of equipment; Reduce number and severity of accidents.
What is EAP?
Employee Assistance Program provides confidential assistance for FF and familiy with problems that could affect job performance.