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List the four basic organization principles:
-Unity of Command
-Span of Control
-Division of labor
-Discipline
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Unity of command
The principle that a person can report to only one supervisor, however indirectly, everyone reports to the fire chief through the chain of command.
page 7
Chain of command
The pathway of responsibility from the highest level of the department to the lowest.
page 7
Span of control
The number of personnel one individual can effectively manage. Rule of thumb in fire service, is that an officer can directly supervise three to seven ffs, depending on situation.
page 7
Division of labor
Dividing large jobs into small jobs.
page 7
Discipline
The organizations responsibility to provide the direction needed to satisfy the goals and objectives it has identified. Setting the limits and boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them.
page 7
Company
A group of ffs assigned to a particular piece of fire apparatus or to a particular station.
page 7
Engine company
Deploys hoselines for fire attack and exposure protection.
page 7
Truck/ladder company
Performs forcible entry, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage, overhaul, and provides access to upper levels of a structure.
page 8
Rescue squad/company
Typically is responsible for the removal of victims from areas of danger or entrapment.
page 8
Brush company
Extinguishes wildland fires and protects structures in the urban area.
page 8
Hazardous material company
Responds to and mitigates haz mat incidents.
page 8
Emergency medical company
Provides emergency care and support to patients.
page 8
NFPA Standard 1001
Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
page 8
NFPA Standard 1002
Standard for Fire Department Vehicle Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications
page 8
NFPA Standard 1021
Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications
page 9
NFPA Standard 1521
Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer
page 10
NFPA Standard 1061
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety Telecommunicator
page 10
NFPA Standard 1003
Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
page 10
NFPA Standard 472
Standard on Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Material Incidents
page 10
NFPA Standard 1031
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector
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NFPA Standard 1033
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator
page 11
NFPA Standard 1035
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public For and Life Safety Educator
page 11
When does a firefighters training end?
A firefighters training never ends.
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NFPA Standard 1041
Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications
page 12
SOPs
Standard operating procedure, plan for certain type of emergency.
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Incident command
Person in overall command of an incident.
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IMS:Incident Command (IC)
The person in overall command of an incident.
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IMS:Operations
Responsible for managing and operations that directly affect the primary mission of eliminating the problem.
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IMS:Planning
Responsible for the collection, evaluation, dissemination, and use of information concering the development of the incident. Also responsible for tracking the status of all resources.
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IMS:Logistic
Responsible for providing the facilities, services, and materials necessary to support the incident.
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IMS:Finance/Administration
Responsible for tracking and documenting all costs and financial aspects of the incident.
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IMS Terms:Command
The function of directing, ordering, and controlling resources by virtue of explicit legal, agency, or delegated authority.
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IMS Terms:Division
A geographic designation assigning responsibility for all operations within a defined area. They are assigned clockwise around an outdoor incident with Division A at the the front. In a building the first floor is division 1, second floor is division 2, and so forth.
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IMS Terms:Group
Fuctional designations; forcible entry, salvage, ventilation, etc.
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IMS Terms:Sector
Functional assignment that is equivalent to a division, group or both.
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IMS Terms:Supervisor
Someone in command of a division, a group, or a sector.
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IMS Terms:Incident Action Plan (IAP)
The written or unwritten plan for managing the emergency.
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IMS Terms:Resources
All personnel and major pieces of apparatus on scene or enroute on which status is maintained.
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Transfer of Incident Command
Should be done face to face to a higher level of expertese or authority. Can be accomplished over the radio, BUT command can only be transferred to someone who is on the scene.
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At the time of IC transfer a situation status report should be given and include:
-Description of what happened
-Whether anyone was/is injured or trapped
-What has been done so far
-Whether the problem has stabilized or is getting worse
-What resources are on scene or en route
-Whether it appears that current resources are adequate or if more are needed
page 17
NFPA Starndard 1500
Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program
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CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing) process should start...
before, told what to expect so they can prepare themselves, full debriefing process should be within 72hrs of completing their work on the incident.
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