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33 Cards in this Set

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Chain of Command
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.
Setting the limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them
Emergency Operations
Activities involved in responding to the scene of an incident and performing assigned duties in order to mitigate the emergency.
Fire Mark
Distinctive metal marker once produced by insurance companies for identifying their policyholders’ buildings.
Incident Command System (ICS)
(1) System by which facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications are organized to operate within a common organizational structure designed to aid in the management of resources at emergency incidents. (2) Management system of procedures for controlling personnel, facilities, equipment, and communications so that different agencies can work together toward a common goal in an effective and efficient manner. (3) Recommended method of establishing and maintaining command and control of an incident. It is an organized approach to incident management, adaptable to any size of type of incident.
Life Safety
Refers to the joint consideration of the life and physical well-being of individuals, both civilians and firefighters.
Guide to decision making in an organization.
A written communication closely related to a policy.
A detailed plan of action
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
organizations predetermined plan for dealing with emergency incidents, and is primarily the means to start the operation
unity of command
refers to chain of command, you report to only one supervisor
span of control
any officer can only effectively manage a certain number of individuals or groups. preferably 5, 3-7
division of labor
delegating a large job into smaller jobs, such as searching a building by floor
1assign responsibility
2prevfent duplicate efforts
3to make specific clear assignments
engine company
deploys hoselines
truck company
performs forcible entry, s&r, ventilation, salvage and ovehaul, and provides access to upper levels(ladders)
rescue squad
searches for and removes victims, also perform technical rescues
brush company
wildland fires and protects strucures in the wildland/urban interface
hazardous materials company
responds to and mitigates hazardous materials incidents
special rescue squad
responds to and performs technical rescues
resources currently committed to an assignment
Resources that have checked in at the incident but are not currently assigned
Org level between divisions/groups and the IC operations. Managed by the Branch Director. Ex. haz mat branch, forcible entry branch, fire branch
Directing, ordering, and controlling resources by virtue of explicit legal, agency, or delegated authority
command post
locations from which all incident operations are directed. One CP per incident, all agency reps are here, all planning functions ae performed here
Geographical location at an incident, such as wildland A B C, or Structural by floor
Functional designations. Ex forcible entry, search and rescue. Whrn a groups specific function is complete, they are available for reassignment.
Incident Action Plan
Written or unwriten plan for managing an emergency is the IAP. should be formulated for every (large)incident.
Incident Commander
IC The officer at the top of the incident chain of command.
Resource Status
Available, Assigned, or Out-of-Service
Single Resource
Individual personnel and equip items and operators associated with them
Strike team
Set number of resources of the same kind and type with an established minimum number of personnel
Strategic Mode
Determines the positions for companies operating on scene. offensive and defensive
in command of a division or group
Task Force
any combination of resources asembled in support of a specific mission or operational need