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46 Cards in this Set

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Chain of Command
Pathway of responsibility from the highest level of the department to the lowest
Standard Operating Unit of a Fire Department
Unity of Command
Principle that a person can only report to ine supervisor.
Written or verbal instruction based on a policy or procedure
Span of control
Number of personnel that one individual can effectively manage
Organizational Chart
Diagram showing the structure of the fire department and it's chain of command
Method of sorting victims by the severity of their injuries
Guide to decision making within an organization
Setting the limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them
Standard set of actiona at the core of every fire fighting plan
Detailed guide to action
Divison of labor
Dividing large jobs into small jobs, necessary to prevent dupication, assign responsibility and make clear cut assignments
A group of firefighters assigned to a particular piece of apparatus or station
Engine Company
Deploys hoselines for fire attack and exposure protection
Truck (ladder) Company
Performs forcible entry, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, and provides access to upper levels of stucture.
Rescue/ Squad Company
Typically is responsible for the removal of victims from areas of danger or entrapment
Brush Company
Extuingishes wildland fires and protects sturcures in urban interface
Hazardous Materials Company
Responds to and mitigates hazmat incidents
Emergency Medical Company
Provides emergency medical care and support to patients
Written or verbal direction not based on a policy or procedure
Fire apparatus driver/operator
NFPA 1002
Drives assignes apparatus to and from scene. Operates pumps, aerial devices or other mechanical equipment as required
Fire department officer
NFPA 1021
Supervise a fire company in the station and at the fire scene
Fire department safety officer
NFPA 1521
Oversees a fire department's occupational safety and health program and monitors the operational safety of emergency incidents
Communications/telecommunications personnel
NFPA 1061
Take emergency and non-emergency phone calls, processes the info, dispatches units,maintain communication with companies on scene
Fire alarm maintenance personnel
Maintain municipal fire alarm systems
Apparatus and equipment maintanance personnel
Maintain all fire deparment apparatus and portable equipment
Fire police personnel
Assist regular police officers in emergency operations with traffic control, crowd control, and scene safety
Information systems personnel
Manage the collection, entry, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of electronic data beses such as fire reporting
Aiport Firefighter
NFPA 1003
Protects life and property, controls fire hazards, and performs general duties related to airport operations and aircraft safety
Hazardous Materials Technician
NFPA 472
Handles hazardous materials and nuclear, biological, and chemical emergencies
SCUBA diver
Performs above nad underwater rescues and recoveries
Special rescue technician
Handles special rescue situations such as high-angle(rope) rescue, trench, and structural collapse, confined space entry, extrication operations, and cave or mine rescues
Fire prevention officer/inspector
NFPA 1031
Conducts technical and supervisory work in the fire prevention program
Fire and arson investigator
NFPA 1033
Conducts the investigation of the fire area and makes analytical judgement based on the remains at the fire scene to determine origin and cause of a fire
Public fire and life safety educator
NFPA 1035
Informs the public about fire hazards, fire causes, precautions and actions to take during a fire
Fire protection engineer/ specialist
Acts as a consultant to the upper administration of the department in the areas of fire department operations and fire prevention
First Responder
Sustains the patient's life unitl more competent medical personnel arrive
Emergency Medical Technician
Is trained to provide basic life support to patients
Is trained to provide advanced life support to patients
Training officer
NFPA 1041
Administers all fire department training activities
NFPA 1041
Delivers training courses to other members of the department
IMS Components
*Common Terminology
*Modular Orginization
*Integrated Communications
*Unified Commnad Structure
*Consolodated Action Plans
*Manageable Span of Control
*Predesignated incident facilities
*Comprehensive resource management

Incident Commander
Ultimately responsible for all incident activities, including development and implementation of a strategic plan.

Operations Officer
Responsible for managing all operations that directly effect the primaty mission of eliminating the problem.
Reports directly to IC

Responsible for the collection, evaluation, dissemination, and use of infomation concerning development of incident

Responsible for providing the facilities, services and materials necessary to support the incident