Flashcards in Chapter 1 Firefighter Orientation & Saftey Deck (23)
Duty of every fire department
3 categories of firefighters
Paid on call
4 basic organizational principles
Unity of command
-Reports to only one supervisor
Span of control
- # of personnel 1 person can effectively manage. 3-7 optimum 5
Division of Labor
-Dividing large jobs into small jobs.
-Assign responsibility, Prevent duplication,
make specific & clear cut assignments
-Setting the limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them.
Standard operating unit of a fire department
-Group of firefighters assigned to apparatus or station.
- Company officer, Driver/operator, 1+ FF
Information Systems Personnel
Manage collection, Entry, Storage, Retrieval & Dissemination of electronic database such as fire reporting.
Guide to decision making within an organization
Detailed guide to action
Based upon a policy or procedure
Incident command system
-Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance/Administration
Positions within the Command Staff
Reports directly to IC
As many as 5 branches
Collection, Evaluation, Dissemination & use of information concerning the development of the incident.
Tracking status of all resources assigned to the incident
-Resource, Situation status, & Demobilization unit.
Provide Facilities, Services & Materials necessary to support the incident
- Service branch (medical, communications, food)
-Support branch (supplies, facilities, Ground support) exp- vehicles
Large scale/Long term
-Tracking & Documenting all costs & financial aspects of the incident
Geographical designation assigning responsibility for all operations within a defined area
House- Division A,B,C,D
Floors- Division 1,2,3,4,5
-Forcible Entry, Salvage, Ventilation
Geographical or functional assignment that is equivalent to a division or group or both
Some in command of a Division, Group, or Sector
Two factors that motivate accident control
- Life Safety (needless suffering, physical pain and emotional stress
- Economy (legal expenses, loss of manpower, apparatus, equipment, tools, property, systems
Unity of Command
Report to only one supervisor
Span of Control
# of personnel that one individual can effectively mange.
Division of Labor
Dividing large jobs into small jobs
- Assign responsibility
- Prevent Duplication of effort
- Make specific and clear-cut assignments