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Fireground priorities
Duty of every fire department

Life Safety
Incident Stabilization
Property Conservation

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3 categories of firefighters

Career
Paid on call
Volunteer

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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
Discipline
-Setting the limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them.

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Company

Standard operating unit of a fire department
-Group of firefighters assigned to apparatus or station.
- Company officer, Driver/operator, 1+ FF

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Information Systems Personnel

Manage collection, Entry, Storage, Retrieval & Dissemination of electronic database such as fire reporting.

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Policy

Guide to decision making within an organization

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Procedure

Detailed guide to action

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Order

Based upon a policy or procedure

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(IMS)

Incident command system
-Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance/Administration

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Positions within the Command Staff

Safety
Liaison
PIO

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Operations Officer

Reports directly to IC
As many as 5 branches

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Planning

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.

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Logistics

Provide Facilities, Services & Materials necessary to support the incident
- Service branch (medical, communications, food)
-Support branch (supplies, facilities, Ground support) exp- vehicles

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Finance/Administration

Large scale/Long term
-Tracking & Documenting all costs & financial aspects of the incident

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Division

Geographical designation assigning responsibility for all operations within a defined area

House- Division A,B,C,D
Floors- Division 1,2,3,4,5

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Group

Functional designations
-Forcible Entry, Salvage, Ventilation

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Sector

Geographical or functional assignment that is equivalent to a division or group or both

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Supervisor

Some in command of a Division, Group, or Sector

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Firefighter Safety

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

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Unity of Command

Report to only one supervisor

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Span of Control

# of personnel that one individual can effectively mange.
3-7
optimal 5

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Division of Labor

Dividing large jobs into small jobs
- Assign responsibility
- Prevent Duplication of effort
- Make specific and clear-cut assignments

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Discipline

Setting the limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them.

Organizations responsibility to provide the direction needed to satisfy the goals and objectives it has identified.