Flashcards in SOG Section 20 - Fire Causes Deck (16)
When can photographs be taken at a fire scene?
When it's determined they may assist the investigation
What should be done as soon as Arson is suspected?
Secure the scene and notify whomever required
Other than where necessary to suppress fire and prevent extension, when should overhaul be conducted?
Post fire investigation
What role does a Captain take during fire investigations?
IC during nights, weekends and holidays
What should be considered before determining the scene safe for investigation?
Any other hazard
When investigation completed, what should the IC ensure?
Scene is secured and coordinate with police
What should a Captain make sure happens with their crew when a fire is under investigation and/or something suspicious or unusual is noted?
Witness Reports are completed
What should a Captain do upon arrival at an alarm with no fire conditions?
Attempt to contact individuals on premise
Locate key box and obtain keys
Notify Comms if intrusion alarm is a concern
Attempt to locate annunciator or alarm panel
Make announcements where appropriate
What shall be done during a failure to reset?
Notify owner/tenant to have qualified rep repair the system ASAP
Issue Notice to Rectify
Advise them to contact fire comms to take system off line
Advise that leaving system in alarm still provides building monitoring, just not for area of the initial alarm
Advise to conduct a fire watch until issue has been corrected
When can alarm bells be silenced?
Only when investigation is complete, during voice comms or during actual firefighting operations
Why shouldn't a radio be used directly in front of an alarm panel?
Radio waves may damage unit
What shall be done when no access is determined for an alarm?
Confirm a key-holder has been notified
Confirm time the incident was received by Comms
Confirm estimated time of arrival of key-holder
Perform a thorough 360, using a TIC
How long must apparatus wait from time received until arrival of key holder?
30 minutes, apparatus may be made available during this time
What is to be done when no key holder response and no access can be gained to an alarm?
Notice to Rectify left in prominent place
What is to be noted for NTRs on RESIDENTIAL occupancies?
For homeowners' info only, no follow-up required