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What information should be obtained at vehicle lock-out calls?

Name of owner/driver

Vehicle license number

Brief description of vehicle

Ensure the driver is aware that they shall pay for any cost incurred


What would necessitate immediate action at a vehicle lock-out?

Life safety concerns. Break window farthest from occupant in trouble


What options may be made available to driver/owner of vehicle at a non-emergency lockout?

Tow request


Contact a dealership regarding that model

Roadside assistance


Obtain 2nd set of keys


At a vehicle lock-out, What assumptions shall be made until proven otherwise?

The patient's safety is at risk and it is an emergency situation


When is it ok to use locksmith tools to open a door?



What may be involved in scene stabilization at an MVC?

Traffic control (temporarily when necessary)

Deploying a foam handline

Dealing with hazards (downed lines, fuel spills)

Ensure adequate lighting


What risk is involved with a hybrid vehicle?

Orange power cable underneath vehicle. It is not to be touched, cut or disconnected at any time.


What other considerations should be given to hybrid vehicles?

Even when no noise is heard, they may still be powered and turned on

High voltage system needs to be shut down prior to entering a damaged vehicle

There may be residual power in other batteries

When submerged:
- avoid contacting any electrical components
- Turn off ignition at most, do not attempt any other disabling techniques
- If ignition cannot be turned off, wait until vehicle is removed and drained of water before disabling attempts


What is the responsibilities of first arriving apparatus for a TR call?

Initial report

Size-up and info gathering

Begin to develop IAP

Request TR team if not included in initial dispatch

Assign duties

Relay pertinent info


What is involved in a TR size-up

Talk to witnesses

Number and location of victims

Age and status of victims

Medical emergency?


Type of rescue required

Need for additional assistance


When is hot-zone entrance allowed at TR call?

When personnel have required training and equipment to effect rescue


What are the 3 levels of Elevator Rescue

1 - Standby - Non Life-Threatening

2 - Removal - (passive measures to remove victim) Allowed when 90 minutes has elapsed for entrapment, Non-life threatening medical factors are involved,
Severe environmental factors are a concern (heat, etc)

3 - Rescue - (forceful measures are warranted)
Immediate threat to life,
Extreme environmental factors


Who may remove trapped occupants from the elevator?

Only personnel, trained under the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), using approved equipment and endorsed procedures


How many certified personnel are required to respond to an elevator rescue?

Minimum three


What is required for Level 1 Elevator Standby?

Get superintendent

Have super contact elevator company and est. time of arrival


Assess occupant conditions, notify ambulance if required

Remove patient if necessary

Continue to assess conditions of trapped persons until handed off to responsible person


When can Fire clear an elevator standby?

When Captain is satisfied that responsible person is standing-by and assessing for occupant condition changes. Also, they have been informed to call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.


Where are 2 places elevator company info should be located?

Fire Plan Box

Elevator Room


What should be done if no on-site representative is available at elevator rescue?

Elevator company and contact info should be located and forwarded to Fire Control


What is required for Level 2 Elevator removal?

Ensure EMS notified

Establish Elevator Rescue Sector

Allow only certified personnel to extricate occupants

Prior to removal of trapped occupants, lock-out/tag-out procedures shall be performed on the MAINLINE DISCONNECT

(Do not shut-down mainline disconnect if "DRIVE SHEAVE" is rocking back and forth or yo-yoing

Ensure certified personnel or mechanic supervises evacuation of patients


What happens when elevator mechanic arrives on-scene?

They assume direction of crews

(makes sure comms with mechanic at all times)


What is required for Level 3 Elevator Rescue?

Lock out/Tag out of Mainline Disconnect, unless yo-yoing or moving of drive sheave

Open landing door using any of the prescribed methods

Remove trapped patient


What is done at Elevator Rescue scene termination?

DO NOT place elevator back in service, leave that to elevator representative

Clear scene once confirmed that building rep has assumed responsibility

Have fire control advise TSSA of incident


What considerations are are given in obvious deaths in machine rescue?

Equipment shall not be altered, moved or tampered with prior to PRP or Ministry of Labour approval


What shall be done prior to machine rescue?

Energy Sources shut-off or removed

Full Lock-out/Tag-out when necessary


What is IC role in Machine rescue?

Ensure PRP, Peel EMS and Ministry of Labour (contacted by police) are contacted

Utilize on-site expertise as needed

RSO is designated and announced

ISO designated and announced

Additional squads requested if needed

Working zones are established


Roles of RSO at machine rescue?

Ensure the following:
-All moving parts of machine are secured and controlled
-Energy sources to machine are controlled and managed
-Assist IC with IAP
-Complete machine rescue worksheet as required
-Supervise rescue activities

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