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Essentials of Fire 1

Firefighting CHPT 1

Diagram showing the structure of fire department and its chain of command Organizational chart
Principal that a person can only report to one supervisor Unity of command
Pathway of responsibility from the highest level of the department to the lowest Chain of command
Number of personnel that one person can effectively manage Span of control
3 reasons for division of labor 1) To assign responsibility 2) Prevent duplication of effort 3) Make specific and clear-cut assignments
Setting limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them Discipline
Standard operating unit of a fire department Company
Standard for Fire Department Vehicle Driver--Operator Professional Qualifications NFPA 1002
Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer NFPA 1521
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety Telecommunicators NFPA 1061
Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications NFPA 1003
Standard on Professional Competence of Responders to HazMat Incidents NFPA 472
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector NFPA 1031
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator NFPA 1035
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator NFPA 1033
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Service Instructor NFPA 1041
Guide to decision making within an organization Policy
Detailed guide to action Procedure
Difference between an Order and a Directive An Order is based upon a policy or procedure---where a Directive is not
SOP follows what 3 accepted order of fireground priorities 1) Life safety--- 2) Incident stabilization-- 3) Property conservation
True or False ----The Incident Management System or (IMS) is not design for incidents of all sizes and types False
Responsible for the collection, evaluation, dissemination of information concerning the incident Planning
Specific units under Planning Resource Unit, Situation Status Unit, Demobilization Unit
Responsible for providing the facilities, services and materials needed for the incident Logistics
2 branches of Logistics Service and Support
Function of directing, ordering and controlling resources by explicit legal, agency, or delagated authority Command
True or False-- A Sector is equivalent to a division or group True
Written or unwritten plan for managing an emergency Incident Action Plan (IAP)-
2 basic factors motivate accident efforts within the fire fighting profession Life Safety and Economic
Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program NFPA 1500-
True or False---NFPA 1500 requires that all personnel who may engage in structural fire fighting participate in training monthly True
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