Standard Operating Procedures

PREPARATION: Motivation: Objective (SPO): 6-1 The firefighter will demonstrate a basic knowledge of standard operating procedures as a means of positioning and utilizing apparatus and personnel in a variety of common structural fireground...


    a. Supervise and control personnel

    b. Establish initial command if first arriving officer

    c. Report to and maintain communications with command post

    d. Equipment required includes portable radio, handlight, and SCBA

  3. Firefighter I

    a. Initiate search and rescue if required and not being performed by other units on scene

    b. Initiate entry if required

    c. Initiate fire confinement and extinguishment

    d. Remain as part of a team with Firefighter II

    e. Equipment required includes portable radio (one per team or one per individual if available),

        SCBA, attack line

  4. Firefighter II

    a. Drop supply line at hydrant or water source and return to apparatus

    b. Assist Firefighter I in performing assigned duties

    c. Remain as part of a team with Firefighter I

    d. Equipment required includes SCBA, entry tools, handlight

C. Second engine company

  1. Driver

    a. Drive and operate apparatus

    b. Position apparatus at scene

    c. Pick up supply line and provide water supply to first engine

    d. Facilitate communications with crew

  2. Officer

    a. Supervise and control personnel

    b. Report to and maintain communications with command post

    c. Equipment required includes portable radio, handlight, and SCBA

  3. Firefighter I

    a. Assist with search and rescue if required and not being performed by other units on scene

    b. Assist with entry if required

    c. Assist with fire confinement and extinguishment by extending second attack line from first engine

        to area above fire

    d. Remain as part of a team with Firefighter II

    e. Equipment required includes portable radio (one per team or one per individual if available),

        SCBA, attack line

  4. Firefighter II

    a. Assist Firefighter I in performing assigned duties

    b. Remain as part of a team with Firefighter I

    c. Equipment required includes SCBA, entry tools, handlight

D. Third engine company

  1. Driver

    a. Drive and operate apparatus

    b. Position apparatus at scene

    c. Provide secondary water supply to rear

    d. Facilitate communications with crew

  2. Officer

    a. Supervise and control personnel

    b. Report to and maintain communications with command post

    c. Equipment required includes portable radio, handlight, and SCBA

  3. Firefighter I

    a. Serve as part of rapid rescue team

    b. Assist with exterior operations in rear as required

    c. Remain as part of a team with Firefighter II

    d. Equipment required includes portable radio (one per team or one per individual if available),

        SCBA, attack line

  4. Firefighter II

    a. Assist Firefighter I in performing assigned duties

    b. Remain as part of a team with Firefighter I

    c. Equipment required includes SCBA, entry tools, handlight

Note: Other tools such as power saws, ladders, and rope bags may be needed and should be readily available

E. Truck or squad company

  1. Driver

    a. Drive and operate apparatus

    b. Position apparatus at scene

    c. Deploy ground ladders as needed and within physical capability

    d. Facilitate communications with crew

    e. Provide exterior lighting using apparatus mounted and portable lighting equipment

  2. Officer

    a. Supervise and control personnel

    b. Establish initial command if first arriving officer

    c. Report to and maintain communications with command post

    d. Equipment required includes portable radio, handlight, and SCBA

  3. Firefighter I

    a. Initiate search and rescue if required

    b. Initiate entry if required

    c. Initiate natural and mechanical ventilation

    d. Locate fire extension and advise engine company

    e. Remain as part of a team with Firefighter II

    f. Equipment required includes portable radio (one per team or one per individual if available),

        SCBA, rope bag, short hook

  4. Firefighter II