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...


        so as not be impede incoming apparatus. It should also be positioned in such a manner as to allow

        a path of exit if required.

    b. Establish and operate rehab

C. High Rise Building

  1. First arriving engine company

    a. Position apparatus on the side of the building containing the standpipe sprinkler siamese, keeping

        access clear if possible; where feasible the crew may be dropped off on the annunciator panel

        side of the building.

    b. Set up water supply to standpipe and/or sprinkler system. Standpipes charged immediately to

        required pressure for reported location of fire. Sprinkler systems charged immediately if part of

        standpipe system. Otherwise charged if smoke or flame is visible, the water motorgong is ringing,

         or the officer in charge deems it advisable.

  2. Second arriving engine company

    a. Position so as to help first arriving engine company complete water supply to standpipe system.

        Should this company not be needed to complete primary water supply, they may establish

        secondary water supply from an alternate source.

    b. Assist first arriving engine company in establishing an adequate water supply.

  3. Third arriving engine company

    a. Normally assume a position on the side opposite the standpipe and/or sprinkler siamese.

    b. Provide an extensive exterior size-up and report to the Incident Commander as to the conditions

        found and the progress being made.

  4. Other engine companies remain uncommitted.

  5. First arriving truck company

    a. Normally take a position on Side 1 (front) to ladder the building, effect any obvious rescues.

    b. Initiate search and rescue

    c. Initiate forcible entry if needed

    d. Raise ladders

    e. Provide interior and exterior lighting

    f. Perform ventilation

    g. Control utilities

  6. Second arriving truck company

    a. Positioned on Side 3 (rear) of the fire building, effect obvious rescue, and then report to the area

        above the fire to carry out normal truck company duties.

    b. Assist with search and rescue

    c. Assist with forcible entry if needed

    d. Raise ladders

    e. Assist with interior and exterior lighting

    f. Assist with natural and mechanical ventilation

    g. Assist utility control

  7. Squad (dispatched in addition to a truck or squad) - As necessary to perform search and rescue

      duties.

  8. First arriving ambulance

    a. Set up an aid station on the floor below the fire (unless the fire is located on the ground floor

        without obstructing fire fighting operations unnecessarily).

    b. Establish and operate interior rehab

  9. Other ambulances

    a. Establish an aid station at Side 1 (front) of the fire building. Park vehicle a distance from building

        so as not be impede incoming apparatus. It should also be positioned in such a manner as to allow

        a path of exit if required.

    b. Establish and operate exterior rehab

  10. Other Trucks or Squads – Remain uncommitted

D. Commercial or Industrial Complex

  1. First arriving engine company

    a. Position apparatus at Side 1 (front) of the fire building to begin rescue, cover exposures, and/or

        attack and confine fire.

    b. Set up water supply to standpipe and/or sprinkler system. Standpipes charged immediately to

        required pressure for the reported location of fire. Sprinkler Systems charged immediately if part

        of standpipe system. Otherwise charged if smoke or flame is visible, the water motor gong is

        ringing, or the officer in charge deems it advisable.

  2. Second arriving engine company

    a. Ensure an adequate water supply for the first engine company.

    b. Advance a line above the fire area.

  3. Third arriving engine company shall take a position on Side 3 (rear).

  4. Other engine companies remain uncommitted.

  5. First arriving truck company