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    Default Apparatus Assignments

    I am trying to get some info from other companies on their assignments for apparatus on working fires. right now, our IC assigns tasks to incoming units. We want to get to a simplified process where the IC doesn't ahve to do that. Theya re already preset. We are in a small borough with many alleys and cover a portion of a growing township with many cookie cutter developments in SE PA. He have a dedicated RIT but only dispatched on a confirmed fire and it is from company 15 miles away. Here is what we have:
    Residential: 3 engines 1 ladder, 1 fire/rescue
    Commercial: 4 engines 2 ladders 1 fire rescue

    On confirmed fires we get an additional engine and a dedicated RIT.

    Any ideas will help. Oh yeah, most times, our second in engine hits the hydrant.

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    how many people on a piece? You need equipment, but obviously need manpower too. Depending on how many are riding(like 2-3), I'd get another piece or two for manpower.

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    Thumbs up Ok...............

    Our normal response for a Box Alarm is 4 Engines, 2 Trucks, and a Heavy Rescue (Squad) A Box is Dispatched for All Structure Fires. Assignments are as noted:
    First Engine - Takes a position on side "A" and Advances an Attack line to the Fire.
    Second Engine - Secures the Water Supply for the First Engine, then the Crew advances a Backup Line.
    Third Engine - Stretches a Supply Line from a Different Hydrant to the "C" Side of the Building. Attack Line Placement varies with the Situation at hand.
    Fourth Engine - Secures the Water Supply for the Third Engine, Crew advances a Backup Line from Third Engine.
    First Truck - Takes side "A" Position, Forceable Entry, Search, etc.
    Second Truck - Covers Side "C" same work.
    Squad - RIT.

    Staffing is usually 25 - 30 people.
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    Engine Company assignments/tasks

    Truck Company assignments/tasks

    We have 2 stations, 1 has a 100' TL and an engine. Other station has an engine and a 50' Teleboom.

    MOST times, the TL from station 2 is Truck 1, the engine from station 1 is Engine 1.

    IC can, and often does, change that based on the situation at hand. All 4 vehicles have performed as either trucks or engines over the years.
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    Our assignments are similar to Hwoods'. We get 4 engines, 2 special services (squad or truck) and an ambulance.
    First Engine - Takes a position on side "A" and Advances an Attack line to the Fire.
    Second Engine - Secures the Water Supply for the First Engine, then the Crew advances a Backup Line.
    Third Engine - Stretches a Supply Line from a Different Hydrant to the "C" Side of the Building. Attack Line Placement varies with the Situation at hand.
    Fourth Engine - Secures the Water Supply for the Third Engine, crew becomes RIT team.
    First special service - Takes side "A" Position, Forceable Entry, search fire floor, ladder side A
    Second special service - Covers Side "C", searches above or below fire floor as necessary.

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    I'm confused....

    Are you asking for seating assignments for each firefighter in an apparatus or apparatus assignments for calls and their respective job duty on scene?
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    Talking Yeah, Copy That.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    I'm confused....

    We Know. I think it's those Cold Winters up there........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    We Know. I think it's those Cold Winters up there........
    Maybe I got brain freeze?





    No, wait.....haven't eaten ice cream for 3 whole days so that can't be it.
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