Responding units for AFD, Building Fire...
Going off the units called out for a MVA, what are your normal dispatches for the following. In red, is our normal response units. In blue, are units that are dispatched when a working fire is called.
AFD... Automatic Fire Detection (Alarm only).
1 Engine, 1 Truck, Bat Chief(IC).
2 Engines, 1 Rescue/HazMat, 1 Rescue (with cascade), 1 Med, 2nd Bat Chief (as Safety Officer)
Building/Structural Fire... (Called in).
3 Engines, 1 Truck, 1 Rescue/HazMat, 1 Med, 2 Bat Chiefs (1 for fire ground command (IC), and second as safety officer).
1 Rescue (with cascade), second Rescue/HazMat.
On 2nd alarms, I am not sure what the protocol is for responding units, or criteria. I can guess, but would rather not.
NOTE: Most apartment buildings and known multiple story buildings have a second truck dispatched by the IC Bat Chief after being dispatched. As well, the Medical Supervisor may be dispatched, or self dispatched.