Re-Writing SOG's.....Single Family Dwelling
Hey All- I am new to the forums but want to jump in right away and ask for some help. Our shift is re-writing our department SOG on single family dwelling fires. The old SOG was pretty basic and up for alot of interpretation. Consequently, we often seem to have 3 different fire departments at our firehouse. Here is a quick rundown about us
Ohio City of 20,000
One Station, 7 guys per shift with call back of off duty for fires.
2700+ calls per year
22 full-time including Chief
Each shift has a Captain in a command vehicle
Engine with Lt., Driver and 2 firefighters
if up to full staffing: 2 man Ladder
We are looking at addressing truck placement and here is where we are hanging up;
We "bring our water to the fire" if we see smoke we lay in and do a forward lay from the hydrant and then the engine pulls past the house.
We have tried different way to get the ladder to the front of the house but I am curious about how other departments do this.
1.When the engine lays in, it basically block the ladder from following the engine in.
Should the engine pull up short and the ladder come from the other direction and take the front?
2.Should the engine NOT hit the plug and the ladder (Quint) lay into the engine and take the front of the house? (I don't like that option as well)
our first engine has to lay in because off-duty help is not guaranteed and our next engine is from the neighboring city UNLESS they are on a medic run etc.
How do other depts. do it?
I really appreciate the input:)