1. #1
    NFDLT55
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    Question What is your departments typical response?

    I was just wondering what your departments typical response to a structure fire?

    Our is as follows:
    Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm
    (all companies)
    5 Engines 2 Ladders 2 Squad (Heavy Rescue's)
    All Other times:
    2 Engines 1 Ladder 1 Squad (Heavy Rescue
    For a working structure fire:
    Whatever command needs Command gets, i.e. mutual aid, add'l engine, add'l ladder, add'l heavy rescue and so on..

    [This message has been edited by NFDLT55 (edited 02-24-2001).]

  2. #2
    Engine 101
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    The typical response to a structure fire for the Monrovia Fire Department is Two Monrovia Engine Companys, One mutual aid engine, One Paramedic Unit, One Truck and a Battalion Chief

    Engine 101
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  3. #3
    Fire Line
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    Cool

    Shuswap VFD responds with 2 engines, 2 tenders, 1 support and if enough manpower our reserve engine. We can call on 3 other departments for mutual aid if needed.

  4. #4
    Dalmatian90
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    Cool

    Our department & two automatic mutual aid departments roll full assignments. Varies a little depending on which area of town, but typically --
    4 Engine-Tanks, each about 1500gpm/1000gwt
    3 Engines or Hose Tenders, each with 2500' or more of 5"
    1 Ladder
    1 Heavy Rescue, w/TIC
    2 Medium Rescues, one w/cascade
    1 Ambulance

  5. #5
    First-Due
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    3 Engine
    1 Ladder
    1 Rescue (Ambulance)
    1 Chief
    1st Alrm

  6. #6
    hazmat961
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    3 Engines
    1 Truck
    1 Rescue
    1 Squad
    1 Air Truck(Mutual aid)

    Hazmat961 http://uvfd.homestead.com/home.html

  7. #7
    ac52
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    Bristol Borough Fire Dept. Bristol, Pa. box cards call for the following:

    Tactical Box (dwelling, small structure)
    3 Engine cos.
    1 Ladder co.

    Full Box (building, apt or confirmed dwelling)
    4 Engine cos.
    2 Ladder cos.
    1 Heavy Rescue
    1 Medic

    A FAST team is dispatched from Burlington City, NJ. on all confirmed jobs


  8. #8
    BayRidge60
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    1ST Alarm - Bay Ridge Fire
    3 Engines
    1 Rescue
    1 Tanker
    1 Ambulance (Bay Ridge EMS)

    Multiple Alarm -
    1. FAST Team from Queensbury Central
    2. Our fire district is made up of different zones with a mutual aid plan for each zone, which the county communications center has on file. When requesting multiple alarms, the IC only needs to request for that specific zone. Ex. - "Bay Ridge Command to fire control...dispatch a 2ND and 3RD alarm assignment for Zone 4 to my location."

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    Glenn Ralston
    Firefighter/EMT-D
    Bay Ridge Fire-Rescue
    byrdg60@netscape.net

  9. #9
    Neptune 33
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    The normal 1st Alarm response in my company is:

    3 Engines
    2 Tankers
    1 Rescue
    1 Squad Air/Light
    1 Mini Attack

    The Truck is special request or when you strike the 2nd Alarm, now granted, all of the 1st alarm goes on with at least 3 companies in different towns, Thank goodness for mutual aid!

  10. #10
    ffnbs
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    Minimum shift staffing of 5; Max of 7
    1 rescue
    1 engine on residential

    1 rescue (2 ff/emtp)
    1 engine (3 ff)
    1 additional engine if staffing permits on commercial
    - if arrival comfirms a worker mutual aid is called and callback started for offduty.

  11. #11
    MB1213635
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    Street Assignment (single family dwellings)
    3 Engines
    1 Truck
    1 Rescue Squad
    1 Battalion Chief

    Box Alarm (multi family and other structures)
    4 Engines
    2 Trucks
    1 Rescue Squad
    1 Battalion Chief

  12. #12
    Frenchy
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    Talking

    Our respond with 2 engines, 2 tankers, 2 rescue squads. Anf if more is needed we have 5 more departments than can be called for more help.

    Frenchy
    Yves Bourgoin
    Take care

  13. #13
    MetalMedic
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    Depends on the structure and it's location.

    Single story residential:

    Inside hydrant area
    2 - Engines
    1 - Rescue
    1 - Squad

    Outside hydrant area
    1 - Engine
    1 - Tanker
    1 - Rescue
    1 - Squad

    2 - story residential:

    Inside hydrant area
    1 - Engine
    1 - Aeriel
    1 - Rescue
    1 - Squad

    Outside hydrant area
    1 - Engine
    1 - Tanker
    1 - Rescue
    1 - Squad

    Commercial or High Occupancy:

    Inside hydrant area
    2 - Engines
    1 - Aeriel
    1 - Rescue
    1 - Squad

    Outside hydrant area
    1 - Engine
    1 - Tanker
    1 - Rescue
    1 - Squad
    (Aerial may be called by the OIC along with additional alarms for tanker support)




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    Richard Nester
    Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.

  14. #14
    FIREMAN203
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    2 ENGINES
    1 TRUCK
    1 AIR & LIGHT TRUCK
    1 RIT UNIT
    2 SQUADS

  15. #15
    fayette dist #1
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    Our Dept.
    2 Engines
    1 Arial

    Automatic aid
    1 Engine

    Other mutuial aid
    1 Engine

  16. #16
    Chris309
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    Cool

    Full assignment for structural response:

    5 Engines
    2 Aerials (75' rearmount, 65' snorkel)
    1 Rescue
    3 Chiefs

    Upon confirmation of working fire:

    F.A.S.T. Team from closest Mutual Aid Department
    Medics and Ambulance for standby

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    Chris
    Hillcrest FD

    LEGAL INFO Any and all views I've expressed above and on this site are not representative of my department. They are my personal opinions and views.

  17. #17
    WTFDFF10
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    Our Volunteer dept. will "dump the house": 2 engines, 1 heavy squad, 1 command vehicle and 1 rescue squad (ambulance).

    Our neighbors in the Toledo F.D. dispatch 3 engine cos., 1 truck, 1 heavy squad, 1 Battalion Chief and 1 safety officer (plus an ALS "Life Squad" ambulance if it is an occupied structure) for a regular alarm (aka structure fire).

  18. #18
    esemans55
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    Thumbs up

    MAGNOLIA VOL.FIRE CO. DELAWARE. WE HAVE A RESPONSE OF 2 ENG. 1 RESCUE. 1 TANKER 6000 GAL . 1 AMBULANCE .

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  19. #19
    daysleeper47
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    Youngstown Fire Department responds:
    2-3 Engines (3 if the place is going goood)
    1 Ladder
    1 Rescue
    2 Battalions

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    Joe
    Daysleeper47
    "When the bell goes ding-ding, its time to get on the woo-woo."
    "Dusting desire - starting to learn. Walking through fire with out a burn..."

  20. #20
    AlexB892
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    First alarm for a house is 4 engines, 1 truck, 1 rescue, 1 ems unit, battalion chief. For a commercial building, apartment, or highrise, it's the same except 2 trucks instead of 1. Also for a highrise we send an extra battalion chief and sometimes an ems captain.


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    My opinions are not necessarily those of my department. I speak only for myself.

  21. #21
    FitzBFDT2
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    Structure Fire Response
    All Hands-Three(3) Engine Companies, One(1) Ladder Company, One(1) Battalion Chief and an additional engine Company as the Rapid Intervention Crew

    Second Alarm-One(1) Engine Company, One(1) Ladder Company, One(1) Battalion Chief and the Mask Service Unit. Also notified to respond is the Safety Battalion Chief and Chief of Department.

    Third Alarm-One(1) Engine Company and One(1) Ladder Company

    Fourth Alarm-Two(2) Engine Companies and One(1) Ladder Company and One(1) Battalion Chief. Out of this assignment, the Battalion, Ladder Company and one of the Engine Companies is from the Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department on Mutual Aid.

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    Kevin M. Fitzhenry, bfdt2@fitzhenry.com
    Firefighter, Truck Co. 2
    City of Bayonne (NJ) FD
    www.bayonnenj.org/fire/

  22. #22
    TXFIRE6
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    In Waco our response depends on what part of the city the call is in(due to different apparatus types).The usual procedure for a structure means that the dispatcher"pulls the hook" sending a full General Alarm assignment consisting of:

    4 Engines, 1 Aerial, 1 Rescue, and 1 Chief
    or
    2 Engines, 2 Quints, 1 Rescue, and 1 Chief
    or
    3 engines, 1 truck, 1 Quint, 1 Rescue, and 1 Chief

    * these are the normal responses, our dispatchers have full discretion to send more or less on the initial dispatch depending on information given, or possible "Target Hazard" calls.

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    Any Opinion expressed, are my own, and do not reflect my Department...RB

  23. #23
    johnnyrebel00
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    For a confirmed structure fire:

    3 Engines
    1 Tanker
    1 Rescue

    plus, a RIT team
    this brings another aerial, heavy rescue and engine

    Mutual Aid:
    1 Aerial
    multiple tankers

    Also, an ambulance and paramedic unit for standby

    [This message has been edited by johnnyrebel00 (edited 01-16-2001).]

  24. #24
    trumpeter75
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    3 Engines
    1 Ladder
    1 Rescue (when manpower permits)
    1 Squad


  25. #25
    benson911
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    Minimum manning = 8, staffing 2 engines and 1 ladder.
    We'll add a Medic if we have 2 or more guys than minimum.

    If we receive reports of, or see a good working fire in an industrial or commercial occupancy, we'll mutual aid Akron for an engine, ladder and Battalion Captain.

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