Minimum staffing for rescue units
I am a Captain on a dept that has three shifts of six, with two stations. Responding a three man ladder, two man pumper and one man rescue squad.
My situation is that S.O.P. only allows us to respond a one man rescue unit to reported 10-48's and only when this unit arrives and gives size up and request extra personal or reports that an extrication is needed are we allowed to respond other units.
Is this a standard nation wide response for a rescue unit in citys of forty thousand or are we seriously putting ourselves in and our community at risk?
This is serious stuff for us please let us hear from you.