Thread: Decision Making Procedures
05-20-2002, 03:24 AM #1dkny119Firehouse.com Guest
Decision Making Procedures
I am a fireman in Taiwan
I`d like to know the Decision Making Procedures in your service.
Please answer five Questions below and fill out the personal profile.
A fireman in Taiwan
1.What is the Size-up process of Fire Command?
2.How to determine the ATTACK PLAN?
3.What kind of situation will the Fireground Commander make the sound for retreat and the reason to determine such actions?
4.What is a successful Fire Command?
5.What are the factors of a successful Fire Command?
Dept. in service
years of fire service
years of managerial level
record of schooling
A Fireman in Taiwan
05-22-2002, 05:34 PM #2
Ok I will give it a go if no one else will.
1. PF1 to PF10
Where 1 is the amount of force required and PF is the Pucker Factor.
2. NOTHF or OSIB protocol applies
"Nock It On The Head Fast" or "Oh S#$T Its Big"
Time Between Beers. part two of Question was just answered.
4. "MAKE UP"
5. One that gets a good from the crew.
05-22-2002, 10:43 PM #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2001
Disclaimer:: These methods are the ones that I use myself, I do not proclaim them to be the best in all respects, but they have served me well.
1. My size up on scene consists of communicating the following:
Who am I
What do I have
What am I doing
What do I need
Who and where is command
Example: Truck 21 on scene of a wood frame single family dwelling
With smoke showing from side 1, Truck 21 is Command on side
1, requesting regular alarm.
2. Attack plan in most circumstances is easy, get in quick, get in
under the heat, and put water to the seat. If it's too big to
handle, hit it hard from the yard ie... Blitz and then go
3. The decision to withdraw, or evacuate, (and yes, they are
different) is sometimes harder to make. When I am in command
and I feel it in my gut that things are going bad, or I start
to not understand what is happening and why, I'm going to call
them out. Unless I have assurances from my interior companies
and my sector officers that things are in hand. If I see what
I consider to be a true, immediate life hazard like collapse,
possible conflagration hazard, I call the evacuation order. and
just for the record, withdraw vs. evacuate is like this....
Withdraw = gather your tools and exit the structure for
formation of plan B..
Evacuate = drop your tools, grab your hose, and you're
team members and run!
4. A successful fire commanded is one where everyone goes home and
the fire goes out.
5. Factors (IMHO) for successful fire command is
1. Command keeps his head and listens to his company officers! or
2. Know what you're dealing with and watch for changing fireground
3. Listen to your company officers/ Sector officers
4. Last but not least... LISTEN TO YOUR COMPANY OFFICERS/SECTORS!
** Do we see a pattern developing here?
18 years in Service 13 career, 5 volly
5 years managerial
Certifications FF1,2,App.Op. FO 1,2, Inst. 1,2
Not done with Assoc. Degree,, (I'll finish it when they drag me
Kicking and Screaming to the Math classes...)
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