I am curious as to how other volunteer departments assign there accountability officer (AO) if you use one. Do you elected him as you would say a lieutenant or do you just assign someone on scene as the AO? Currently are DC and or Captain will take the AO at a scene, just curious if other departments have personel who are assigned as accountability officers?
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05-02-2004, 09:54 AM #1
who is your AO officer
05-02-2004, 10:53 AM #2
My dept takes the Jr guy and places him in the area of the door, and tells him to collect tags.put the wet stuff on the hot stuff.
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05-02-2004, 01:33 PM #3
In my dept the AO is whomever the IC designates on scene.Member IACOJ & IACOJ EMS Bureau
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05-02-2004, 02:14 PM #4
the safetly officer takes on the role of safety officer.
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05-02-2004, 06:26 PM #5
Whoever is capable, which means they must know what they are doing/be effecient, as well as not be doing something else (I.E., be free to do whatever).IACOJ
05-02-2004, 11:25 PM #6
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That is the safety officers job. If the safety officer is busy with other things then it is just somebody who can keep up with everything and knows what is going on.
05-02-2004, 11:46 PM #7
Our Chief deals with that.
Very occasionally, the pump man does it.
05-03-2004, 08:40 AM #8
hey Dr ............that safet man is pretty darn busy if he was to worry about safety and safety !!!!!!!! it is the same at our place too, safety becomes the accountability.IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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05-03-2004, 12:37 PM #9
Two tag system
We have a two tag system
We leave one of our tags on a ring in whatever vehicle we ride to the scene
The second tag goes to the accountablility officer, who often will be the pump op
When responding mutual aid, we give our tags to whoever the IC designates
The KISS principle should rule here. I've seen some convoluted systems.
05-03-2004, 02:55 PM #10
Most depts around me either have a set AO...or a couple people who do the job if the set AOIf someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
05-12-2004, 01:55 PM #11
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We use a system like pfd3501 mentioned. We place our tag on a ring inside the first compartment, drivers side, of the first-arrival apparatus (all apparatus have a ring). We put it there as we exit the apparatus and start pulling hose, gathering tools, etc.
The AO/IC then gathers the ring o' tags and starts making assignments (For smaller incidents, these are usually the same person). Per assignment, IC/ops then takes the tags off the master ring and place them on smaller rings in the command vehicle. The smaller rings correspond to particular duties. For example, if FF Jones and FF Smith are assigned to ventilation, their tags go on the "Ventilation" ring inside the command vehicle until they are reassigned or released. The AO can use this to see who is where.
05-12-2004, 06:42 PM #12
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Whomever the OIC decides on each incident. 3 tags per member with the first going onto the tag board located in the cab of each vehicle, the second tag is given to the AO after assignment. And we pray we never have to utilize the 3rd tag.
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