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    Question Side Alpha

    Can Somebody Explain Sides Alpha,bravo,charlie, And Delta


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    At are department the names are as followed:

    Alpha - Is the front of the building or addresse side of the building. then it goes around clock-wise.


    Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta.
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    Alpha = primary staging side (Side of first due appliance)

    bravo -> delta are then named going around the structure clockwise from this position


    We have this definition as you don't always enter from the front (street front) of a structure particulary in industrial areas

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    Alpha is usually the front of the building, although thats not always the case...

    The Alpha side of the building is the addressed side of the building.



    If you have a birds eye View of the building it would look like this:

    --------------- A
    -------------D---- B
    --------------- C
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMtnsFirey View Post
    Alpha = primary staging side (Side of first due appliance)
    Is the toaster, the oven, or the dishwasher first due?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Is the toaster, the oven, or the dishwasher first due?
    Well I would hope it would be the toilet, because it's gonna be a long night if you're trying to use appliances!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Is the toaster, the oven, or the dishwasher first due?
    Heh, now thats some funny stuff. First time I've ever heard of a rig being known as an appliance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    Heh, now thats some funny stuff. First time I've ever heard of a rig being known as an appliance.
    That's what they call 'em overseas.
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    Yes down here in Australia (New South Wales) we define all trucks/pumps/telesquirt/support vehicles as appliances

    BTW a toilet is not an appliance unless it is electric (can be plugged in---thats how define you an appliance right).........so what sort of dunnies are you guys using?!?

    P.S Dunnie is Australian for toilet

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    I didn't know that's whay you called them down there. What's the significance of that word???

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    To be honest I have no idea..........but it only took me calling it a pump ONE time in front of an instructor to be forever corrected (THE PUMP IS IN THE APPLIANCE PROBIE!)

    Same lesson with air cylinder's NOT tanks (Fish and army guys live in tanks....air lives in cylinders)

    So Yep STILL NO IDEA xcpt thats what we are told to call em'







    and yet when we are on the radio its "comms this is Rescue pump 343"???????

    ANYONE ELSE CONFUSED???????:0


    or where us asking about "Dunny"

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    Why the FOOK would you PLUG IN a toilet????


    Oh wait I just figured it out- since you Aussies are upside-down you need an electric pump to have enough power to flush.
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    I've stayed in a hotel with a heated toilet, does that make it an appliance??

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    Can Somebody Explain Sides Alpha,bravo,charlie, And Delta
    C'mon, it's clear/plain text. Isn't that going to "save the world"?
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    Some places use the letters A, b , c and d to identify which side of the building they are talking about , others like here in New York , use numbers- 1,2,3,4.
    Both have the same meaning but it is important to no what side is what Letter or Number b4 u get on the radio and transmit a side , thats how things can get confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lad16der View Post
    Some places use the letters A, b , c and d to identify which side of the building they are talking about , others like here in New York , use numbers- 1,2,3,4.
    Both have the same meaning but it is important to no what side is what Letter or Number b4 u get on the radio and transmit a side , thats how things can get confusing.
    We also use numbers to designate the sides and letters to designate interior quadrants.

    Side 1 is the side on which primary entry is made. It is not always the street side, nor is it always the command post side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lad16der View Post
    Some places use the letters A, b , c and d to identify which side of the building they are talking about , others like here in New York , use numbers- 1,2,3,4.
    Both have the same meaning but it is important to no what side is what Letter or Number b4 u get on the radio and transmit a side , thats how things can get confusing.
    Heh, you guys would love our system--sides are alphas, exposures are numbers. So the exposure on Side A would be Exposure 1, Exposure on C would be Exposure 3. More commonly though, exposures become "the tank", "the house", "the car", etc.
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    Ha, we still use the "Front side" (command post), left side, right side, and of course, back side. They are only referred to as letters when someone actually thinks about saying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    Ha, we still use the "Front side" (command post), left side, right side, and of course, back side. They are only referred to as letters when someone actually thinks about saying it.
    I take it that if you say you need to force entry from the backside, people know exactly what it is your planning to do?!

    ...Or...

    "You need to vent from the backside."
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    I take it that if you say you need to force entry from the backside, people know exactly what it is your planning to do?!

    ...Or...

    "You need to vent from the backside."
    Of course, we have fun with those radio transmissions afterwards....
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