2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. Fire Department Safety: Chapter 1 Safety. Number 1 Rule:.
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Fire Department Safety:
Chapter 1 Safety
“Safety is the responsibility of everyone.” If you see something, say something. Just as well, everyone on-scene is a safety officer – leaders should provide the tools for even the probie to fill this role.”
The purpose of establishing a personnel accountability system is for the safe tracking and accounting of all members operating within the “Hazard Zone” of an incident. The “Hazard Zone” is any area that is potentially or immediately dangerous to life and health and/or any area that could cause a member to be lost, trapped, or injured by environmental or structural condition changes.
The Incident Commander is responsible for overall accountability during an incident and will determine the level of accountability that will be utilized during the incident.
Level I Accountability:
It will be controlled and coordinated by one person who will advise on the appropriate TAC channel, “all units stand by for a PAR.” Each unit will be asked for a PAR in the following manner and acknowledge, “Engine 7-A, acknowledge the PAR,” an appropriate response would be “Engine 7-A, Code 4 (or OK), side 3.”
If a crew has been split for assignments to different functions or areas, it will be the responsibility of the company officer or supervisor to assure that all members of his/her crew are accounted for.