Chapter 2 . Fire Department Organization, Command, and Control. Introduction. This chapter covers: Department organization into companies Companies divided into functions Engine, ladder, truck companies Rescue or hazardous materials companies Division of work assignments
Fire Department Organization, Command, and Control
The Midway Fire Department is organized to deliver fire prevention, fire suppression (extinguishment), and rescue services to the citizens of its protection area. This
will include response to conduct vehicle extrication, hazardous materials mitigation, and basic life support emergency
The Midway Fire Department is organized to deliver fire prevention, life safety, fire suppression (extinguishment), and rescue services to the citizens of its protection area.
This will include response to conduct vehicle extrication, hazardous materials mitigation, confined space rescue, advanced life support emergency medical services, disaster response, and fire life safety code enforcement.
fire department shows the division of work assignments
and chain of command.
Figure 2-5 Different from most organizational charts, this organizational structure shows the interdependence of the community, fire department, governing body, and firefighters.
Figure 2-7 Some positions available to firefighters are (A) rescue specialist, (B) paramedic, and (C) hazardous materials technician.
Figure 2-6 The firefighter is the individual who makes a department operate.
Figure 2-16 Some fire departments utilize unique characters such as E.D.I.T.H. the Clown to help children relate to the message of fire prevention.
Figure 2-18 Training must be a continuing function in all fire departments regardless of size or area served. (Courtesy of Eastern Oklahoma Technology Center)
Figure 2-19 Trench rescue is one of many specialized operations requiring additional equipment and training.
Figure 2-21 This chart of a typical incident command system shows the modular organization necessary to manage an incident.
Figure 2-25 Organizational structure showing the managerial level for an incident.
Figure 2-26 Tactical worksheets provide the incident commander with a guide for managing an incident.