In the Fire service following instructions is of utmost importance. Not only is your life at risk if you fail to follow instructions, but you are also putting your fellow firefighters lives at risk. However, not all instructions given are life threatening but, are there to keep order and uniformity. The fire service is a paramilitary career meaning that it has a very strict standard on how things are done. When you are given a specific instructions, it is important to truly understand what your task is. This includes everything from your job at a structure fire to knowing what your morning chore will be. This is in order to properly due your job and, to ensure that no repeats of that same task are done. Going back to the point of you fellow
No sound strikes more fear and excitement in a firefighters heart, than when the screeching of an alarm echoes through the fire station. Those emotions intensify as we race to the ambulance as vague details of the call crackle over the radio. In those moments it is vital to compose yourself and harness those emotions and channel them into -------. As I sat at the station one night studying for an exam I had the next morning, the alarm began to ring out. In an instant I went from student to EMT and began on one of my most memorable calls. As dispatch relayed the details of single vehicle rollover with multiple passengers, we began to develop a plan.
The hospital policy for fire drills requires one drill per shift per quarter. The audit shows that there are some compliancy concerns regarding the fire drills. During third shift, for the first and third quarters, no fire drill occurred. Also, there was no fire drill on the second shift during the fourth quarter. Obviously, there should be further study to determine the cause for the compliancy issue vs. staffing deficiencies during third shift. Additionally, each department will have a safety monitor assigned to ensure the fire drills occur as per hospital policy. The safety monitor will complete a form documenting the staff involved in the fire drill, date, and time the drill took place and will keep a copy in the safety manual to be inspected monthly.
In our school we have our emergency procedures displayed at specific points around the setting so that no matter where you are there is a copy within easy view such as the toilets or the main office waiting area. These procedures state what to do in the event of a fire or evacuation. We carry out regular fire drills so that the children know what to expect and also to help us identify any issues with our procedure. The dates and time taken to carry out fire drills are recorded. We had our practice fire drill recently in our school and I was playing with some children in the nursery garden and we did not hear the fire drill outside, so when we took the children to the fire assembly point,
Fire Drills- This is vital to ensure staff has practiced emergency procedures. While auditing the fire drill history it was noted there were gaps in completing the required quarterly drill for each shift. The third shift lacked a drill in the first quarter and the third quarter. The fourth quarter was lacking a drill during the second shift. The area sited was EOC.
Having adequate resources, including personnel, equipment, and water is essential to a successful operation. Improper implementation of the ICS system, as well as not having accountability for the firefighters involved in a fire as large as the Pawtucket event, are serious safety issues that could have proved disastrous for the firefighters in this incident. Safety is the first rule in firefighting with the end goal that everyone goes
Applying the correct abstractions and generalizations to problems is essential to my position within my department. As a station captain in the Waco Fire Department, on the department's safety committee, and equipment committee; I assist in solving many problems that arise in the department. Serving on the equipment committee, we are expected to find solutions for the various needs of the department. As a member of the safety committee, we must look at ways to improve safe operations for department personnel and civilians.
Non-compliance regarding the fire drill data occurs on the 2nd and 3rd shifts; this is usually when there is no leadership present on the hospital campus. This would lead one to believe that the staff is only compliant with the drills when leadership is physically on the hospital campus to play “watchdog.” A solution to help this non-compliance behavior is to have leadership present during all hours and complete rounding to ensure staff is compliant with the drills. This is important because the drills have an effect on life safety.
Validity claims are deriving from the potentially unbalanced and discriminative approaches to determining ones capabilities through and within the City of Lakewood’s firefighter program. Claims of standardized equipment restricting the physical capabilities of one’s movement is effecting ones results, however, fire retardant boots and gloves are required for the protection of firefighters during the course of duty and should not be compromised. The main purpose is to ensure the individuals are mentally prepared, conditionally effective, and supplied with the abilities to endure prolonged periods of exposure to highly intensified situations. Although such requirements are demanding, strenuous and potentially hurtful, it is extremely vital that when delivering products of public
While the elementary school provided a short description of their emergency procedures, it stated that more information could be found in the Crisis Management Plan (also included in the Staff Handbook). What’s strange is that although a crisis management plan has been created, fire drills were not better described nor mentioned all; not even the sound signal to look for. In the event of a fire, younger students usually need more attention to care and calm down. Therefore, it would have been helpful to cover fire procedures more thoroughly. In the high school handbook, the
The study consisted of two groups, one who participated in the drills and a placebo controlled group. Seventy-four students from fourth, fifth and sixth grade took part. There were five main drills that were practiced, evacuation, reverse evacuation, lockdown, shelter-in-place and duck-cover-hold (Zhe, 2007). Subjects were observation during the drills and given post-tests afterward. The results were that the intervention group acquired the skill of safely relocate during a drill, they had higher post-test scores, and the anxiety lever was the same as those who ever in the placebo group (Zhe, 2007). This study helps show that having a school safety plan in place and practice will help the students acquire the knowledge they need to remain safe in a crisis and will not cause them unneeded
The first step is your perception of the situation that you are encountering at the moment of the emergence you have pulling up to. The firefighter needs to gather the information of how bad the patients are, how many ambulances will we need, and where to place the apparatus on the scene, and now where will we be taking all the patience’s. This has to be handled in minutes of pulling up to the emergency. Our
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a program called the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which provides training to citizens to respond to disasters, providing safe and effective assistance to professional emergency services (FEMA, 2016). The training is conducted over a 7-week span covering topics including disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, as well as disaster scenarios. The mission of the CERT program is readiness when disaster strikes, moreover, it focuses on safety for everyone including the rescuer.
Training and development activities include: Inductions, Health & Safety training/law, organisation and delivery of training courses, structuring appraisals & Personal Development framework, holding, recording and updating training information and managing training budgets.