New Brickington Fire/ Rescue

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Response Structure

Dispatch and Response Procedure

When there is a reported emergency the call is received by the central dispatch division, which is located at Station 1 (HQ).  Fire calls are transferred to the proper companies and the dispatcher sends the alarm to the companies over a paging system on the main fire dispatch frequency.  Information included usually consists of the company or companies that the alarm is for, address, any other additional info, and the time of the alert. 

When fire units call in route, dispatch acknowledges and records the time.  While in route dispatch will provide any other info received. 

Fire units will then arrive on scene and access the situation and advise dispatch of the situation.  At this point the commander on scene will either handle the call, cancel additional apparatus responding, or request additional units to respond.  The units on scene will then be assigned a Tactical Channel (TAC) for operations.. 


-Response Structure

  1. First Alarm:  Possible Building Fire:  1 Engine, 1 Truck
                           Box Alarm (Confirmed Fire):  2 Engines, 1 Squad, 1 Truck, 1 Battalion Chief
  2. Second Alarm:  3 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Rescue, 1 Squad Engine, 1 Battalion Chief
  3. Third Alarm:  4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Rescue, 1 Squad Engine, 1 Battalion Chief,  Mutual Aid:  1 Engine, 1 ladder
  4. Fourth Alarm:  5 Engines, 3 Trucks, 1 Rescue, 1 Squad Engine, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Tour Commander, Department Chief, all off duty personnel on call-back, Mutual Aid:  2 Engines, 2 Ladders, 1 Rescue
  5. Fifth Alarm: 5 Engines, 3 Trucks, 1 Rescue, 1 Squad Engine, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Tour Commander, Department Chief, all off duty personnel on call-back, Mutual Aid:  3 Engines, 2 Ladders, 1 Rescue, 1 special service truck

 

High Rise Building Fire

  1. Equivalent of a third alarm.
  2. Additional alarms follow standard response structure

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) 

  1. MVA w/ injuries or fluid clean up:  1 engine
  2. MVA with entrapment:  1 rescue, 1 engine, 1 battalion chief

Car Fire

  1. 1 engine

Nuisance Calls

  1. 1 company

Collapse Rescue

  1. 1 engine, 1 ladder, 1 squad engine or  rescue, 1 battalion chief

Water Rescue

  1. 1 engine, 1 rescue, 1 boat, 1 battalion chief

CO Alarm or Odor of Gas

  1. 1 engine or 1 truck

Medical Alarms

  1. 1 company

Hazardous Materials Incidents

  1. Level 1:  1 engine, 1 ladder, 1 battalion chief
  2. Level 2:  2 engines, 1 ladder, 1 battalion chief, 1 rescue
  3. Level 3: 3 Engines, 1 ladder, 1 battalion chief, 1 rescue, haz-mat trailer

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