Section III-4

Riding Assignments

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Purpose:  To establish guidelines for personnel

Scope:   The following are guidelines for riding assignments, responsibility and tool selection for  Three Star Fire Department.  These are basic guidelines; actual tasks and tool assignments are to be determined by the Lieutenant or Acting Officer based upon the nature of the specific incident and the unit’s tasks as assigned by the Chief or other Incident Commander.  The following assignment guidelines and their respective radio identifiers are as follows:

Engine Crew – Fire Calls

This applies to both Engine 31 and Engine 32 when responding to a reported fire.  This can include structure fires, car fires, brush or grass fires, etc.  The basic assignments and radio identifiers are similar for both engines, regardless of which is first due to the particular type of incident.
 

Engine or Rescue Crew – Extrication Calls

This applies to primarily Rescue 3, with secondary responsibility to Engine 32, as it carries most of the rescue and extrication equipment.  The basic assignments and radio identifiers are similar for both engines, regardless of which is first due to the particular type of incident.  When Rescue 3 responds to an extrication incident, the same assignments and radio identifiers apply, with the exception of Nozzle and Layout.  A minimum of two firefighters from the second due apparatus responding to extrication incidents shall be assigned to traffic control if no law enforcement is available.

Engine Crew – Investigations

This applies to both Engine 31 and Engine 32 when responding to automatic alarms or other alarms where there is no sign or indication of fire upon arrival.  The first due unit is tasked with investigating and determining the source of alarm.

Rescue 3

The assignments for Rescue 3 when responding to extrication incidents have already been outlined above.  The assignments listed below apply when responding to a working structure fire, as a second truck company performing Ventilation operations, as a manpower squad..