New rules on 3rd alarm fires

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New rules on 3rd alarm fires

Post by Turbo » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:33 pm

Heard on the scanner last night that due to a new rule being implemented, only a D.O. can stand down an ICV in a fire classified as a 3rd Alarm (and above I assume)

As many of you know, you will often here a fire classified as a 3rd alarm but ICV not required. Apparently that has changed now. A D.O. has to turn out and then he can stand them down if need be.

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Re: New rules on 3rd alarm fires

Post by Zebedee » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:06 am

Interesting info and thanks for sharing. I guess it's an attempt to standardise the response to a fire of a certain classification. Much like a Zone 2 or 2A response, you just know that a certain level of turnout will be initiated.
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Re: New rules on 3rd alarm fires

Post by Nafenn » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:21 pm

Makes sence to me... considering 3rd alarm is an automatic turnout for the ICV in theory
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Re: New rules on 3rd alarm fires

Post by Turbo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:17 am

It seems they have already given up on the "rule" anyway.

Have heard several ICV's stood down by the station officer since then.

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