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Incident Size Up Joe Lachowski Grand Teton National Park Joe_Lachowski@nps.gov
Incident Size Up Say it like it is
NEED FOR A LOGICAL THOUGHT PROCESS
Develop a decisionmaking process you go through from dispatch through making the initial decisions on the incident scene. Some of the more frequently used methods are: Scream and panic Moth to flame Stand and stare Transfer command
High demand to take immediate action. Limited resources on arrival. Many decisions to be made with minimal information. Radio traffic at its peak. The Emergency Scene Can be Confusing
Life safety, incident stabilization, and property conservation. Incident Priorities
A rapid mental evaluation of various factors related to an emergency incident.
What should initial size-up include? What do I have?
What should initial size-up include? What do I have? Where is it going?
Be Pessimistic Murphy’s Law is always on the incident.
What should initial size-up include? What do I have? Where is it going? How do I control it?
Brief Initial Report First-arriving unit should paint a vivid word picture of conditions.
What do I have? Incident description Building description and occupancy type Description of conditions
What am I doing? Actions being taken
What do I need? Instructions to other responding resources. Request for additional resources.
Who is in Command? Designate who has command. Designate command by incident name. Eliminates confusion during simultaneous alarms.
Pickup extrication Explosion Middle of the night MCI
Develop an attack plan –Communicate in the order you want it accomplished
Ongoing Analysis of the Progress of the Incident What has happened? What is happening? What is going to happen?
Ongoing Analysis of the Progress of the Incident Determine if current plan is working. Identify changes or modifications that may need to be made to action plan.
Initial incident commander Size up Report on conditions Action (attack) plan Size up
Size up scenarios Give initial report on conditions
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Van Accident M1 respond to Highway 1 for a report of a van verses a tree.
Smoke showing E2, M2 respond to College Dorms for a smoke alarm with smoke showing.
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Highway accident M1 respond to Interstate 80 for a report of a two vehicle accident, unknown injuries.
Loud Crunch M1 respond to the area of 123 Homeowner Drive for a report of a loud crunch heard next door. No further information at this time.
MVA E2, M2 respond to the Corner Convenience Store for a report of a MVA involving a bus, unknown injury, unknown road blockage.
K-Mart Fire E1, E2 respond to K-Mart for a report of a fire.
Stuck in the Water E1 respond to 123 Homeowner Drive for a report of a vehicle stuck in the water. Unknown injuries, no further information at this time.
Trapped M1, E1 respond to the PD parking lot for a report of a person trapped inside a vehicle. Unknown injury or mechanism at this time.
Vehicle Fire E2 respond to 123 Homeowner Drive for a report of a vehicle fire.
Truck v. Car M1 respond to 555 Construction Drive for a report of a truck verses car, unknown specifics.
Homeowner Drive E1, E2, M1 respond to Homeowner Drive for a report of a small garage fire, unknown occupants.
Rollover M1 respond to Sagebrush Drive for a report of a single vehicle rollover.
Mansion Fire E1, E2, E42, M1, M2 respond to McMansion Drive for a report of a structure fire, unknown occupants.
Pizza Fire E2, E1, M2, M1 respond to Leeks Pizza for a structure fire, flames showing, unknown occupants trapped.
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Construction Fire E1, E2, E42, M1, M2 respond to Buffalo Valley Road for a report of a structure fire. Building is a large structure under construction. All workers are reported to be clear at this time.
JLL Dorm Fire E1, E2, M1, M2 respond to College Dorm 7 for a report of smoke showing. Security is not on scene. Unknown extent or occupants.
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Any Questions? Joe Lachowski National Park Service Joe_Lachowski@nps.gov