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1 The Boots on the Frontline Ray Morris Scottsdale Fire Department Engineer/Paramedic Emergency/Disaster Preparedness MA

2 How are decisions make in the frontline? The 9-1-1 call is the starting point – The information gathered by call taker Type of emergency: Fire, MVA, Heart Attack, Explosion Number of individuals endanger/injured &/or at risk The number of 9-1-1 calls received Enhanced 9-1-1, reversed 9-1-1, the New Digital 9-1-1 Dispatch/Response Policies: Phoenix Volume 2 – Number & Types of Units Ladder Trucks, Pumpers, Rescues, Technical Rescue, Haz Mat – High Risk Structure, Pre-plan information Dispatch the closest units: Computer Aid Dispatching – Automatic Aid – regardless of City/Juristically Boundary's – Premise Alert, PTI


4 MCT Screen CAD – Changes color (yellow) to indicate additional info: PTI, Premise Alerts Map – Star indicates Incident Location – Arial View: buildings, streets – Location Hydrants – Location of Units Reference Info – Pertaining to MCT Usage Hospitals – Status of area Hospitals Resource List – Units assigned to this incident AVL Snap Shot – GPS display of Units Current Dispatch PTI – Information gathered from dispatcher pertaining to this call Premise Alert – Info: HX Violence, Info from PD, HX of lift assist (info from previous Fire Units) RMS Premise – Tactical Info specific to the address Map Premise – Digital Photos

5 What’s taking place in the Fire Truck while they’re in-route? Personal are familiar with their ‘first due’ – Engine Company Survey’s – Preplans: high risk structure & occupancies Mobil Computer Terminal: MCT – Displays location of units: GPS – Arial Shot display an Arial view of the area – Buildings that have a preplan will be displayed – P.T.I., Map Premise, RMS Premise, Premise Alert Crew is developing a action plan of what they’re going to do.

6 Risk Management Plan We will risk our lives a lot to protect savable lives. We will risk our lives a little to protect savable property We will not risk our lives at all to save what is all ready lost


8 Pre-Plan Enables Emergency Responders to have a plan of action before the incident occurs Provides important information: building layout, hazards, built in fire protection systems, entrances/exits, elevators/stairs All High Risk Structures – Construction Type – Fire Load – Type of Business & Occupancy – Special Considerations


10 Offensive – Defensive - Marginal Take the fire from the people or the people from the fire? Shelter in place or evacuation? What resources are needed? – To mitigate the hazard – To evacuate individuals – To Shelter or Evacuate Support Operations

11 Multiple Alarms Not just getting more fire trucks Unified Command: One person in-charge – Incident Command System: FEMA – Plan for addressing the incident – Where everyone works together Activating social services – Advise them of situation & # of individuals Alerting Utility Services, Hospitals

12 Occupants Emergency Action Plan A Critical Part of getting everyone home safely – Firefighters, Occupants & Staff Occupants know they’re plan, firefighters won’t to support it & work with it – Push wheelchairs, beds, carry individuals – We just need a safe location to get everyone too We can supplement on-site resource – We don’t supply of them




16 So what can you do? Have your own plan – Be self sufficient for 72 - 96 hours – Support your employees to have their own plan Reach out to your local Fire Department – Invite them to come to a tour – Education them about your facility & it’s uniqueness – Ask our Fire Dept. to create a ‘pre-plan’ for your occupancy – Get your information into their system: Premise Alert – Conduct an evacuation drill Invite Fire Department to participate Develop your own sheltering location – Partner with other facilities – Preplan transportation means



19 The Boots on the Frontline want to Help You: that’s why they got into the profession What to do the right thing – First Responder are learning how to support the functional needs population – Learn how to do a better job, be more affective Give the extra effort to make a difference Save a life, property Give the effort, endure the pain to help someone they don’t even know - YOU

20 A Fire Fighters Life Is like a scrap book of pictures of all the emergency calls they’ve been on through out their career. The hardest memories to deal with are the incidents that don’t have a positive outcome. Help your local fire fighters help you, have your own emergency action plan.

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