Fire Commentary: Teamwork in Accountability

07/03/2008
By Tino A. YaccichAccountability is rapidly becoming an important part of every scene. More and more people realize the usefulness and importance of having a dedicated accountability officer on every incident scene. I am talking about having TRUE accountability of ALL personnel operating at the incident, not just those in the "hot zone" or in an IDLH (immediate danger to life and health) atmosphere, but everyone. Accountability is not only an incident commander's (IC) responsibility, but that of every member of the agency. Yes, although those in charge are responsible to set the policies, and our officers are responsible to ensure they are implemented, it is up to each and every one of us...

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