Firefighter Training Drill: Safety Officer: Time Management

05/15/2013
Fire drill by Forest Reeder The clock at an incident is a very important thing to monitor. The safety officer can perform several critical safety observations relating to time. Use of a dispatch based time tracking announcement may be helpful in making everyone at the incident more aware of their surroundings. Air management, length of time a fire has been burning, progress indicators inside a building can all be measured against an elapsed time clock. The major variable however is always the time the fire was burning before the fire department was notified. This is a major safety point that needs to be estimated and placed into some of the time related observations that a safety officer ...

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