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The Model Incident Command System Series PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Issue 11 and Volume 137.

The Model Incident Command System Series PERFORMANCE STANDARDS This is the fifth in a series of articles on incident command. Here, the authors discuss the importance of having a time standard by which to gauge the efficiency of company units. What is the average number of personnel typically responding on your pumper and ladder companies? Are there two, three, four, or more firefighters on the unit when it arrives at the incident? Now, how many of you are associated with a “good” fire company, one that has a high performance level on the fireground? Odds are that few of us believe that we’re associated with a “bad” fire company. But, how do we determine what a “good” fire company is? As an experiment, ask some of your fellow firefighters to estimate how long it would take your company to complete the following evolution using the typical manning for your company:…

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