Leadership

MULTIAGENCY HIGH-RISE DRILL

Issue 4 and Volume 142.

MULTIAGENCY HIGH-RISE DRILL TRAINING NOTEBOOK THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT of downtown Sacramento, California during the past few years has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of high-rise buildings. In response to this trend, the Sacramento Fire Department conducted a multiagency high-rise drill last November. The exercise was repeated 15 times to accommodate the 1,500 fire service personnel from 17 fire departments throughout northern California that participated in the drill. The department wanted to accomplish several objectives through the drill: to make fire officers aware of their primary responsibilities when the Incident Command Structure is in effect; for officers to understand ICS terminology thoroughly; for officers to leave the drill with a working knowledge of all the command functions; to give members of different departments the opportunity to work together in achieving a common goal. to demonstrate the extreme physical demand placed on individuals operating at a multiagency high-rise incident.…

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