RESPONSE TO A REPORT OF A MISSING FIREFIGHTER

RESPONSE TO A REPORT OF A MISSING FIREFIGHTER

  • Always assume the firefighter is lost in the hazard zone until proven otherwise.
  • Immediately send fresh rescue crews to the last reported work area of the missing firefighter.
  • Immediately initiate a call to account for all members.
  • Immediately call for additional resources/additional alarm, including a medical component.
  • A change of strategy to a major rescue effort may be required.

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