Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments
|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
This standard contains minimum requirements relating to the organization and deployment of fire suppression operations, emergency medical operations, and special operations to the public by volunteer and combination fire departments.
The requirements address functions and outcomes of fire department emergency service delivery, response capabilities, and resources.
This standard also contains minimum requirements for managing resources and systems, such as health and safety, incident management, training, communications, and preincident planning.
This standard addresses the strategic and system issues involving the organization, operation, and deployment of a fire department and does not address tactical operations at a specific emergency incident.
This standard does not address fire prevention, community education, fire investigations, support services, personnel management, and budgeting.
The purpose of this standard is to specify the minimum criteria addressing the effectiveness and efficiency of the volunteer and combination public fire suppression operations, emergency medical service, and special operations delivery in protecting the citizens of the jurisdiction.
Nothing herein is intended to restrict any jurisdiction from exceeding these minimum requirements.