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    Is anyone using T-Cards for structural firefighting?

    If so, did you use stock cards or did you have cards made up?

    I've used them in wildland fire and want to bring this to the structural/MCI world. However, the NIFC cards are not really that applicable.

    Any thoughts? Vendors? Did someone already skin this cat?

    Thanks
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  • #2
    Ummm...

    what is a "t" card?
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    • #3
      thanks Ron I was wondering the same thing ..................over we use "Q" cards !
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      • #4
        Cards???? We use cards here - high hand gets the pipe, first ace gets first watch...... What the hell are you talking about?
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        • #5
          "T" cards are status posting cards color coded to show what type of unit, how is it staffed and who is on it. ie- a "rose" (red) colored card is an engine company. They are "T" shaped so they fit into a pouch type of holder so you can look at it and atleast see the top. You can then pull them out and update as needed.

          Out here in CA, you will see them mostly on wildland fires. I will try to post a picture of one tomorrow.
          Last edited by CALFFBOU; 02-07-2007, 10:28 PM.

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          • #6
            I was thinking the same thing.......full house beats 3 of a kind, flush beats a straight......

            Our county emergency government director gave each agency an incident command board that hangs right on your steering wheel with little magnetic tags for each unit in our department, and then some mutual aid agencies as well.

            I checked them out, very expensive about $400 each.

            http://www.superiortrademark.com/amer/dashboard.htm
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            Township Fire Dept., Inc.
            Eau Claire, WI

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            • #7
              LOL...

              T-cards are a way of tracking resources on an incident. The card has the resource name, type, etc.

              Wouldn't need it on most calls, but on the larger incidents it helps.

              It's also being taught in the I-300 and I-400 classes here in New Jersey.

              Thanks
              Ken

              Here is a link to a card used for wildland fire.

              http://www.wilcochiefs.org/ICS219_2.pdf
              I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

              "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

              "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ChiefKN View Post
                LOL...

                T-cards are a way of tracking resources on an incident. The card has the resource name, type, etc.

                Wouldn't need it on most calls, but on the larger incidents it helps.

                It's also being taught in the I-300 and I-400 classes here in New Jersey.

                Thanks
                Ken

                Here is a link to a card used for wildland fire.

                http://www.wilcochiefs.org/ICS219_2.pdf
                'Round these parts they call 'em Run Cards. They will have the "kill tags" of each member of the vehicle's crew. We carry three sets. One for the "car" which stays onboard the entire shift, one for the OIC who carries it for the entire shift, and the last one is presented to the IC at any major incident.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
                  'Round these parts they call 'em Run Cards. They will have the "kill tags" of each member of the vehicle's crew. We carry three sets. One for the "car" which stays onboard the entire shift, one for the OIC who carries it for the entire shift, and the last one is presented to the IC at any major incident.
                  We have these as well. Accountability Tags, each firefighter wears two. One goes on the apparatus and one goes at the entrance to the IDLH (Immediate danger to life/health) area.

                  T-Cards are monitored at the command post in more of a tactical approach as opposed to an accountability point.

                  As clear as mud, right?

                  Thanks
                  I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

                  "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

                  "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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                  • #10
                    Clear as always LOL. I've only seen the "board" at one incident - just a few weeks ago, fire in Tysons Corner Mall, and while the Command group was there doing their thing. I reported in with our Canteen truck but we got stood down pretty quick after that, so I didnt get to see much - tried to keep out of the way; too many white hats in one location.
                    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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