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    For those of you who do not provide EMS, what are your responsibilites on Motor vehicle accidents?

  • #2
    Originally posted by firemanaaron View Post
    For those of you who do not provide EMS, what are your responsibilites on Motor vehicle accidents?
    1) Scene / Life Safety. Including traffic if needed so EVERYONE goes home.

    2) Fire Suppression.

    3) Fluid control

    4) Assist EMS

    5) Assist LEO's

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    • #3
      1 scene safety

      2 immeadiate life threat

      3. extracation / fire suppression

      4. assist ems

      5. control leaking fluids

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      • #4
        control leaks, stabilization, extrication, ems support, safety, damage checks, etc.

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        • #5
          Life Safety
          Incident Stabilization
          Property Conservation
          Salvage and Overhaul

          Even though this mainly fits a fire scene, 3 or the 4 can apply to an MVA as well. Basic FFI stuff.

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          • #6
            1. scene size up
            2. fire suppression
            3. control leaks
            4. assist rescue and ambulance in extrication and patient care
            we have first responders and emt's who help the ambulance. those not ems help rescue and maintain scene safety.
            police handle traffic
            2009 Warren County Firefighter of the Year

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            • #7
              Annoying the state police
              Co 11
              Virginia Beach FD

              Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong. Which one are you?

              'The fire went out and nobody got hurt' is a poor excuse for a fireground critique.

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              • #8
                Extrication
                fire suppresion
                helicopter landing zone
                traffic control
                assist ems, lifting, other
                scene safety

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DocVBFDE14 View Post
                  Annoying the state police
                  I think that is a given. Great post!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KevinFFVFD View Post
                    police handle traffic
                    I was only on a volunteer department for 3 years and the cops in Kentucky never handled traffic from what I saw.They were too busy running out measuring tapes,taking pictures and writing tickets for whoever was at fault.
                    Those in blue rookie FD helmets were waving traffic around.If it were a big highway blocker,county Department of Emergency Services would bring barricades and an arrow sign so even the most avid cellphone user would get the idea.
                    We did have a good relationship with KSP and the county SO.On the highway,FD did all the above mentioned jobs-firesuppression,stabilizing the wreck,extrication,EMS,etc.It was only when a suburb PD heading home in his patrol car that happened on scene and thought he was in charge no matter what that we had troubles.
                    Last edited by doughesson; 02-13-2007, 01:44 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by doughesson View Post
                      I was only on a volunteer department for 3 years and the cops in Kentucky never handled traffic from what I saw.They were too busy running out measuring tapes,taking pictures and writing tickets for whoever was at fault.
                      Those in blue rookie FD helmets were waving traffic around.If it were a big highway blocker,county Department of Emergency Services would bring barricades and an arrow sign so even the most avid cellphone user would get the idea.
                      We did have a good relationship with KSP and the county SO.On the highway,FD did all the above mentioned jobs-firesuppression,stabilizing the wreck,extrication,EMS,etc.It was only when a suburb PD heading home in his patrol car that happened on scene and thought he was in charge no matter what that we had troubles.
                      well it is different everywhere you go. we have a policy on how many firefighters and ems personnel respond to MVC's. so when you dont have many fire personnel there to start with we dont tie them up with traffic. however, if we do happen to have extra fire personnel on scene we will use them for traffic. besides that the PD handles it then they do their investigation if they have to.
                      2009 Warren County Firefighter of the Year

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                      • #12
                        Since every FD has practically the same responsibilities at all MVAs, Im thinking the question in the first post was more of a "Do you have assigned roles for each crew member at an MVA?" question than a general "What does your FD do at a wreck?"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DFW333 View Post
                          Since every FD has practically the same responsibilities at all MVAs, Im thinking the question in the first post was more of a "Do you have assigned roles for each crew member at an MVA?" question than a general "What does your FD do at a wreck?"
                          well to answer that question, since my department is volunteer, meaning you never know really which firefighters will be on scene, we do not really have "assigned" positions. when en-route we will determine who is responsible for what, and by the time we get on scene we know who is responsible for what.
                          2009 Warren County Firefighter of the Year

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                          • #14
                            As a volunteer, we've pretty much assigned responsibilities enroute, BUT we are trying to develop a set of SOPs assigning responsibilities per seat assignment. The major problem there is not knowing how many will show up. We might run one MVA with a full crew of five in the engine and the next MVA have only three.

                            Our major responsibilities are life safety/scene stability (including traffic control), extrication/fire suppression, fluid spills, and assist EMS. At night, we also provide lights for the investigation and cleanup

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                            • #15
                              MVA Responsibilities

                              My department does the follwoing:
                              1. Scene size up
                              2. Establish safe working area
                              3. Stabilization and extrication
                              4. Fire suppression
                              5. Fluid control
                              6. Assist EMS (First Responders w/ department)

                              --we leave traffic control to the police and/or county fire police--
                              NJ Firefighter/EMT

                              "Snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy." - Jude 1:23a

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