As fire fighters we all know that when our communities call for help families trust the resources will arrive to safely and quickly put the fire out. When fewer fire fighters arrive we know the multitude of tasks that must be done happen at a much slower pace.
We know that many urban departments have resources to handle large calls, many tasks being done simultaneously by many fire fighters. Fire fighters in smaller departments may sometimes have to do multiple tasks consecutively to get the job done. Even with the differences fire fighters know that whatever resources we have at hand, we will ALWAYS work to save lives and preserve property and the environment to the best of our abilities.
No matter the size of a department, fire fighters and fire departments should all strive to meet the targets of NFPA 1710. Timely call processing, timely response, initial crew sizes and total fire fighters on scene. The standard is built on studies and science to complete life-critical fire ground tasks in a timely fashion that will save lives and property and keep fire fighters safe.
The standards are not mandatory, but knowing the data, experimentation and given our experience we can easily understand the goals of 1710 in a single family home. Establish a water supply, enter and find and control the fire, search for victims, ventilate, and have strong command and safety teams all must be completed or provided. NFPA 1710 is an efficient response model for the community served and it is recognized by fire departments as industry best practice.
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