Wikis in Progress

  • Authorized Use of Fire Department Vehicles Assigned to a Facility or Division

    Purpose: 

    This order:

    • reaffirms department and City of Chicago vehicle policies with regard to the use of Chicago FIre Department (CFD) vehicles;
    • outlines when companies can leave quarters and by whose authority;
    • rescinds General Order 07-003: Authorized Use of Fire Department Vehicles; and
    • becomes effective January 24, 2013
  • Authorized Use of Fire Department Vehicles Assigned to a Facility or Division

    Purpose: 

    This Order: 

    1. Reaffirms department and City of Chicago vehicle policies with regard to the use of Chicago Fire Department (CFD) vehicles; 
    2. Outlines when companies can leave quarters and by whose authority;
    3. Rescinds General Order 07-003: Authorized Use of Fire Department Vehicles; and 
    4. Becomes effective January 24, 2013.
  • Change of Quarters Protocols

    Purpose: 

    This Order:

    1. Clarifies policy on Change of Quarters Protocols;
    2. Defines the responsibilities to ensure compliances with this order;
    3. Rescinds Operations Order 08-010, Change of Quarter Protocols, dated October 24, 2008; and
    4. Becomes effective August 15, 2013.
  • Chicago Fire Department Driver's Training Field Evolutions

    Purpose: 

    Field Evolution #1-Straight Line Exercise:

    1. To familiarize the emergency vehicle driver with operating the vehicle within close quarters both in forward and reverse directions at a steady speed.
    2. To enable the driver to adjust the mirrors for proper viewing, making minor adjustments in steering, and gain confidence in traversing a restricted area. 

    Field Evolution #2-Serpentine Exercise:

  • Department Vehicle Accident Policy

    Purpose: 
    1. Continues the objectives of the Department Vehicle Accident Policy.
    2. Prescribes command and supervisory responsibilties responsibilities and procedures to be followed relating to traffic safety and accidents.
    3. Defines the classifications of departmental apparatus damage and accidents.
    4. Provides the definition of a departmental vehicle accident.
    5. Becomes effective April 1, 2006, and rescinds General Order 89-006, Addendum 1 and Addendum 2.

    Accident Response

    The Accident Investigation Team (AIT) shall be comprised of the Deputy District Chief (DDC) or Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic (ADCP), the battalion Chief (BC) or Field Officer (FO), and a Duty Safety Officer.

  • Department Vehicle Safety Review Board

    Purpose: 
    • establishes a Department Vehicle Safety Review Board and defines its purpose, responsibilities, duties and members.
    • incorporates the objectives of the Department's traffic safety and accident policy.
    • establishes corrective training, loss of driving privileges and/or discipline for preventable Department apparatus/vehicle accidents, and for certain infractions of Department General Orders, Directives, practices and procedures.
    • becomes effective April 24, 1996.
  • Department Vehicle Safety Review Board

    Purpose: 

    This Order:

    1. Establishes a Department Vehicle Safety Review Board and defines its purpose, responsibilities, duties and members.
    2. Incorporates the objectives of the Department's traffic safety and accident policy.
    3. Establishes corrective training, loss of driving privileges and/or discipline for preventable Department apparatus/vehicle accidents, and for certain infractions of Department General Orders, Directives, practices and procedures.
    4. Becomes effective April 24, 1996.
  • Dispatch Complements

    Purpose: 

    To establish the dispatch complement for each reporting district type and type of situation reported.

  • Drive Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles

    Purpose: 

    This unit is about driving a fire and rescue vehicle safely for non emergency driving, and to an incident under emergency response conditions. The unit also covers preparing the vehicle to drive and siting the vehicle safely and securely at incidents.

    The unit is not intended to reflect the requirements for statutory driver testing.

    Target Group
    This unit is recommended for fire and rescue personnel who are required to drive Fire Service vehicles and who have undergone appropriate driver training and testing.

  • Drive, Maneuvre and Re-Deploy Fire and Rescue Vehicles

    Purpose: 

    What is the unit about?

    This unit is about driving a fire and rescue vehicle safely to and from an incident--for example, a fire--following the most effective route. The unit also covers siting the vehicle safely and securely at incidents and then taking the vehicle to its next required position.

    Who is the unit for?

    The unit is recommended for fire-fighters and control room staff.

  • Drive, Maneuvre and Re-deploy Fire Service Vehicles

    Purpose: 

    FF9.1 Drive Vehicles to Incidents

    This element concerns your ability to ensure that your vehicle is ready for use. You will also plan the optimum route to events, take account of factors which influence progress to the event, and take action to deal with contingencies. You will ensure that your vehicle arrives safely and undamaged at the event in optimum response time.

    FF9.2 Maneuvre, Site and Re-Deploy Vehicles

  • Drivers License Requirements

    Purpose: 
    • Makes notification to all Department employees that driving a vehicle without a current valid Drivers License (examples: expired, suspended, revoked and improper classification) is a violation of the State of Illinois Criminal and Traffic Laws.
    • Re-affirms Department policy regarding the incorporation of the City and State Driver requirements into administrative regulations for both on-duty and off-duty driving.
    • Identifies reporting requirements for all employees whose Drivers License is/becomes expired, suspended or revoked.
  • Driving Emergency Vehicles Quick Drill-February 2003

    Purpose: 

    Drill for the month:

    All members shall participate in a company school (drill) of safe driving procedures using the information provided below as a guide.

    This article rescinds the following Training Academy documents:

  • Driving Procedure: Backing

    Purpose: 

    To establish a policy and procedure by which all Fire and Rescue Association members shall back vehicles. 

  • Emergency Vehicle Safety Key Messages

    • Cultural attitudes regarding response and roadway safety must changee
    • Fire fighters are responsible for operating safely and following standard operating procedures
    • Perform an operational and safety inspection at the beginning of each tour
    • If any deficiencies, notify fleet for a work order
    • Inspect seat belts for defects
    • Review proper operation of seat belt usage-including being familiar with being seat belted and donning SCBA in the seat while belted
    • Mandatory seat belt use
  • Emergency Vehicles in Response Mode

    Purpose: 

    This policy states the requirements for actions to be taken by all personnel operating emergency vehicles in response mode when approaching intersections.

  • Emergency Vehicles in Response Mode

    Purpose: 

    This policy states the requirements for actions to be taken by all personnel operating emergency vehicles in response mode when approaching intersections. 

  • Overhaul

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    Standard Operating Procedure

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  • Personal Electronic Devices

    Purpose: 

    To outline the use of personal electronic devices by personnel while engaged in service delivery, training, or as a representative of the Stayton Fire District. 

  • Public Safety Vest (PSV)

    Purpose: 

    This Order:

    1. Establishes the policy and procedures for the utilization and wearing of the Public Safety Vest (PSV).
    2. Establishes the responsibilities to ensure compliance with this order.
    3. Becomes effective immediately.
  • Safe Driving- Intersection Hazards

    The second leading cause of firefighter deaths nationwide is vehicle accidents! Most major crashes involving fire department vehicles occur at intersections. These accidents cause the most severe injuries, which may include death, and/or significant property damage. There are various factors that contribute to intersection accidents, inlcuding civilian vehicles that fail to yield the right-of-way. However, fire department members may also be responsible for intersection accidents. 

  • Signaling Traffic & Guiding Apparatus (Vehicles) Upon Leaving or Entering Quarters

    Purpose: 

    This Directive:

    1. Outlines procedures to be followed when a Department apparatus or vehicle is leaving or backing into company quarters.
    2. Establishes such procedures in an effort to minimize overhead door related accidents, particularly to facilities with dual door controls, i.e., controls alongside overhead doors and watch towers.
    3. Becomes effective August 25, 1997.
    4. Rescinds Special Directive #95-005 dated April 5, 1995.
  • Truck Company Operations

    In this training article we will cover some basic tactics for truck company apparatus placement.

    Pre-Fire Planning

    The truck company officer has many responisbilities that require knowledge, experience and the ability to coordinate a unified team effort for which he/she is accountable. Since he/she cannot directly supervise all facets of truck company operations while on the fireground, a great deal of planning and training of the unit is needed. Frequent practice will lead to desired proficiency.

  • Utilization of Seat Safety Belts

    Purpose: 

    This order:

    1. Reaffirms the Chicago Fire Department's (CFD) established policy relative to the utilization of seat safety belts, while traveling in a department vehicle.
    2. Outlines the responsibilities of officers and personnel assigned to a department vehicle.
    3. Rescinds General Order 05-001 dated October 12, 2005.
    4. Becomes effective October 1, 2007.
  • Working Structure Fire

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    Anytown Fire Department