Passport Accountability System

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Passport Accountability
Objectives
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The student will be able to identify the
major components of the passport
accountability system.
The student will be able to describe how the
system expands and contracts as the ICS
system grows with the incident.
The student will be able to describe how the
accountability system in the ICS system
offers for the effective management of
personnel and resources providing for the
safety and welfare of personnel.
Objectives Continued
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The student will be able to describe
the principles of good incident
communications.
Standards
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NFPA 1500 6-6.1
NFPA 1561
WAC 296-305
King County Resource Plan Section 10
Passport Accountability
System
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It is Not a substitute for the ICS.
It Is a tool to be used in conjunction
with ICS.
It does Not protect fire fighters from
poor tactical decisions.
Personal Responsibility
and Discipline
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ICS requires accountability for companies,
teams, and individuals within a span of
control.
CO’s and/or team leaders must maintain a
level of awareness of position and function
of all members working within a team.
Individuals must stay Together as a team.
Do not separate for any circumstance while
inside the emergency perimeter.
Personal Responsibility
and Discipline
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IMS requires accountability for companies,
teams and individuals within a span of
control.
CO’s and/or team leaders must maintain a
level of awareness of position and function
of all members working within a team
Individuals must stay Together with your
team. Do not separate for any circumstance
while inside the emergency perimeter.
Accountability System
Methodology
The system is utilized to identify and
account for individual members of a
team. Specifically their:
 Duties
 Location
 Assignment
Remain In Contact By
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Voice
Visually
touch
If A Team Member Is In
Trouble
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Provide direct assistance
Call for help
Go get help
System Components
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Helmet Shields
Passport
Name tags (radio tags)
Make up kit (kept in Chiefs vehicle)
Tactical board.
Helmet Shields
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Kept on the apparatus when not on a
helmet.
Stored near each seat in the cab of
the apparatus.
Shall be in place BEFORE participating
as an in-service member.
Passport Top Portion
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Company designator
Fire resource zone designator
Company number
Team designator “Team A”
Passport Middle Section
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Velcro that holds the members tags
Passport Bottom Section
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Time of arrival
Team assignment
Passport Color
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White-primary
Red-backup
Green-reserve
Nametags
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Each member should have six nametags.
One nametag should be attached to the
primary, backup, and reserve passports
when reporting for duty or sleeper shift.
Nametags must be attached to the
passports before responding with the
assigned apparatus.
There should always be one spare nametag
on the members helmet
Nametags Continued
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Officers tag is placed at the top of the
passport.
Driver/Operators tag below officers
and inverted.
All other personnel tags below.
When all members of a unit enter the
hazardous zone, the Driver Operators
tag is placed right side up.
800 Mhz Radio Tags
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Each member shall have a minimum of
two velcro backed, identified radio ID
tags.
Radio tags are to be stored with
personnel nametags.
Nametag is attached to the radio tag,
and then the passport.
Roll Call (PAR)
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When a firefighter of team member is
missing or trapped.
When there is a catastrophic change in
the incident such as building collapse,
explosion, backdraft, sudden flooding.
Release of vapor clouds ect...
Before going offensive to defensive.
Roll Call Continued
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After a building has been abandoned
When an Incident or Division Commander or
Team Leader determines that a need for a
roll call exists.
IC shall initiate all roll calls
When a roll call is initiated, each company
officer or team leader will determine the
status of their assigned personnel and
report to the appropriate commander.

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