Apparatus Re-Numbering - Fire Training Tracker

Report
The Issues with the Current System.
• Each Dispatch Center has several agencies that (or has the potential to
have) use the same apparatus identifiers. For example:
Franklin County Communications Center
WWCFD#5 and FCFD#5 utilize the same agency and apparatus
identifiers. (For Example EN51)
SECOMM
Benton County #6 and Kennewick Fire utilize the same agency
identifier (6).
Within Mutual Aid
Prosser FD#3 and FCFD#3, WWCFD#4 and BCFD#4, WWCFD#5
and FCFD#5 and BCFD#5 use the same agency and/or apparatus
numbers.
Why are these changes necessary?
• The Fire Districts and Departments are preparing to switch
to a single Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and
communications center.
• It is anticipated that all Fire Agencies from Benton/Franklin
and WWCFD#5 will be dispatched from a single dispatch
center.
• The single CAD will not allow for the duplication of
apparatus numbers
• Using the single CAD will ultimately save over hundreds of
thousands of dollars and avoid duplication in CAD upgrades
and maintenance.
• Provides for more accurate on-scene accountability.
What are the benefits of these changes?
• Avoids duplication of apparatus numbering
• Reduces on-scene confusion, thus enhancing safety
• Identifies the Kind, County, Resource Zone, and Type
of unit
• Follows the Washington State Chief’s recommendation
for apparatus resource typing
• Is compliant with reporting software, NFIRS (National
Fire Incident Reporting System), and NIMS
Who Made the Decision to Change?
• The Tri-County Fire Chiefs formed a committee to develop a
numbering system that will be compliant with NIMS and
NFIRS and be compatible with a single CAD.
• This proposal will be compatible with NIMS, NFIRS, CAD
and can be expanded to include other counties (up to 10)
within our region.
• This proposal will avoid duplication of resource identifiers
for all apparatus.
What agencies will be changing?
All Fire/EMS agencies that are currently served by the
Franklin County Communications Center (FCCC) and
SECOMM.
Agencies served by FCCC -
FCFD#1,2,3,4,5, Connell Fire
Department, Pasco Fire Department, North
Franklin Hospital District, WWCFPD#5.
Agencies served by SECOMM- BCFD#1,2,3,4,5,6, Kennewick Fire
Department, Richland Fire Department
Numbering Scheme
In order to meet the NFIRS limitations of 5 characters, and maintain
NIMS compliance by identifying the resource kind and type, the
following scheme has been proposed:
Resource Identifier = Resource Kind (alpha character(s)), County
Identification Number, County Resource Zone, Apparatus Type,
Designator.
County Identifier
NIMS Apparatus
Type
For Example: Pasco E81 would be re-numbered to E2811
Designator
County
NIMS Apparatus Resource Zone
Kind
(CRZ)
The System
Each Resources would be assigned by Apparatus Kind as defined by NIMS,
NWCG, FAA and the Washington State Fire Chiefs
ENGINE
E
HAZMAT
HM
UTILITY
UT
LADDER
L
TECH RESCUE
TR
FUEL TENDER
FT
PLATFORM
P
DIVE RESCUE
DR
SPILL RESPONSE
SR
TACTICAL
TENDER
T
ARFF
AR
MASS CASUALTY
MC
WATER TENDER
W
BREATHING SUPPORT
BS
MEDIC
M
MOBILE COMMAND
CP
AID
A
LIGHT
LG
DOZER
D
REHAB
RB
RESCUE
R
ATV
AT
PLOW
PL
TRANSPORT
DT
Primary Tactical Resources
Special Operations
Support Resources
County Identifier
Benton County
Franklin County
Walla Walla County
Columbia County
1
2
3
4
Zones
• Each participating county will be divided into
county resource zones (CRZ). The maximum
number of CRZ’s per county will be limited to
10.
• CRZ’s are usually divided considering agency
boundaries. If a fire district station is located
within the city boundaries, the CRZ for that
station will default to the city CRZ.
Benton County Resource Zones
Resource Typing
• Each resource within a given agency will be associated with a
“kind” designator, not all resources will be “typed”.
• Typing of resources will be identified using the Washington State
Fire Chief and NWCG Typing; which is compatible with NIMS
• Typing is categorized as Primary Tactical, Special Operations or
Support resources
• Primary Tactical resources will usually contain 1 alpha character
and 4 numeric characters. For example an Engine would be
assigned the alpha character “E”
• Special Operations and Support resources will usually contain 2
alpha characters and 3 numeric characters. For example a rehab
unit would be assigned the alpha characters “RB”
Resource Typing (Engines)
Washington State Fire Chiefs Field Operation Guide, NWCG and FEMA
categorizes Engines using five criteria:
Type
1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
Type 6
Type 7
Pump
Capacity
1000
GPM
500
GPM
120
GPM
70 GPM
50 GPM
50 GPM
10 GPM
Tank
Capacity
400
Gal
400 Gal
500 Gal
750 Gal
400 Gal
150 Gal
50-200
Gal.
2.5 Hose
1200
ft.
1000 ft.
1.5 Hose
400
ft.
500 ft.
1000 ft.
300 ft.
300 ft.
200 ft.
1 hose
200
ft.
300 ft.
800 ft.
300 ft.
300 ft.
200 ft.
Ladder
20 Ft.
Ext
20 Ft.
Ext
Master
Stream
500
GPM
NWCG
200 ft.
Washington State Fire Chiefs Field Operations Guide
Resource Typing (Ladders/Aerials/Platforms)
NIMS, Washington State Fire Chiefs Field Operations
Guide categorizes Ladders/Aerials/Platforms using
criteria:
Type 1
Type 2
Ladder Length
75+ ft.
75- ft.
Ground Ladders
115 ft.
115 ft.
Resource Typing (Tenders)
NIMS, NWCG Washington State Fire Chiefs categorizes
Tenders using criteria:
Support Tender
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Pump Capacity
300 GPM
200 GPM
200 GPM
Tank Capacity
5000 Gal
2500 Gal
1000 Gal
Tactical Tender
Type 1
Type 2
Pump Capacity
250 GPM
250 GPM
Tank Capacity
2000 Gal
1000 Gal
Resource Typing (Ambulances)
Tri-County Chiefs categorizes Ambulances using criteria:
MEDIC
Unit Capable of
providing ALS
Care w/o CBERNE
Capabilities
AID
Unit Capable of
providing BLS
Care w/o CBERNE
Capalities
Resource Typing (Dozers)
NIMS, Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide, NWCG
categorizes Dozers using one criteria:
Horsepower
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
200+ HP
100-200 HP
50-100 HP
Resource Typing (Plow)
NIMS, Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide, NWCG
categorizes Plows using criteria:
Horsepower
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
Type 6
165+ HP
140 HP
120 HP
90 HP
70 HP
42 HP
Resource Typing (Dozer Transport)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes Dozer
Transport using criteria:
Capacity
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Heavy (50+ Tons)
Medium (40-49
Tons)
Light (30-39 Tons)
Resource Typing (Utility Transports)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes Utility
Transports using criteria:
Utility
Type 1
Type 2
Over 1 ton
1 ton and under
Resource Typing (Fuel Tenders)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes Fuel
Tenders using criteria:
Capacity
Type 1
Type 2
1000 Gal.
100 Gal
Resource Typing (Mass Casualty)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes Mass
Casualty using criteria:
Equipment
to Treat
Patients
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
100 Pts.
50 Pts.
25 Pts.
Resource Typing (Breathing Support)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes
Breathing Air Support using criteria:
Filling Capability
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Compressor
Cascade
More than 12
Bottles
Resource Typing (Mobile Command)
2008 NIMS Resource Typing Equipment Definitions categorizes
Mobile Command Vehicles using criteria:
Vehicle
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Motorhome, bus
Trailer with
generator
SUV, Van
Resource Typing (Illumination Units)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes
Illumination Units using criteria:
Type 1
Type 2
Lighting Units
6
3
Extension Cord
1000 Ft.
500 Ft.
Resource Typing (Food Dispenser Units)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes Food
Dispenser Unit (Rehab) using criteria:
Servings/Meal
Type 1
Type 2
150
50
Resource Typing (ATV’s)
NIMS 2008 Resource Typing Equipment Definitions categorizes ATV’s
using criteria:
Number
of Wheels
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
3
4
6
8
Resource Typing (Field Mobile Mechanic)
Washington State Chiefs Field Operations Guide categorizes Field
Mobile Mechanic using criteria:
Repair Capability
Type 1
Type 2
Heavy Equipment
Light Equipment
Resource Typing (ARFF)
FAA categorizes ARFF using criteria:
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
Tank
Capacity
3000-4500
Gal
1500 Gal
500 Gal
300 Gal
100 Gal
Chemical
Capacity
460-1000
lbs.
450-500
lbs.
450-500
lbs.
450-500
lbs.
450-500
lbs.
Resource Typing (HazMat Team)
•
HZ 182 “HazMat 182” because it is stationed in
Benton County CRZ 8, and is a Type 2 Team
Resource Typing (Rescue)
•Technical Rescue (TR)
o Has the equipment requirements AND the staffing at the technician level to perform
tasks that require this level of qualification
•TRT with KFD = TR 184 - “Technical Rescue 184”
•TRT with PFD = TR 284 - “Technical Rescue 284”
•TRT with RFD = TR 174 - “Technical Rescue 174”
o All are Type 4 Teams per NIMS, though have additional capabilities that are in Type 3
but not all of them
•FCFD #3 Rescue Unit – R28-41 – “Rescue twenty eight forty one”
•Prosser FD #3 Rescue Unit – R13-41 “Rescue thirteen forty one”
•Big Trailer in KFD now TR 183.
o It has Type 3 capabilities in the equipment but can only be a type 3 if it also has staffing
to that level
•When the unit is a trailer then the tow vehicle is included in the unit number. That is it does not
retain its own number.
•If a unit has rescue equipment but does not meet the minimum Type 4 configuration then it is a
Utility (UT)
o For example a vehicle with a set of jaws may be dispatched as a Utility OR
o If a vehicle such as a command vehicle has a set of jaws it may be dispatched because
it has this attribute in CAD
Personnel Resources
CHIEF
CH
BATTALION CHIEF
BC
DUTY CHIEF
DC
DUTY OFFICER
DO
CAPTAIN
CT
LIEUTENANT
LT
TRAINING
TO
MEDICAL OFFICER
MO
SAFETY
SO
PIO
IO
EROC
EROC
LOGISTICS
LO
MAINTENANCE
MA
CHAPLIN
CL
FIRE MARSHAL
FM
ASST. FIRE MARSHAL
AM
DEPUTY FIRE
MARSHAL
DM
INSPECTOR
IP
Example
“Old
Apparatus
Number”
NIMS
Apparatus
“Kind”
County
Identifier
County
Resource
Zone
E61
E
1
8
Ch81
CH
2
8
Gr421
E
1
4
NIMS
Apparatus
Type
Designator
1
1
1
6
1
Old System
New System
E61
E1811
Ch81
CH281
Gr421
E1461
How to Say IT
Apparatus Kind – Say the name, not the letter. For example
E=Engine, M=Medic, etc.
How to pronounce or say identifier if using 3 numerals –
BC171 = Battalion One Seventy One
AR281 = ARFF Two Eighty One
How to pronounce or say identifier if using 4 numerals –
E2811 = Engine Twenty-eight Eleven
E3561 = Engine Thirty-five, Sixty-one
CAD Resource Tracking
We are tracking resources in CAD, therefore pickups and cars that
are available for people to use or respond in and which may or may
not be assigned to a specific person are called UTILITIES.
If the pickups or cars are assigned to a resource (chief, TO, MO, BC,
etc.) they will assume the alias of the resource. For example:
Utility Two Eight One (UT281) becomes Training Two Eight One when
used by the training officer. When not in use by the training officer it
retains the identifier of UT281.
The Issues
No re-numbering scheme is perfect. This scheme, as
proposed, has the least number of conflicts. However,
there are conflicts. For example, both FCFD#3 and
BCFD#1 have stations that are within city limits.
Remember, that county resource zones are primarily
determined by agency boundaries. Therefore:
Old
Apparatus
Number
NIMS
Apparatus
Kind
County
Identifier
County
Resource
Zone
Apparatus
Type
Designator
E32
E
2
8
1
5
E131
E
1
8
1
6
E36
E
2
8
3
1
What is not Changing
There is no plan to change the station numbers. These
numbers are immaterial to the proposed numbering
scheme. For example, Pasco Fire Department St81 will
house the following units:
E2811
E2861
M2811
Franklin County St32 would house:
E2814
E2863
Phased In Transition Timeline
•Agency training throughout the coming months
•December 1, 2012 - Single Resource Overhead/Personnel
o Battalion Chiefs, Chiefs, Chaplains, Training and Medical
Officers, Duty Chiefs and Duty Officers
o Note: All agencies will start with 1 not zero. For example: CH 171
not CH 170, TO 281 not TO 280 etc.
•January 7, 2013 - Medic Units
•February 7, 2013 - Engines/Ladders/Platforms
•March 7, 2013 - Special Operations and everything else
o CBDR, Dozers, ARFF, TRT, HazMat
Summary
• Resource Number = Resource Kind (alpha character(s)), County
Identification Number, County Resource Zone, Apparatus Type,
Designator.
County Identifier
NIMS Apparatus
Type
For Example: Pasco E81 would be re-numbered to E2811
Designator
County
NIMS Apparatus Resource Zone
Kind
(CRZ)
Changing the system is imperative. Our current system is not capable
of growth and change and affects resource dispatching, tracking and
ultimately firefighter safety!

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