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					                                     LINCOLN TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM


                                     STANDARD OPERATING GUIDELINES


Submitted by:_________________________

Proposed on: _________________________

Approved by:__________________________




                                     Technical Rescue Mission Statement

Purpose
To outline the policy and procedure for the administration and the operational procedures of the Lincoln
Technical Rescue Team.

Scope
This policy applies to all personnel that come under the jurisdiction of the Lincoln Technical Rescue
Team.

Mission Statement
The Lincoln Technical Rescue Team provides services to the citizens of the Town of Lincoln in the field of
technical rescue as defined by NFPA 1006 and 1670. These guidelines have been developed to guide
and direct the members of the team in the safe and proper operation of the technical rescue situation.

                                             Table of Contents

Sec. 1 - Team Membership Requirements

Sec. 2 - Annual Skills Certification Procedures

Sec. 3 - Training and Safety Rules

Sec. 4 - Life Safety Rope Inspection

Sec. 5 - Communications

Sec. 6 - Identification Call Signs

Sec. 7 - Chain of Command

Sec. 8 - Rope Rescue

Sec. 9 - Liability and Compensation




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                               SEC. 1 TEAM MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Sec. 1.1 Purpose

1.11 - To establish criteria for gaining and maintaining membership on the Lincoln Rescue Team.

Sec. 1.2 Applicability

1.21 - All Town of Lincoln Rescue Employees, Town of Lincoln Fire District Employees, and with special
    exceptions, members of other organizations.

Sec. 1.3 Policy

1.31 - Due to its unique and specialized role within the departments, the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team
    places unusual demands, both physical and mental, on it’s personnel. Because of this it is the policy of
    the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team to draw personnel of high quality and dedication from the employees
    of the Lincoln Rescue Department and Town of Lincoln Fire Districts. These same standards will be
    followed for members who are selected under special exception.

1.32 - To apply for membership the following criteria must be met:

                  •      Be an employee in good standing with the Town of Lincoln, or a Lincoln Fire District,
                         or qualify under special exception.
                  •      Complete all probationary requirements as set forth by their departments.
                  •      Contact the coordinator of the Technical Rescue Team, or one of his delegates.

1.33 - To become a member the following shall apply:
               A. New member
                      1. Must apply, meet the minimum standards identified in 1.32 above, and be NFPA
                         1001 Level 1. New members shall not operate at emergency scenes as a member
                         of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team.
                      2. As a new member, you must attend training and successfully complete all
                          requirements identified in the Probationary Checklist as tested by a member of
                          The Lincoln Technical Rescue Team.
                      3. As a new member, must successfully complete “Awareness Level Training” for
                         rope rescue discipline as defined by NFPA 1670.
                      4. Once all these objectives are met, the new member will be considered an
                         Awareness Level Member of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team and will be
                         allowed limited participation while training and limited technical rescue
                         emergencies.

                  B. Awareness Level Members
                         1. An Awareness Level Member is an individual that has successfully completed the
                            new member requirements. Awareness Level Members may be allowed to perform
                            limited, supervised operations at an emergency scene.
                         2. As an Awareness Level Member, must attend a Rope Rescue Operations Course.
                         3. Once all these objectives are met, the Awareness Level Member will be
                            considered an Operational Level Member of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team.
                            He/She may, at this time, participate in training and on actual technical rescue
                            emergencies involving technical rope rescue operations.



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                 C. Operation Level Members (Rescue Technician 1)
                             1. A member in good standing of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team as
                                 defined in 1.32.
                             2. Trained to Rope Rescue 1 or equivalent, to be reviewed by coordinator or
                                 delegate.
                             3. Upon completion of above requirements, the member will be considered
                                 Rescue Technician 1.

                 D. Technician Level Members (Rescue Technician 2)
                             1. Technician Level Member are those members that have obtained the highest
                                level of training available in the rescue disciplines they are considered
                                technicians.
                             2. Technicians Level Members will assume of rescue sector, when available.

1.34 - To maintain team membership the following requirements must be met:

                 •       Remain in good standing as an employee of the Town of Lincoln or a Lincoln Fire
                         District employee.
                 •       Annually pass the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team skills evaluation.
                 •       Actively participate in Lincoln Technical Rescue Team training according to the
                         established training program and guidelines.

1.36 - The “Primary Focus” of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team will always be Life Safety priorities will be:

                        Rescue Personnel
                        Victims
                        All rescues will be performed at the discretion of the team coordinator, with the
                         consultation of the rescue safety officer.

1.37 -   No rescue situation (which we feel we are adequately trained) will go unresolved regardless of these
         standards providing that our main consideration is life safety.




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                    SEC. 2 ANNUAL SKILLS CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES

Sec 2.1 Purpose

2.11 - To establish an annual skills certification procedure for all Lincoln Technical Rescue Team
       personnel.

Sec 2.2 Applicability

2.21 – All members of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team.

Sec 2.3 Policy

2.31 - It is the policy of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team to conduct all special rescue
       operations in the safest and most proficient manner possible. To ensure this, all team
       personnel will be evaluated annually in their ability to understand and perform the required
       rigging, special skills and techniques.

Sec 2.4 Procedure

2.41 - The skills certification evaluation shall be conducted on an annual basis in the fall of each
     year.

2.42 - The Lincoln Technical Rescue Team Coordinator and Squad Leaders will evaluate each
       other separately from the rest of the team. After completion of their evaluations, they will
       evaluate the remaining members of the team.

2.43 - The evaluators will conduct the evaluation using a skill check-off list. This list will contain
        the required skills encompassing all pertinent areas of rigging and technical rescue.

2.44 - All Lincoln Technical Rescue Team officers are required to make a minimum score of 80
      on the evaluation. Other members are required to make a minimum score of 70.


2.45 - Everyone will be allowed to retest, if necessary.


2.46 - Sections 1 (knots) and 2 (anchors) of the annual checklist will serve as the probationary
      evaluation.




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                                    Annual Evaluation Checklist
Section 1
Knots
---- Simple figure 8                                      ---- Bowline around an object
---- Figure 8 on a bight                                  ---- Water knot
---- Figure 8 follow through                              ---- Square knot
---- Inline figure 8                                      ---- Prusikk hitch
---- Double figure 8 on a bight                           ---- Butterfly knot
---- Safety Knot                                          ---- Clove Hitch around object
---- Fisherman’s knot/Barrel Knot
Section 2
Anchor System
---- Tension less anchor
---- Load and sharing system (webbing)
---- Self-equalizing anchor (rope)
---- Define critical angle

Section 3
SKED Rigging
---- Properly package a victim in a SKED stretcher
---- Properly rig a SKED for a horizontal lower/raise
---- Properly rig a SKED for a vertical lower/raise

Section 4
Belaying
---- Perform a bottom belay correctly
---- Perform a top belay correctly

Section 5
Rappelling and Ascending
---- Properly perform rappelling and locking using a figure 8-descent device
---- Properly pick a victim off a rope
---- Properly ascend a rope

Section 6
Raise and Lower System
---- Properly rig a 3:1 hauling system
---- Properly expand 3:1 to 4:1 hauling system
---- Properly convert hauling system to lowering system
---- Properly pass a knot through the system

Section 7
Special Ladder Techniques
---- Construct a ladder Gin Pole
---- Construct a ladder “A” Frame
---- Demonstrate a ladder rack lower

Section 8
High Line System

---- Properly construct and operate a high line system




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                    SEC. 3 TRAINING AND SAFETY RULES (ON SCENE SOG’S)

1.     All personnel must wear long pants, work boots (no rubber boots), work gloves (no firefighting
       gloves), an approved helmet with chin strap.
2.     Personnel are not allowed near edge without a certified NFPA approved harness that will be
       attached to a safety line, which is to be attached to a bombproof anchor.
3.     There is to be no horseplay at training/incident site.
4.     Only personnel that are at least Rope Rescue 1 certified will be allowed to build systems.
5.     A person who was not involved in the building of the system shall inspect all systems. The
       inspector should be at least Rope Rescue 1 certified. (Inspect buckles, harness tie in points,
       friction devices, and challenge gates to ensure that they are locked on carabiners.
6.     Safety checks will always be performed prior to anyone going over an edge.
7.     Safety lines are mandatory on all training exercises.
8.     There will be no smoking or drinking near ropes or systems. Stepping on rope will not be
       tolerated.
9.     Anchor points must be bombproof in nature. Redundancy is a must when building any system.
9a.    Double carabiners will be used on all anchors. They will be locked with the gates opposing each
       other.
9b.    A tensionless hitch will be used whenever possible.
9c.    If a vehicle or an emergency apparatus is to be used for an anchor point they must:
                    have the engine off with the keys removed.
                    have at least one wheel chocked for both front and behind.
                    have emergency brake or maxi brake applied.
                    For trucks without keys, a sign will be placed over any ignition switches.

9d.    If a tree is to be used as an anchor point it must be living with a good root base.
9e.    All main lines will be connected to an anchor point with a double figure eight on a bight with two
       carabiners with opposing gates.
10.    Knots that are to be used in all technical/rope rescue activities are:
            •         Figure 8
            •         Figure 8 on a bight
            •         Figure 8 follow through
            •         Double figure 8 on a bight
            •         Stopper safety knot
            •         Butterfly
            •         Prusikk/Barrel knot
            •         Water knot
            •         Munter hitch
            •         Clove hitch
11.    Ropes must be NFPA, 2 person 9000lbs tensile strength and static kernmantle 1/2 inch or larger.
11a.   All edges will be padded/protected to prevent rope chaffing.
11b.   All hardware will be NFPA 2 person rated.
11c.   All personnel on any rope system will use verbal commands such as: off safety, off belay.
11d.   “Stop” is used to cease all operations.
11e.   “Haul” is used for all raising operations.
12.    Lines will be named as main, safety, belay, and haul.
13.    Nylon to nylon contact will be avoided at all times.
14.    The incident command system will be used at all incidents (with the most senior, qualified rope
       technician as director of organizing the setting up of any systems.) As defined in section 7 and
       7.1.
15.    This person is to be determined before any operations begin.



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                            SEC. 4 LIFE SAFETY ROPE INSPECTION

Sec. 4.1 Purpose

4.11 - The purpose of this procedure is to provide a guideline for the inspection of all life safety
        rope used for training and emergency incidents.

Sec. 4.2 Definition

4.21 - For the purpose of this procedure the following definitions will apply:

        •        Cleaned - for the purpose of this procedure cleaned means use of warm water
                 with a mild non-chlorinated soap (i.e. Ivory liquid) and rinsed thoroughly, allowed
                 to air dry completely, away form sunlight, prior to storage and/or reuse.
        •        Destroy - shall mean the rope is taken out of service and cut up into random
                 lengths. This rope should only be used for knot tying practice.
        •        Downgrade - shall mean the rope is no longer to be used as a life safety rope for
                 rescue at fires or other emergency incidents, The downgraded rope shall be
                 identified as being unworthy of use as a life safety rope.
        •        Fall Factor - a number which expresses the maximum distance a load can fall on
                 a given length of rope. Fall factor is equal to the length of the fall divided by the
                 length of rope used to arrest the fall.
        •        Impact load - a dynamic load that would cause the rope to be momentarily
                 stressed beyond the given static load.
        •        Life Safety Rope - rope dedicated solely for the purpose of constructing lines for
                 supporting people during rescue, fire fighting, or other emergency operations or
                 during training revolutions.
        •        Rope Inspector - team member that is assigned to quarterly rope inspections.
        •        Shall - indicates a mandatory requirement.
        •        Should - this term indicates a recommendation or that which is advised but not
                 required.
        •        Visual Damage - shall mean damage to the rope visible to the naked eye. This
                 shall include damage to the mantle of the rope that exposes core fibers.
                Tactile – Inspection of rope done by feeling with ungloved hand for any
                 abnormalities in the core (i.e. soft spots, bulges, hour glass shapes).

Sec. 4.3 Inspections Procedure

4.31 - All life safety ropes will be inspected and logged quarterly. The Rope Inspector will be
       responsible for inspections and record keeping.

4.32 - Each life safety rope shall be inspected before and after each use in accordance with this
       procedure following the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations. It will be the
       Team Coordinator’s responsibility to have these inspections made.

4.33 - After each use of each life safety rope, the rope shall be inspected. A minimum of three
       team members will inspect the ropes and shall stand in line approximately three feet apart
       and run the entire length of the rope through their bare hands. The Inspecting individuals
       should look and feel for unusual and uneven wear on the rope.



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4.34 - Life safety rope shall be permitted to be reused providing:
         •        The rope has not been visually damaged by exposure to heat in excess of 300
                  degrees F.
         •        The rope has not been subjected to any shock load.
         •        The rope has not been exposed to any chemical liquids, solids, gases, mists or
                  vapors known to be hazardous materials or that are known to deteriorate rope.
         •        If the rope has not been exposed to excessive abrasions of the mantle that
                  expose the core fibers of the rope.

4.35 - If the rope has been exposed to excessive soiling, the rope shall be cleaned and dried after
        each use. Per manufacturers recommendations.

4.36 - After each use and inspection of the life safety rope, the rope shall be placed in an
     approved rope bag.

Sec. 4.4 Rope Record Maintenance

4.41 - A rope record shall be maintained on each life safety rope used. Two copies of the rope
     maintenance record shall be maintained for each rope. One record shall be left in the
     equipment and the other shall be placed in the team’s file cabinet in the alarm room at
     headquarters.

4.42 - After each use and inspection of the rope, the Team Coordinator or his designee shall
     update the rope.

4.43 - If the Team Coordinator determines that the rope is not suitable for reuse as a life safety
     rope, he shall update the rope with a recommendation to downgrade or destroy the rope.

4.44 -If a life safety rope fails for any reason, the rope, rope record, and all components of the
     rope. The Incident Commander shall secure the system. The Coordinator shall be called to
     the scene and the investigative process shall begin immediately. A strict chain of custody
     shall be maintained for investigative purposes.




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                                   SEC. 5 COMMUNICATIONS

Sec. 5.1 Purpose

5.11 - To outline the situations in which the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team is dispatched to
       emergency calls.

5.12 - To establish the procedure for dispatching the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team.

Sec. 5.2 Scope

5.21 - The Lincoln Technical Rescue Team operates within the jurisdiction of the Town of Lincoln
        and is to be dispatched to all technical rescue emergencies therein. The Lincoln Technical
        Rescue Team may also be requested by an outside agency.

5.22 - The following is a list of emergencies, which constitutes the activation of the Lincoln
        Technical Rescue Team:

                 •       Any threatened suicide by jumping, where the victim has not yet jumped.
                 •       Any rescue on the exterior of a building of two or more stories in height.
                 •       Any rescue on a construction site where access and/or patient removal
                         may be difficult or impossible by conventional means.
                 •       Any above or below grade incident.
                 •       Any fire of a building greater than three stories in height where
                         evacuation of the occupants cannot be accomplished by conventional
                         means.
                 •       Any incident where access to or removal of a patient would require rope
                         system.
                 •       Any structure collapse where there is a possibility of occupancy.
                 •       Any other call occurring as determined by the Incident Commander.

5.23 - Due to the fact that most likely not all members will be available for an incident and the
       different levels of individual training, all members shall be contacted on the established
       list.




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Sec 5.3 - Procedure

When the decision is made that a technical rescue needs to be performed, the Incident
Commander will make a notification fire alarm that a technical rescue situation exists. Fire alarm
will repeat this message over the air.

Ex.
I.C. (Command to Fire Alarm, make an announcement that we have a technical rescue incident in
Lincoln Woods.)
F.A (Fire Alarm received that command; Fire Alarm to all units there is a technical rescue incident
at Lincoln Woods.)

Common sense shall be used when requesting members be notified. Not every incident requires
a technical rescue. However, if you believe the incident warrants the response, do not hesitate to
request it.

The predetermined notification departments will begin calling the four contact persons on the list
provided to them.

Contact persons (call in order of how they appear on sheet)

Marc Metivier             (C) 935-4317, (H) 658-3686
Ken Labelle               (C) 641-7471, (H) 765-5603 Nextel Direct Connect 180*11*9653
Mike Andrews              (C) 692-1266, Nextel Direct Connect 180*153538*1, (Port) 513
Dave Levesque             (C) 641-8604, Nextel Direct Connect 180*104*17712, (Port) 12

Stations with Notification Lists
1.      Rescue 2/ Headquarters
2.      Rescue 4/ Station 4
3.      Station 2
4.      Station 5

Once a contact person is reached, that department will notify Fire Alarm by radio that a contact
person has been reached and that will be repeated by Fire Alarm. All other notifying departments
can cease notifications.

Ex.
Station 2 to Fire Alarm notify command a contact person from the Lincoln Technical Rescue
Team list has been notified.
F.A Received Station 2. Fire Alarm to command a contact person from the rescue list has been
notified.

At this point the first contact person reached, shall have the responsibility is to get the technical
rescue equipment from rescue 2 headquarters if rescue 2 is out of service.
**This may be deviated from if another person is contacted that is closer to Rescue 2
headquarters.**


A meeting place for members will be established by the first arriving members in proximity to the
incident. One of the contact persons on scene will meet up with the Incident Commander to notify
him/her of your arrival and discuss what actions will be taken.




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                               SEC. 6 IDENTIFICATION CALL SIGNS

Sec. 6.1 Purpose

6.11 - To establish a policy for Lincoln Technical Rescue Team personnel radio identification,
       while transmitting on emergency frequencies.

Sec. 6.2 Scope

6.21 The Lincoln Technical Rescue Team Coordinator shall assign each member an
      identification number.

Sec. 6.3 Structure

6.31 - All Lincoln Technical Rescue Team members shall be assigned the identification numbers
     (1-99) prefixed by the words “Rescue Tech”, for transmitting on the Town radio frequency
     (154.160).

                        All other companies will use normal radio procedures.




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     ORGANIZATION CHART




           INCIDENT
           COMMAND

            TEAM          RESCUE SAFETY
         COORDINATOR         OFFICER


         SQUAD LEADER


           ASSISTANT
            SQUAD
            LEADER


          RESCUE TEAM




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                                 SEC. 7 CHAIN OF COMMAND

                                     Position Descriptions

                                         Team Coordinator
The Team Coordinator is responsible for the day to day operation of the team. This person should
have the highest level of training. His duties include appointing the Squad Leaders, organizing the
team, determining rescue techniques, submitting overtime forms, scheduling meetings, ordering
equipment with the Chief’s permission, record keeping, and informing operations on an incident
when present and shall assume rescue sector.

                                          Safety Officer
The Team Coordinator appoints the Safety Officer, It is required that he has previous training or
experience as a Safety Officer. He is responsible for monitoring training, equipment, procedures
and to stop, correct or advise the Team Coordinator of unsafe acts (depending on the severity),
and also to develop procedures to correct these acts. In the absence of the other Team Leaders,
the Safety Officers may assume command, but must appoint another Rescue Safety Officer for
scene Safety.

                                           Squad Leader
The Squad Leaders are appointed by the Team Coordinator. The Squad Leaders are responsible
for their squads. It is the Squad Leader’s responsibility to ensure that each member his/her squad
is trained to the appropriate level. A squad leader shall assume rescue sector of an incident in
absence of the Team Coordinator. The squad leader reports directly to the team coordinator.


                        Assistant Squad Leader (Rescue Specialist)
The Team Coordinator appoints the Assistant Squad Leaders after consultation with the Squad
Leaders. The Assistant Squad Leaders are responsible for assisting their Squad Leaders as
needed and assuming the role of Squad Leader in their absence. Any personnel problems
encountered by the Assistant Squad Leaders are to be reported to the Team Coordinator.
Assistant Squad Leaders may assume command of an incident in the absence of Team Leader
or Team Coordinator.

                                     Rescue Team Member

Any member of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team with training and qualifications as defined in
section 1.32, 1.33. in the absence of command members of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team
the senior Rescue Team Member shall assume command of the rescue sector.




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                                     SEC. 8 ROPE RESCUE

Sec. 8.1 Purpose and Scope

8.11 - To provide guidelines for the safe and effective use of the technical rope rescue equipment
        during emergency operations.

8.12 - These guidelines are designed to provide guidance to the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team
        personnel and other personnel who may be involved in a rope rescue operation.

Sec. 8.2 Definitions

High-Angle Rope Rescue - a situation where rope rescue operations are performed in an
                            environment in which the load is predominately supported by the
                            rope rescue system.
Low-Angle Rope Rescue - a situation where rope rescue operations are performed in an
                            environment in which the load is predominately supported itself
                            and not the rope rescue system (i.e. flat land or mild sloping
                            surface).
Sec. 8.3 General Guidelines

8.31 -It must be understood that “High-Angle” rope rescue operations are to be attempted only as
       a last option. All other means of access and egress must be considered first. It should also
       be understood that this SOG is not intended to be all-inclusive. During rope rescue
       operations judgment, experience, training and coordination among team members is an
       absolute necessity.

8.32 - While often times it is much simpler and easier to use power equipment found on the
       scene such as cranes, derricks, fork lifts, etc., the use of such equipment for patient
       transfer is a violation of federal OSHA law. Only as a last resort should such equipment be
       used.

Sec. 8.4 Size Up

8.41 - During the initial stages of potential incidents in which rope rescue may be used it is
       necessary for the Incident Commander to obtain certain key information. The following
       need to be gathered:
         •       What is the victim’s location?
         •       How is he/she suspended or supported?
         •       Is the patient injured?
         •       Is the victim “hanging” or simply “stranded”?
         •       Can the victim be reached by any other method?
         •       Is there an on-going rescue attempt by untrained personnel or by-standers?

8.42 - If the information that is gathered suggests that a rescue by rope is the only method
       available to rescue the victim, the following shall be completed:
        •       Determine if the incident is a rescue or recovery?
        •       Determine if there is adequate Technical Rescue Team personnel available?
        •       Establish a visible command and control access area.




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Sec. 8.5 Rescue Operations

8.51 - NFPA Standard #1983 will be followed as conditions warrant whenever possible.

8.52 - All victim loads will be at least two separate lines of at least 1/2 inch in diameter. Both lines
       will be attached to separate bombproof anchors.

8.53 - All victim transport systems (i.e., SKED Stretcher, Class II Harness, etc.), must be securely
       attached to the victim. (No free short non-secured rides will be permitted.)

8.54 - Any point where the rope passes a stationary object must be padded or the direction of the
       rope altered to prevent rope chaffing.

8.55 - All single line rappels will be bottom belayed. If a bottom belay is not possible, a top belay
       will be used.

8.56 - Minimum protective clothing will be worn at all times when on an emergency scene
       (helmets and gloves). Long pants, helmets, and gloves (not firefighting).

8.57 - Any non-essential personnel shall be removed from the rigging and operations area.

8.58 - A clearly established “Incident Command” and “Safety Officer” will be established. Section
       7 and 7.1

Sec. 8.6 Termination

8.61 - Upon completion of the incident, Command will verify all personnel are accounted for and
       that all equipment has been returned to its proper place.

8.62 - All documentation of the incident is to be turned over to the Incident Commander.

8.63 - Any rope used in the rescue is to be put out of service until it can be throughly inspected
       and status has been determined.

8.64 - Any equipment damaged in the rescue must be pulled out of service and placed in a
       secure area for servicing.




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                                 SEC.9 COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY



Sec 9.1 Liability

All members of the Town of Lincoln Rescue Department will be covered at all times for training and actual
incidents as if they were on duty whether on duty or not should an injury occur. This coverage will be in
accordance with Article XXIX all sections, of the agreement between Town of Lincoln and the Emergency
Medical Service Employees Local 3023 International Association of Fire Fighters. Standard Operating
Guidelines will be followed at all times for training and actual incidents to ensure safety of all members.

Members of the team that are members of the Lincoln Fire Districts will be covered by their individual
department by which ever means they agree to. The Town of Lincoln or the Town of Lincoln Rescue
Department is not responsible for liability to Fire District personnel or outsiders in anyway.

Sec 9.2 Compensation

The Lincoln Rescue personnel serving on the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team will be compensated pay
at the rate of 1 ½ times their normal hourly wage for actual technical rescue incidents only.

If on arrival at an incident, it is determined that the situation has been resolved, responders will only be
compensated from the time requested to the time that the rescue is determined not to be needed. NO
MINIMUM AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION.

If an actual rescue is performed members will be compensated from the time they arrive on scene until
the members have been cleared. NO MINIMUM AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION.

The Fire District members that are a part of the Lincoln Technical Rescue Team will work out with their
individual departments how they will or will not be compensated.

The Town of Lincoln or the Lincoln Rescue Department is not responsible for compensating Fire District
personnel.




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