Standard Operating Procedure by PRmxmv

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									                             Standard Operating Procedure
                            Fire Police Response to Incidents

Purpose: To establish an orderly and safe guide to incident scenes for Fire Police.
Some incidents are of a minor nature as they affect traffic, while others require rapid
intervention with traffic to avoid secondary incidents. The effect on traffic may not
related directly to the nature of the initial incident.

Policy: It is the policy of <organization> to recognize that incidents impacting on traffic
flow have the potential to cause unnecessary death and injury. All responses shall be
done in an expeditious manner so as to minimize danger to the public. Upon arrival of
personnel, conditions found at the incident site shall be communicated to all responding
units the so other responders can plan for their most effective and best approach.

Personal Vehicles

Red Lights: One Captain and One Lieutenant are designated by the Vehicle Code to
equip their privately-owned vehicle as an emergency vehicle. Such vehicle shall be
equipped with one or more flashing or revolving red lights and a siren. The persons
filling these positions shall have completed an emergency vehicle operator’s course
(EVOC), and the lights and siren shall be inspected by <identify, usually a police
department>.

Blue Lights: Other Fire Police Officers are permitted to equip their personal vehicle with
one or two blue lights or one blue lightbar. It is recommended that the officer have
completed an EVOC. The light(s) shall be inspected by <identify>.

<optional> Blue Lights may be activated only while the vehicle is stopped at incidents
or when it is necessary to enter an otherwise-closed incident scene.

Emergency Response

Responses shall be made in an emergency mode unless otherwise specified by this
SOP.

Members shall comply with Vehicle Code provisions governing response privileges.

Non-Emergency Response

Given the minimal impact to traffic flow in certain situations, the following calls shall
initially be responded to in a non-emergency mode: Automatic Fire Alarm, Carbon
Monoxide Alarm, Water Flow Alarm, Brush Fire, “Investigation”, and “Stand-by” calls

Size Up

Once a proper person arrives and conducts a size-up, the size-up will state whether
emergent traffic control is needed. The response mode will be upgraded or
downgraded as necessary.

								
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