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									                     EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
                       Fire Station #53
                      1604 West Innes St.
                     Salisbury, NC 28144


 I. EMERGENCY PLAN COORDINATORS:

        Chief S. I. Brady
        Assistant Chief R. D. Fesperman
        Battalion Chief R. A. Parnell, Safety Officer
        Battalion Chief T. D. Lackey, Fire Marshal
        Fire Department Administration
        514 East Innes Street
        Salisbury, NC 28144-5112

II. PREFERRED MEANS OF REPORTING FIRE AND OTHER EMERGENCIES:

        A.   Fire                 911/Radio
        B.   Explosion       911/Radio/Pay phone: Jim's BBQ
        C.   Tornado/Weather 911/Radio
        D.   Bomb Threat          911 phone outside of Station
        E.   Chemical Spill       911/Radio
        F.   Violence             911/Radio
        G.   Medical              911/Radio
        H.   Other           911/Radio
        I.   Radio Communications
             Radio Availability:
             a. Base - Bay floor
             b. Mobiles - each unit/533/531
             c. Portables - 2/533
                          - 1/537
        J.   Telephone Access
             1. Radios have phone access
             2. Jim's BBQ: 1624 W. Innes (pay phone)
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III.   ELEMENTS OF THE EMERGENCY PLAN:

       A.   Escape Procedures and Routes:

       Safe evacuation of the building is possible from all
       areas. Exits are located at the front and rear of the
       Apparatus bay, with additional personnel exits in the
       kitchen and front office.

       If fire or other related hazards occur in the apparatus
       bay area, those in the dormitory or restroom should use
       the kitchen exit for egress.

       All personnel exits are       clearly   marked   and   routes
       posted (Attachment A).

       B.   Accountability:

       The shift commander will be aware of personnel
       assignments at each fire station, at the beginning of
       each shift. Personnel will attach their identification
       card to the apparatus when on-duty.   Responsibilities
       for accountability are:

            1.   The supervisor will account for all personnel
                 in the station if emergency action is needed.
                  An employee will escort all visitors, groups
                 or individuals at all times, and assist in
                 evacuation as necessary.

            2.   Contractors working in stations and for an
                 extended period of time, will be given a copy
                 of this plan, and receive sufficient training
                 on the plan. This will be the responsibility
                 of the company officer.      The visitor and
                 contractor rally point will be the fire
                 hydrant on Link Ave., at #53's driveway.

            3.   Personnel   will   make   contact   with the
                 supervisor at the accountability point. This
                 point will be in the front yard at the
                 flagpole for fire department members.

       C.   RESCUE/MEDICAL DUTIES:

       Personnel are certified as North Carolina Emergency
       Medical Technicians and will render rescue and medical
       assistance to injured or trapped persons.   Evacuation
may be necessary before treatment can begin and should
be completed as outlined in Section IIIA.          The
supervisor or his designee, will be responsible for
notifying ROWAN for dispatch and additional assistance
from other resources.

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A wall-mounted first-aid kit is located in the front
office and a more complete trauma kit with oxygen is
located on Engine 533.     Local ambulance service is
provided by Rowan County EMS & Rowan County Rescue
Squad. Dial 911 for this service.

D.   ALARM   SYSTEM/FIRE PROTECTION:

The building is protected by individual, battery-
operated smoke detectors, located in the dormitory,
shop, apparatus bay, and kitchen.    Fire protection is
provided by two 10-lb. ABC fire extinguishers, one
located in the apparatus bay, and the other located in
the restroom. Fire apparatus are located on premises.
 All fire prevention equipment is tested monthly.

In the event that a smoke detector is activated and a
fire/smoke condition is detected, personnel shall
report to the apparatus bay floor, to remove apparatus
from the building.    After all apparatus are removed,
personnel shall report to their assigned apparatus for
accountability and assignments. The supervisor, or his
designee shall notify ROWAN for a first alarm dispatch.
 Personnel will wear protective clothing in accordance
to standard operating procedures.

E.   VIOLENCE:

In the event of civil disturbance or acts of violence
on this property, the supervisor, or his designee,
shall notify the Salisbury Police Department and the
Fire Department shift commander.        Personnel shall
refrain   from   actions   that  could   intensify  the
situation, but provide for their own safety until
assistance arrives.      All equipment mounted on the
exterior   should be placed in a compartment in
preparation for response to other areas.

F.   BOMB THREATS:

If reports of bombs or bomb threats are made to the
fire station, personnel should follow the procedure as
      outlined in the Operations        Manual,    Special   Hazards
      Operations Section.

      G.   WEATHER EMERGENCIES:

      In the event of severe weather such as tornadoes,
      hurricanes and the like, personnel should position
      themselves in a safe location inside the building. The
      designated safe area will be the shop room, directly
      off of the apparatus bay.    A minimum of one portable
      radio should be taken to this room for communication
      purposes.
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IV.   PERSONNEL TRAINING:

      Personnel assigned to this station receive training and
      instruction to meet the objectives of the NC Fire and
      Rescue Commission's Firefighter II.      Personnel are
      certified as NC Emergency Medical Technicians and are
      EPA Operations trained for chemical emergencies.    All
      employees have received Hazard Communication and Lock
      Out/Tag Out training. Training records are maintained
      in the Training Division.

      A.   The Lock Out/Tag       Out   kit   is   located   in   the
           Captains' Office.

V.    HAZARD ANALYSIS:

      Natural Gas Leak:

      Natural gas is supplied for operation of the boiler
      only. A leak could develop in any line supplying this
      unit or in the unit itself, resulting in a gas build-
      up.   Upon determining that there is a leak within the
      station,   shut-off   gas  at   the   meter  and   begin
      ventilation by opening walk-in doors and windows. Use
      Lock Out/Tag Out equipment as necessary.     Bay doors,
      telephones, and electrical switches should not be
      operated until the atmosphere can be tested with a CGI,
      to   determine if a flammable range is present.
      Notification to ROWAN for alarm dispatch and other
      requests for assistance should be made outside of the
      station.    Piedmont Natural Gas should be notified
      (Attachment B shows gas line location within station).

      - If apparatus have been removed, position them at the
          hydrant on Link St., at the entrance to the rear
            driveway.
Natural Gas Leak with Fire/Explosion:

     - Evacuate the building

     - Obtain personnel accountability

     - Initiate First Alarm dispatch (pay phone at
     Jim's    BBQ may be used as an outside source of
               communication)

     -  At the discretion of the supervisor, and
         depending on the availability of personal
           protective    and   suppression    equipment,
     further       action of tactics may be limited.


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Chemical:

     All flammable/combustible liquids shall be stored
     in the flammable liquids cabinet located in the
     storage building. Gasoline shall be stored in the
     safety can and all other materials stored in their
     original container within the cabinet. If not in
     original   container,    it   shall   be    labeled
     appropriately.

     Cleaning chemicals are stored in the utility
     closet and in small quantity containers.     Proper
     handling of these containers should eliminate
     accidental release.   MSDS information is kept on
     file in the facilities & Equipment Maintenance
     Manual, and in the MSDS manual located in the
     Captains' Office.    In the event of a release,
     reference the MSDS for information concerning
     personal exposure, spill and cleanup procedure.
     Any release is expected to be small, due to
     container size and may not warrant a dispatch of
     equipment; however, the shift commander should be
     notified (Attachment B shows chemical storage).

Fires:

     Vehicles fires inside building:

     -      Evacuate the building/remove all apparatus
            not involved "only if" same can be done so
            safely.
-    Obtain personnel accountability

-    Initiate First Alarm dispatch

-    Secure utilities

-    Fire control can be conducted per standard
     operations, but may be delayed until other
     apparatus arrives, if none is available.

Structure Fires:

Since some incidents are smaller in magnitude than
others, fire control activities will be at the
discretion of the on-duty supervisor.

Spill Control:

The largest expected spill quantity would be a
result of a catastrophic failure of an apparatus
fuel tank, not to exceed 50 gallons of diesel or

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gasoline. Run-off containment is accomplished
through damming and diking operations, using
                    supplied      absorbent,plastic
                    sheeting and other
other available materials. ATTT/ATC foam would be
used to suppress vapor production if the spilled
material is flammable.

The bay floor is not structured to prevent
spillage from running into the bunk room and
kitchen from the apparatus bay.       Preventing a
spill from running into the living areas of this
station is the first priority. Run-off would also
run out the side and front doors, into the
recessed drain system, and sub-terrain to the
storm drain at Innes Street and Link Avenue.

Spillage at the rear of the property (behind the
station), would run into the storm drain, located
at the rear driveway, and runs sub-terrain to the
storm drain located at Barringer Street and Link
Avenue.
            Every safe effort should be taken to prevent the
            spilled liquid from running into the living areas
            of the station, and into the storm drain system.


VI.    EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN DISTRIBUTION:

       A.   Copies of this plan will reside in the   following
            locations:

            1.   Office of the Fire Chief
            2.   Office of the Assistant Chief
            3.   Office of City Risk Management
            4.   Station 53 Captains' Office
            5.   Bookcase, Kitchen, Station 53
            6.   Office of Fire Department Safety Officer
            7.   Office of Fire Department Shift Commanders
            8.   Salisbury Fire Dept. - Operations Manual -
                 Special Operations Section

VII.   ATTACHMENTS:

       A.   Escape routes
       B.   Utilities Plan

								
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