Fire Department Bulletin

					                          ALAMEDA FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                                      Information Bulletin: 1884
                                                            Date: May 31, 2011
                                                  Remove After: August 1, 2011


To:   All Members

From: Interim Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi

Re:   Operational Status Change for Surface Water Rescue Swimmers


Members will only enter the water for surface water rescues at the discretion of the
Incident Commander after consultation with on-scene crews. Personnel safety will
be the most critical factor in assessing these situations.

We have been funded to re-certify instructors and train new swimmers. Refresher
land-based training and rescue swimmer training is being scheduled in the near
future.

Equipment and policy are being evaluated and will be updated as necessary.

If a water incident occurs, incident commanders are reminded to contact dispatch for
appropriate resources such as Coast Guard, Alameda County Fire or Oakland Fire.



Mike D’Orazi
Interim Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi

				
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