Your areas public safety agency response protocols  (Read 237 times)
So this is a thread to talk about your area's public safety agency response protocols. This includes Fire department, EMS, and police, as well as multi-agency (tiered) response. We all know different jurisdictions have different protocols, so it's interesting to see what the different protocols are for your area.

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London, Ontario
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For motor vehicle collisions involving 1-3 vehicles, my city uses a fully tiered response. They send one engine, at least one EMS unit (depending on injuries), and minimum of 1 police cruiser.

For monitored fire alarm (residential/house) usually sent is 3 engines, 1 truck (ladder), and one car (district chief or platoon chief).
For monitored fire alarm (highrise), usually sent is 4 engines, 2 trucks, 1 rescue, and one car.
For structure fires (residential) its the same response level as a monitored fire alarm (residential)
For structure fires (highrise) its the same response level as a monitored fire alarm (highrise)
For Hazmat level 1, usually sent is 1 engine, and one car. (this can be something as simple as a fuel spill.
For Hazmat level 2, usually sent is 1 Engine, 1 HAZMAT truck, 1 Rescue, and One car (can be a natual gas leak, or any other gas leak).
For Hazmat level 3, usually sent is 2 engines, 1 Hazmat truck, 1 Decon trailer, 1 rescue, and one car. (This is for serious calls like chemical spill, industrial accient, or motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle carrying chemicals).
For marine rescue, usually sent is 1 engine, 1 car, 1 rescue, 1 marine unit, 1 Zodiac unit.
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1 Engine   

    brush fires
    outside rubbish fires
    downed wires
    residential refrigerant leaks
    CFR runs
    medical alert central station alarms
    other non-structural outside fires

1 Ladder   

    water leaks
    downed trees/limbs blocking the street
    loose or hanging cornice
    stuck occupied elevators
    lock ins/outs
    other incidents where ladders or tools may be needed

1 Engine + 1 Ladder   

    car fires
    struck pedestrian
    vehicle collisions
    elevated railroad ties (el ties)
    automatic alarms (CO, smoke, fire) in a private residence
    gasoline leaks on the street
    any other incident occurring on a street
    any incident where both units may be needed (i.e., stuck elevator with a injured passenger)

Box Transmission   

    report of a structural fire
    natural gas leaks

Response to Certain 10 Codes and Signals

10-75   

    4 engines
    3 ladders
    2 battalion chiefs
    1 deputy chief
    1 rescue if available
    1 squad if available
    1 RAC unit

Signal 7-5 (using all hands)   

    4 engines
    3 ladders
    2 battalion chiefs
    1 rescue
    1 squad
    1 deputy chief

Second alarm (signal 2-2)   

    8 engines
    5 ladders
    5 battalion chiefs
    1 rescue
    1 squad
    1 deputy chief
    1 RAC unit
    1 satellite
    safety battalion
    SOC battalion
    1 tactical support unit
    field comm
    field comm battalion
    communications unit

Third alarm (signal 3-3)   

    12 engines
    7 ladders
    6 battalion chiefs
    1 rescue
    1 squad
    1 deputy chief
    1 RAC unit
    1 satellite
    safety battalion
    SOC battalion
    1 tactical support unit
    field comm
    field comm battalion
    communications unit
    mask service unit
    Air Recon Chief (on Bklyn box)

Fourth alarm (signal 4-4)   

    16 engines
    9 ladders
    6 battalion chiefs
    1 rescue
    1 squad
    1 deputy chief
    1 RAC unit
    1 satellite
    safety battalion
    SOC battalion
    1 tactical support unit
    field comm
    field comm battalion
    communications unit
    mobile command unit
    planning section chief
    Air Recon Chief (on Bklyn box)

Fifth alarm (signal 5-5)   

    20 engines
    11 ladders
    6 battalion chiefs
    1 rescue
    1 squad
    1 deputy chief
    1 RAC unit
    1 satellite
    safety battalion
    SOC battalion
    1 tactical support unit
    field comm
    field comm battalion
    communications unit
    mobile command unit
    planning section chief
    Air Recon Chief (on Bklyn box)

All subsequent alarms, add:   

    4 engines
    2 ladders
    1 battalion

Signal 10-60   

    8 engines
    4 ladders
    6 battalion chiefs
    2 deputy chiefs
    2 squads (one must be Squad 1 w/TRV)
    tactical support unit
    rescue battalion
    Haz-Mat battalion
    safety battalion
    FAST unit
    2 collapse task forces
    2 SOC support ladders
    SOC logistic support van
    SOC compressor truck
    1 satellite
    1 RAC unit
    mobile command center
    air recon chief
    1 EMS division chief
    2 EMS division captains
    1 Haz-Tac officer
    4 BLS ambulances
    1 logistic support unit
    1 MERV
    1 MRTU
    1 EMS deputy chief
    3 EMS conditions officer
    2 ALS ambulances
    1 OMA response physician
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