The Proper Deployment of a Firefighter Accountability System

Firefighter standing in front of inferno

As everyone knows, fighting fires is a dangerous and deadly business. The primary goal is to save lives, and secondarily to protect property. The number one responsibility of the on-scene commander is to keep the other firefighters as safe as possible. And the first line of defense in that regard is having a reliable firefighter accountability system in place and correctly deployed.

What Is Firefighter Accountability?

Simply put, firefighter accountability is a system designed to account for all firefighter personnel within the most dangerous area of an incident site. Properly deployed, the use of a firefighter personnel accountability system provides safety for individual firefighters by giving incident command staff a means to track and account for all personnel and their whereabouts within the danger area at any given time. Continue reading “The Proper Deployment of a Firefighter Accountability System”

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