As we embark deeper into the second year of the pilot project, lessons learned from the first year and the mentoring program will be combined with those from the two pilot projects to create a comprehensive lesson manual for the firefighter, company and command officer. This program is designed to build on the first year material and provide additional material for both the Academy and Command Officers. The Fire Department of New York City has implemented a new Fireground Tactics, Command Risk Assessment and Firefighter Safety initiative that will be implemented in stages. The New York City Fire Department has established uniform minimum, standardized and reinforced firefighting floor plans that define the layout and occupancy of the fireground and the structural systems on which the fire travels.

The company and command officers are required to conduct multiple, site specific inspections of the fire floor, apparatus bays, storage areas, hot spots, and fire loading and collapse conditions. Tower Ladder 105, Fire Attacker 130, and Tower Ladders in use on the fireground are marked with the NFPA Standard on Fire Attack. The Portland Fire Bureau has established a tiered system of accountability with specific, prefire actions and measurements to track firefighter performance. The Fire and EMS Division established a specific Target Fire Behavior program that includes the following elements Portland Fire Bureau, HERE.

Enhanced Fireground Accountability Program, HERE. Testimonials of the Pilot Project are available at the following link HERE. Readings of the Pilot Project are available at the following link HERE.

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