NFPA 1720: Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments, 2010 Edition
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Manage volunteer fire department resources and maximize deployment effectiveness with NFPA 1720.
Provide the best service to the public and maximize company resources with the latest requirements based on the "best practices" for our changing world. The 2010 edition of NFPA 1720: Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments addresses the organization and deployment of fire suppression operations, emergency medical operations, and special operations to the public by all volunteer fire departments.
Evaluate and improve the levels of fire fighter safety and service delivery within communities. In this edition:
- Revisions clarify that arriving company resources should be able to handle an offensive attack on a low hazard occupancy, or provide emergency medical care to up to two patients.
- New definitions include specific time starts and ends that correlate with the 2010 NFPA 1221: Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems
- Turnout time -- or time from start of transmission of the alarm to incident response -- has been increased from 60 seconds to 80 seconds for fire and special operations responses.
The Standard also discusses incident management systems, training systems, and communications systems. (Softbound, 17 pp., 2010)
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