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1.1* Scope. This standard contains requirements on the structure and operations of fire emergency service organizations (FESOs). A.1.1 Fire and emergency service organizations provide a myriad of services to the community. Public fire protection services can include, but are not limited to, fire suppression, fire prevention, public life safety education, emergency management, rescue, emergency medical service, hazardous materials response, response to other emergencies, and law enforcement (e.g., incident investigation, code application enforcement).
This standard contains requirements on the structure and operations of fire emergency service organizations (FESOs) to help protect lives, property, critical infrastructure, and the environment from the effects of hazards.
Governance and administration criteria include finance, asset control, risk management, professional development, communications, and intercommunity organization. Additional requirements are provided for code enforcement, fire investigations, public education, emergency operations, and more.
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