Our station is currently under a major revamp and therefore I am looking into your guidance into the creation of procedures and protocols for the station.
The basic story here is that currently there is no procedures / protocols / standards of practice that have been laid out in our station apart from 'verbal' (which are made up on the spot, may I add) therefore as stated there is no hard copy 'these are the procedures, you must abide them' for our station.
Its a big ask, and I appreciate and thank you in advance. But what I would like to know is.. what are your procedures / protocols / standards of practice for your stations?
I would like to know them for everything... from attending incidents..on the fire ground...social network usage / mobile phone usage.. on station etc. Just so there is no possible holes that the crew can slip through.
Also, I would like to know how do you display / get your crew to acknowledge these? Handouts? signed contract? book? wall plague? etc
And finally, if it comes down to it, how do you enforce or discipline crew that fail / repetedly go against the procedures / protocols / standards of practice laid out?
Many thanks and I really appreciate the time you put into your answers
Stay Safe out there
Ben 'Snapper' Auger