Fort Bidwell Volunteer Fire Department

Basic Response Procedure

First person to respond: When you are paged or called:

  1. Go to the Fire House with your Turnouts and Wildland gear.
  2. Open left door.
  3. Open Rear door and block with cinder block.
  4. Turn on main fan (switch next to rear door).
  5. Start the Tender (If a fire call).
  6. Start the Green Attack Engine.
  7. Write the location of the emergency on the blackboard between the doors (be specific).
  8. Wait for another volunteer to arrive.

Other than first person: When you are paged or called:

  1. Go to the Fire House with your Turnouts and Wildland gear.
  2. Make sure the location is accurately noted.

When there are two or more volunteers:

  1. Call Dispatch using the truck code to say responding.
  2. Proceed to the emergency in the Green Attack Engine (and Tender, if  fire).
  3. On arrival, size up the scene for safety and need for other resources.
  4. Call Dispatch to report your size-up and other resource needs.
  5. Position trucks away from fire for quick escape, and Tender for easy return for more water.
    Use hose to reach fire, keep trucks away.
  6. Attack the fire, address the medical problem, etc.
  7. Upon return, refill tanks and restore equipment, then call Dispatch as returned and ready.

On Scene:

  1. Use Green for initial attack.
  2. Use 1.5" hose to keep Green Attack filled from Tender.
DO make sure you note the location of the emergency clearly.
DO call dispatch when you have two or more people.

DO NOT go to an emergency alone.
DO NOT go to an emergency if you are sick, hurt, or incapacitated.