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ID
4-508-1130
Name
Fire Engine Strike Team – Structural
Status
Published
Updated
11/18/2019 2:49:12 PM
Released
07/20/2005
Description
The Fire Engine Strike Team – Structural is a specialized collection of five engines of the same type with common communications and a leader who may be in a separate command vehicle. This team provides a collection of engines complete with a supervisory element for organization command and control.
Resource Category
Fire/Hazardous Materials
Primary Core Capability
Fire Management and Suppression
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Fire Engine Strike Team – Structural provides fire management and suppression support in structural firefighting situations and other emergency operations
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment 2. Requestor ensures that vehicle type and crew credentialing meet the requirements of the anticipated area of operations before ordering 3. Strike Team Leader accompanies strike team and uses a separate vehicle 4. Requestor specifies additional components necessary, such as Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), or Basic Life Support (BLS) capabilities, and four-wheel drive (4WD) or two-wheel drive (2WD) vehicles 5. Requestor orders engines based on the nature of the mission, logistics, intensity of demand, duration of service activity, and anticipated rest periods 6. Requestor orders additional personnel as necessary to ensure the ongoing availability of resources to support the mission assignment safely and effectively
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 211
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAM1. This position is in addition to the personnel on each engine. 2. Strike Team Leader Engine is not a NIMS typed position.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 Fire Officer OR Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN)
Support Personnel Per EngineNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – NIMS Type 1 Firefighter (Structural) 1 – NIMS Type 1 Fire Apparatus Operator
Type 21 – NIMS Type 2 Firefighter (Structural) 1 – NIMS Type 1 Fire Apparatus Operator
Firefighting Capabilities Per Vehicle1. All fire apparatus conforms to the laws and regulations of the United States and the home agency. 2. All fire apparatus conforms to the applicable NFPA purchasing and operations standards. 3. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) reviews all vehicles for conformance to current vehicle regulations and standards and makes modifications as necessary.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Type 1 Pumper Fire Apparatus in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901: Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
Type 2Type 2 Pumper Fire Apparatus in accordance with NFPA 1901: Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Firefighter (Structural)
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fire Officer
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fire Apparatus Operator
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901: Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, latest edition adopted
NFPA 1710: Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments, latest edition adopted
NFPA 1911: Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus, latest edition adopted