General Orders

  1. Has exclusive control of the stationing and transferring of all members
    Fire chief
  2. Prescribes the specifications and manner of wearing of the uniform and protective clothing
    Fire chief
  3. Has the exclusive right to suspend and recommend demotion of a member for incompetence
    Fire chief
  4. Serves as a staff officer to the chief of the department
    Deputy chief
  5. Conducts investigations
    Deputy chief
  6. Will routinely deal with citizen contacts by preparing correspondents
    Deputy chief
  7. Are responsible for the state of training of personnel assigned to their command
    Battalion chief
  8. Will closely monitor the station training program
    Battalion chief
  9. Are to make use of Saturdays Sundays and holidays when buildings and premises are accessible and drills would not disrupt the occupants
    Battalion chief
  10. Authorized to make temporary transfers of personnel on their shift for up to 30 days duration
    Battalion chief
  11. Are to be aggressive in demanding a high degree of performance from members and will set the tone for an atmosphere of professional competency
  12. Will see that members are on duty promptly at 0800 hrs
    Captain and lieutenant
  13. Will assure that swinging is done on an equitable basis
  14. Within a reasonable time hold a basic fire inspector and a basic fire investigator certification
  15. Will act as the security monitor for their stations and facilities and see that visitors are met and treated properly
  16. Within a reasonable time hold a basic fire inspector certification
  17. Fire chief minimum qualifications
    10 years previous experience

    Advanced firefighter certification

    T CFP head of department certification within one year of appointment

    Class C drivers license

    Texas Department of State health services EMT B certification
  18. Is the only one who shall issue general orders
    Fire chief
  19. May originate with any department member and is meant to convey information important to department operations
    Information bulletins
  20. Will be posted on the station bulletin board for at least 30 days
    Information bulletin
  21. Originates with the chief of the department or the deputy chief and meant to convey changes to department and city procedures
  22. When signing a directive what goes below your signature
    The date
  23. Responsible each shift for reviewing the daily notes at their stations for accuracy and completeness
    Station captain's
  24. When sending a communication to our printers in the department prior approval must be given by
    The battalion chief
  25. Communications received from outside the department must have approval of
    Chief of the department or the deputy chief
  26. Abbreviation of our core values is SPIRIT





  27. A dispatchers order can only be overridden by the battalion chief or
    The officer on the apparatus who has visual knowledge that conflicts with a dispatch communication
  28. Officers are expected to make the most productive use of members time there are approximately
    12 hrs available each shift
  29. Failure of a supervisor to take corrective action about complaints concerning sexual harassments
    Should be reported to the chief of the department
  30. Visitors will not be allowed to stay past
    2200 hrs without prior approval of the battalion chief
  31. Officers and acting officers will log on no later than what time each morning they are on duty to check their email
  32. Staffing levels will be maintained at a minimum of how many personnel per shift
  33. Combined staffing at station 5 and 6 will not fall below a level of how many combined personnel
  34. How many personnel at 5 and 6 must be members of the hazmat team on duty
  35. How many haz mat personnel must be at station 6
  36. Hazmat with fire response
    Box alarm

    Engine 5

    Rescue 5

    Engine 6 fill in at station 5 if not 1st due engine
  37. Level one response
    1st do engine company and squad 5
  38. Hazmat Level 2 response
    Level one units, engine 5, rescue 5, 63, battalion one, AMR, engine 6 fill in station 5 if not 1st due engine
  39. Level 3
    Any additional units will be special call at the request of the IC
  40. When a brush unit is special called to an incident the engine company will remain in service with as few as
    2 members
  41. If a member refuses a transfer request that has been granted the member will be removed from the list and will not be eligible to submit a transfer request for
    6 months
  42. If suspended for violation of a civil service rule the suspension Maybe for a reasonable period not to exceed
    15 calendar days
  43. Any member having information relevant to a disciplinary investigation will report such information to the
    Deputy chief
  44. This disciplinary action will be given for minor offenses occurring 1 to 3 times
    Oral counseling
  45. This disciplinary action will be given for minor offenses when an oral counseling has failed
    Disciplinary counseling form P7
  46. 4 copies of a disciplinary counseling form P7 or letter of reprimand will be given to
    The member, the supervisor, the chief of the department, and to the human resource director
  47. This is the 1st level of official disciplinary action and therefore can be appealed
    Letter of reprimand
  48. How many days does a member have to file an appeal for a letter of reprimand
    5 business days
  49. Upon receipt of a written reprimand from a supervisor the member will have 5 business days to submit a written request for a hearing to the
    Deputy chief
  50. The deputy chief will have how many business days to respond to the appeal and/or to schedule a hearing
    5 business days
  51. Will be issued when the letter of reprimand has failed to correct the performance or the violation is of such serious nature that disciplinary action more severe than the letter of reprimand might be warranted
    Letter of charges
  52. Someone wanting to make a complaint we must obtain the complainants
    Name, address, work and home phone numbers
  53. If a complainant states they want to remain anonymous refer them to
    Deputy chief
  54. The member who obtains the information from the complainant will send a memo with details to the
    Chief of the department through channels within 24 hours
  55. A complaint regarding a fire hazard will routinely be processed by the
    Fire Marshal, or battalion chief after normal working hours and on weekends, if BC can't resolve, on call Arson Investigator
  56. Personnel complaints will not be accepted more than __ days after the alleged incident
  57. If a false statement or perjury by the citizen is suspected by the deputy chief the manner will be referred to the
    District attorney for review and disposition
  58. Upon completion of the investigation the deputy chief will submit a report to the
    Chief of the department
  59. Allegation false or not factual
  60. Incident did occur but was lawful and proper
  61. Insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove the allegation
    Not sustained
  62. Allegation is supported by sufficient evidence
  63. If allegation is classified as unfounded exonerated or not sustained the deputy chief will
    Notify the member under investigation in writing through channels
  64. For complaints involving a criminal act the chief of the department will place the member on
    Administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation
  65. Can a member under investigation have counsel present during an interview regarding an investigation
  66. Current employee law court decisions allow the polygraph to be required in __________ related complaint investigations only.
  67. _________ may order a member to undergo psychological evaluation during a complaint investigation
    Chief of the department
  68. When a complaint is sustained the deputy chief will forward the completed investigation report to the
    Chief of the department
  69. ______________ May circumvent all investigative procedures in order to expedite a decision when he deems it necessary to preserve the integrity of and confidence in the department
    Chief of the department
  70. Who responds to a code 10
    Bc, 63, first in engine, closest squad and 68 by IC request
  71. Any updating of payroll adjustment for differential pay after the shift worked must have the approval of
    Fire chief or deputy chief
  72. Personnel shall be paid differential pay any time they have been moved up for greater than
    .1 hours
  73. How much time may be granted for an urgent personal emergency by the station officer
    One hour
  74. An additional hour may be granted by the next supervisor for a maximum of
    Two total hours
  75. Day to day management of the department's budget will be the responsibility of the
    Deputy chief
  76. The fire department will begin budget preparation in what month
  77. Division heads will submit budget request to the fire chief by no later than
    February 15th
  78. Battalion 3 shall meet at least
  79. Battalion 3 assigned to facilities unit will report to the
    Support branch director or in their absence the logistics section chief
  80. Battalion 3 assigned to food unit will report to the
    Service branch director or in their absence, the logistics section chief
  81. Battalion 3 assigned to rehab will report to the
    Medical unit leader
  82. Battalion 3 assigned to staging area will report to the
    Operations section chief
  83. Battalion 3 assigned to supplies will report to the
    Support branch director or in their absence, the logistics section chief
  84. Battalion 3 standard uniform will be determined by the chief of the department or battalion 3 members may elect to have their own standard uniform approved by the membership of
    Battalion 3 and the chief of the department
  85. Any Battalion 3 uniform other than the departmentally issued uniform will be at the expense of the
    Battalion 3 member
  86. A comprehensive news release will be made by the
    Arson investigator, the fire Marshal, or a person designated by the IC
  87. If a member is seriously injured or killed and an emergency, the incident commander shall contact
    The dispatcher by telephone and inform him or her of the circumstances
  88. The dispatcher in the case of a member seriously injured or killed shall notify the
    Chief of the department, the deputy fire chief, the fire department chaplain, and the fire department safety officer
  89. Who is responsible to respond to the location of the incident where a member was seriously injured or killed to gather pertinent information, and take personal charge of all protective clothing, including SCBA
    Safety officer
  90. If serious injury or death of a civilian, the incident commander shall notify the dispatcher by radio and request the notification of the
    Fire chief, deputy fire chief, and the fire chaplain
  91. Who should inform the members next of kin per department protocols if member is seriously injured or killed
    Fire chief, deputy fire chief and fire Chaplin
  92. All request for information received from members of the news media shall be directed to the on duty
    Battalion chief for handling, referral or assignment
  93. How often will the media guide be updated and redistributed?
  94. Cameras and cell phones at emergency scenes are prohibited without the authorization of the?
    Fire chief or deputy chief
  95. Ride out program request and release forms should me give in to?
    Battalion chief for signature, and then forwarded to fire administration
  96. Ridees shall be limited to a ride out shift of no longer then?
    12 hrs
  97. There will be no riders after what time?
    2000 hrs
  98. Leave scheduling will be scheduled by the battalion chief prior to?
    September 15th
  99. ____________________ are not included in the calculation of the magic number for leave scheduling.
    Safety training captains and assistant fire marshals
  100. Major vacation leave is defined as?
    3 or more consecutive shifts, and may b scheduled around a kelly day
  101. Not more than ___ officers can be scheduled off at the same time and not more than ___ of the operations captains.
    6, 2
  102. Who responds to an explosion?
    Box response and asst. Fire marshal
  103. Response for hazmat with fire?
    Box response, hazmat response team, asst. Fire marshal and safety and training coordinator
  104. Hazmat without fire response?
    First due engine and sq 5
  105. Rescue(trapped in machinery) response?
    En, tk, rescue, bc, and safety and training coordinator
  106. Rescue(major accident w/ ppl pinned) response?
    En, tk, rescue, bc, and safety and training coordinator
  107. Bomb threat response?
    En, sqd, bc, asst. fire marshal and safety and training coordinator
  108. Water rescue response?
    En, bc, boat and safety and training coordinator
  109. What is a still alarm considered?
    Any that is not a box alarm
  110. Fire dispatch is suppose to repeat ________ when dispatching an incident?
    Type, box number, address and cross street
  111. Who is responsible for the attir of their subordinates while en route?
    Company Officer
  112. What is the minimum protective clothing to have on while en route?
    Bunker boots and pants
  113. Chief's aides, while operating away fro. Command, will wear?
    The appropriate ppe
  114. Fire and arson Investigators will wear a minimum of?
    Bunker coat, boots, helmet and gloves
  115. Wildland leather boots minimum tops height is?
  116. Wildland uniforms worn on red flag days as determined by the?
    Fire chief, deputy fire chief, or battalion chief
  117. All operational members on duty will wear the same wildland uniform, with the exception of the?
    Battalion chief and battalion chief's aide
  118. What harness should be worn during aerial operations?
    Class II harness with fall arrest tag line attached to anchor point within platform
  119. Who has the authority to send or maintain firefighting equipment or personnel outside the city of Wichita falls?
    On-duty battalion chief
  120. Who shall compile a list of all items used at a mutual aid hazmat incident, along with a list of responding personnal and forward to fire administration so that an invoice may be sent?
    The Hazmat officer
  121. Who shall walk around the vehicle and look for any obstacles and pedestrians?
    Company officer/operator
  122. Who shall provide a spotter?
    Company officer
  123. When turning apparatus or proceeding against a red light or stop signal drivers will slow the vehicle to ___?
    15 mph
  124. When dispatcher states "your fire is reported out" shall proceed via?
    Code 1
  125. Malfunction or test of automatic fire alarm is advised by dispatch, what level should response continue?
    Code 1
  126. What is the minimim distance 2 units on the same route should maintain?
    At least 150' apart
  127. Is it ok to leave running lights and warning lights on at fires?
    No, they should be turned off unless necessary to warn traffic
  128. Who determines the preventability or non-preventablity of individual accidents?
    City accident review board
  129. A major accident is any occurrence that...
    Renders the vehicke un-drivable and/or involving injuries, without regard to the number or degree of injuries.
  130. Who shall investigate all major and minor accidents involving fire department equipment?
    Safety and training chief
  131. Accident investigation report will be submitted to the?
    Deputy chief
  132. Who should be notified of all accidents but only respond to major accidents?
    Deputy chief
  133. The driver of fire department vehicle shall submit a city of Wichita falls, form p-39 through the?
    Chain of command
  134. How should the officer in charge submit details of an accident?
    Fire department memo instead of on the p-39
  135. The safety anf training chief shall review all reports before forwarding to?
    Risk Management
  136. Persons seeking to talk with member involved in an accident or take a statement should be referred to the?
    City Attorney or Risk Management
  137. An investigation conducted into the circumstances surrounding an accident to determine if rules were broke should be done by?
    Safety, Health and Wellness Committee and is separate from the City Accident/Incident Review Board
  138. Will the fire department reset or silence any fire alarms?
  139. What response will be used when responding to an automatic fire alarm?
    Code 3
  140. For an automatic fire alarm a company should remain on scene for atleast how long?
    15 mins
  141. How many is considered an excess for malicious fire alarm calls to the same place?
    In excess of 4 or more per calendar year
  142. For confined space rescues, the 1st arriving TRT unit that is staffed with a TRT Company Officer should be assigned?
    Rescue Sector
  143. What is Phase I for TRT operations?
  144. What is Phase II for TRT emergencies?
    Pre-entry or Pre-Rescue(structural collapse) operations
  145. Personnel shall maintain line of sight and exit the confined space prior to low air alarm activation, following the what % rule?
    67-33% rule
  146. Who is responsible for entry operations of a confined space rescue?
    Rescue Sector
  147. What is Phase III for TRT emergencies?
    Entry or Rescue(structural collapse) Operations
  148. What is Phase IV for TRT emergencies?
  149. Command team for confined space rescue operations consist of?
    Chief officer, technical advisor, and a safety officer
  150. How far should all non-essential civilian personnel be removed from a structural collapse?
    At least 150'
  151. What sector controls the flow and maintains the personnel accountability of rescue personnel in the collapse area?
    Lobby Sector
  152. A building triage team will asses structural integrity and hazardous conditions of building involved, who makes up this team?
    Technical Rescue Technician, structural engineer, and a Hazmat technician
  153. Who may command elect to turn over general debris removal over to for final disposition of the building collapsed?
    RP responsible party
  154. First arriving company at a trench rescue will ensure apparatus remains at keast how far from location of trench failure?
  155. Level I staging for trench rescue will be at least how far from failure?
  156. How far should the hazard zone perimeter be during a trench rescue?
    50' from the collapse area
  157. Stage apparatus atleast how far from collapse area during trench rescue?
  158. Re-route all non-essential traffic at least ____ from the collapse area?
  159. Shut down all heavy equipment operating within _____ of the collapse area?
  160. During a trench rescue there should be atleast 2 ladders placed into the trench no more than ____ apart? For ingress and egress.
  161. Where is the water rescue teams stationed?
    ST 1,2 & 8
  162. Water rescue teams members should be certified to the minimum of ______?
    Swift water rescue operations level
  163. Who is designated as the water rescue team coordinator?
    Training battalion chief
  164. Each water rescue team member will receive a minimum of ___ hours of ce's each year as per subject breakdown on the _________________________?
    16, Water Rescue Training Sheet
  165. All operators must complete a ____________ _________________ to operate boats?
    WFFD Boat Task Book
  166. Rescue 1 boat specs?
    16' aluminum flat bottom dbl hull rescue boat w/ 40 hp center console steer motor
  167. Rescue 1 RIB(rubber inflatable boat) specs
    16' rubber inflatable w/ 30 hp tiller steer motor
  168. Boat 2 and boat 8 specs
    14' flat jon boats w/ 10hp tiller steer motor
  169. What are the 3 domains of water rescue operations divided?
    • High water
    • Open Water
    • Swift Water Rescues
  170. Water rescue regional respinse is for who?
    A fire department or government agency w/in the NORTEX Region 3
  171. Who shall coordinate all request for mutual aide water rescues?
    Chief, deputy chief or battalion chief
  172. What level to initial emergency response to a High water Rescue?
    Level 1
  173. Level 2 response for what 2 different types of water rescues?
    Open water and Swift water rescues
  174. A level 1 response for water rescues includes?
    • First due engine
    • SQ2 or TK8 w/ their boats(closest)
    • Safety officer
  175. A level 2 response for water rescues includes?
    • Batt 1
    • 1st due EN
    • SQ2 OR TK8 w/ boat(closest)
    • ST1 w/ Rescue 1 boats
    • SQ5
    • Safety officer
  176. With regards to safety, rescue priorities for a water rescue incident are?
    • 1. Self
    • 2. Fellow teammates
    • 3. Victims
  177. A PFD will be worn by each member coming within ___ of the edge of the water?
  178. Members operating as part of the water rescue team shall wear?
    PFD, an approved helmet and gloves if invokved in rescue operations
  179. 1-9ppm of CO detected means?
    No immediate danger, can be a normal level for house w/ gas appliances
  180. 10-34 ppm CO detected?
    Inform occupants this is a dangerous level when endured for extended periods of time. Open drs and windows and find out where its coming from.
  181. 35 + ppm CO detected?
    Considered an IDLH atmosphere, use ppv to vent, don't enter w/out SCBA, have AMR respond
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