Molson-Chesaw Fire Department
Standard Operation Procedures (SOP)
For Wildland Fires
November 17th, 2011
It is the mission of Okanogan County Fire Protection District 11 ( OKCOFPD11), Molson-Chesaw Fire Department to provide fire protection for natural resources, structures, and vehicles and aid to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) for the people that live, visit and travel through the area served by OKCOFPD11. OKCOFPD11 strives to provide safe but aggressive fire fighting techniques when called to do our duty. We are constantly striving for improvements in the response time, the quality of membership, the quality of training and education provided to our members, and members of the community.
The following document sets forth the procedures set as the standard for OKCOFPD11. All the scenarios that maybe encountered cannot possibly be covered by these SOP’s. Therefore all OKCOPFPD11 personnel must use common sense and consider the safety of the members and the public as being the priority. All members, present and future shall be in full compliance with all provisions set forth in this document within six months (6) after the enactment of the SOP or date of OKCOFPD11 membership.
The OKCOFP11 is staffed entirely by volunteer members. These members have a variety of duties and job descriptions.
RESPONDING TO WILD LAND FIRES
When a member receives notification of a call: