Provides for the tracking of
emergency personnel at an incident. The system made up of Name Tags, and
Passports are all components that easily identify personnel, apparatus
assignment allowing for 3 levels of accountability inside the incident
perimeter. Integrated with the WFR's Status Board & SCBA Control Board this
system provides a complete Personnel Accountability Safety System.
Accountability System Components: 1)Name Tags:
coded 3/8" x 1¼"(9mm x 31mm) Velcro™ backed plastic tag engraved with
the members name or are blank for field application of name with an erasable
Backup and Blank Passports are 2.25" x 5.5" coloured plastic cards
with Velcro™ on both sides.
Passports are used to store Personnel Name Tags
and are identified with the apparatus ID at the bottom. These form Level I
WFR's Status Board:
x 17"(280mm x 432mm) white Lexan Board used with the Primary and Backup
PASSPORTS allow for tracking of apparatus and personnel assignments.
Accommodates up to six PASSPORTS attached with
Velcro™ and an area to write location, assignment, time, and sector.
Combined with PASSPORTS these form Level II
Note: the tags come blank, and you write the
numbers or names on each tag per your requirements or use a Dyno Machine.
4)WFR's SCBA Board:
A 11" x 17" white Lexan board used to track
personnel in and out of the hazardous area.
with Name Tags this system tracks its members accounting for SCBA pressure,
time in, time due, time out and location assigned to.
with a digital clock and erasable china markers. This finalizes the PASSPORT
System and completes Level III Accountability.
WFR's PASSPORT System is
designed to track and account for Emergency Personnel at an incident.
Integrated with WFR's Status & SCBA Control Boards it allows Incident
Commanders to organize incoming resources and support functions. WFR's PASSPORT
System products allow the user to implement personnel accountability in
conjunction with the overall management efforts by utilizing Name Tags and
How It Works:
WFR's PASSPORT System is designed to be quick
and easy to place into operation. 1) Each station is issued a Status Board, SCBA Control Board.
2) A Primary PASSPORT is supplied for each vehicle in the station
(maximum of 6 per set).
member is issued a set of 3 color coded Name Tags, 1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 Red (30
of each color supplied in kit).
Tags will be placed to the underside of the member’s helmet. (note these tags
come blank and the department is to use the marker or an Dyno machine to make
name tags or numbers for their crew members) 3) At the start of the shift members place the green Name Tag on
the Backup PASSPORT (white) located on the dash or officers door of the
apparatus they are assigned to.
yellow Name Tag will be affixed to the primary PASSPORT (black) located with
the officer’s radio of the apparatus they are assigned to.
red Name Tag will be kept on the member's helmet and used for SCBA control
during Level III Accountability. 4)During a normal apparatus response, the Officer will have the
Primary PASSPORT (black) attached to his/her self (Level I Accountability).
the incident escalate, and the establishment of a command post be made, a
safety/accountability officer should be assigned.
will be transferred to command and placed on WFR's Status Board (Level II
of additional units, location and assignments will be maintained on the Status
first arriving units are engaged in Fire/Rescue activities Backup PASSPORTS
(white) will be retrieved from those units until such time Primary PASSPORTS
can be placed on the Status Board. 5) When firefighters are assigned to tasks that will involve the
use of SCBA, they are to report to the Accountability Officer, in pairs, to
have their assignment recorded.
each give the Officer their red tag.
tags are placed on the SCBA Control Board.
the lowest of the 2 air pressures are recorded.
time they leave the control point (from the clock on the board), the estimated
time (from experience of lapsed times) and the area of assignment.
the firefighters come out, they are to report to the Accountability Officer and
retrieve their red tags.
they change tanks and are re-assigned, this must be recorded.
firefighters have not reported in at the due time, they are to be considered
missing, and appropriate measures taken. 6) At the end of the incident, each firefighter must have his/her red tag in place on his/her helmet and should return to the station on the same
vehicle that he/she arrived on. 7) On returning to the station, the officer is to double check
that all members listed on the Passport are, in fact, actually on the truck.
Anyone missing must be accounted for immediately. 8) At the end of the shift, the green and yellow tags are taken
from the Passports and stored on the helmet.