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  • 1. Safety Standards for Fire Fighters 296-305 WAC Rewrite of 1/1/1997 vertical standard
  • 2. A firefighter’s world has changed
  • 3. Washington’s firefighter safety standard has NOT
  • 4. 305 is a minimum safety standard
  • 5. Fire service driven changes
  • 6. 296-305 WAC • Process started February 2007 • Stakeholder committee established – Groups represented • Washington Fire Chiefs • Washington State Fire Commissioner’s Association • Washington Fire Fighter’s Association • Washington State Council of Fire Fighters • Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office • Washington Contract Logger Association
  • 7. 296-305 WAC • Voting members – Dave Daniels, Chief Woodinville Fire – Don Fortier, Chief Grant County 3 – Ron McKiernan, Chief Bremerton Fire – Wayne Howerton, Chief Spokane Valley Fire – Dave Leitch, Chief West Valley Fire Yakima 12 – Dave Ellingson, Commissioner Poulsbo Fire – Dr. Robert Barnard, Commissioner Thurston County 9 – Greg Borg, Captain Spokane Fire – Jay Havner, LT Seattle Fire – Frank Garza, Fire Marshall WSP – Robert Jones, Fire Marshall WSP – Eric Quitslund, Asst. Chief Clark County 6
  • 8. 296-305 WAC • Significant contributors – Frank Brennan Seattle Fire – Rick Kruckenberg, Port of Seattle Fire – Don Sagendorf, Boeing Fire – Tim Lively, Port of Spokane Airport FD – T.J. Nedrow, Lacey FD #3 – Mark Peterson, Renton Fire – Jim Hinton, WA Contract Loggers – Jerry Bonagofsky, WA Contract Loggers – Albert Kassel, WA DNR
  • 9. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-01005 Definitions – Deletions: • Aerial ladder, platform, and tower • Audiogram, authorized, beacon • Chemical protective clothing, confinement • Deck pipe, engineering controls, fastest means • Fire combat training, FD safety officer, foot stand • Ground mobile attack, HEPA, line, manned station • Monitor, mop up, place of employment, pre-fire training • Signalman, staffed station, support function • Universal precautions
  • 10. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-01005 Definitions • Significant additions – Aerial device, CBRN, – Cold, warm, hot, and exclusionary zones – Escape belt & rope, life safety harness I II III – Health & Safety Officer, heat related illness – Incident safety officer, known rescue, live fire – Mayday, rehabilitation, standby firefighters – Urban wildfire, vapor barrier clothing
  • 11. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-01503 Accident Investigation – Replaced “accident” with “incident” – Employee injury or illness investigation • Section 305-01507 FD Health & Safety Officer – Changed to clarify role
  • 12. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-01509 Management Resp. – Safe place during nonemergency and emergency – “Rules of engagement” – Capable to do assigned duties – Physically demanding – Licensed healthcare provider (LHCP) added
  • 13. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-02001 PPE and protective clothing – Clarified hazard assessment for PPE – Proximity clothing NFPA updated • Section 305-02002 Structural FF Clothing – Moved updated to 1991 edition of NFPA 1971
  • 14. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-02004 Protective Ensemble for FF – Combine 02003 through 02015 – Eye & Face Protection – clarifying note – Hand protection – 2000 edition NFPA 1971 – Body protection – Foot protection – 2007 edition NFPA 1971 – Head protection – 1987 edition NFPA 1972 purchase 2007 edition NFPA 1971
  • 15. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-02012 Body Armor – Updated N.I.J. requirements 0101.04 or 0101.04A – Updated to include recalled materials N.I.J. 0101.05 • Section 305-02017 Personal Alert Safety Sys. – Clarifying for structural FF use • Section 305-02019 Life Safety Ropes – Updated to 2001 or 2006 edition of NFPA 1983 – Class III harness if can become inverted
  • 16. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-03002 Hazardous Materials – Deleted overlapping requirements found in 296- 824 WAC Emergency Response – Updated terminology to match NFPA – Added CBRN to meet new FD duties – Clarified SCBA exposure – Updated year of reference texts
  • 17. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-04001 Respiratory Protection – Updated to minimum 1997 edition NFPA 1981 – Removed reference to WAC 296-62 Part I-1 – Update CGA and NFPA air requirements – Clarified where air sample taken – Clarified qualitative or quantitative fit test – Moved confined space requirements to that section
  • 18. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-04501 Automotive Fire Apparatus – Removed old NFPA references – Updated to 2003 edition of NFPA 1901 – Updated 49 CFR Dates – Added must secure equipment and hoses – Added requirement to follow Title 46 RCW • Section 305-4505 Automotive F A Operational – Updated from “EVAP” to “EVIP”
  • 19. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-04507 F A maintenance and repair – Emergency vehicle technician, ASC certified, manufacturer or factory qualified – Suppression systems only – Maintain and test apparatus per manufacturer’s requirements
  • 20. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-04510 Aerial Apparatus – Combined 04509 and 04511 into one section – Updated requirements to 2003 edition NFPA 1901 – Updated candle power of spotlight – Added sand under pads, outriggers – Maintain according to 2002 edition NFPA 1911
  • 21. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05000 Incident Management – Presidential Directive requiring N.I.M.S. used throughout U.S. – Train on NIMS and ICS before responding – ICS used during every emergency and drill – Establish command post, risk assessment, action plans – Accountability tracking system – Control zones must be used
  • 22. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05000 Incident Management – Hot zone PPE for potential hazards – Exclusionary zone – Personnel for rescue – Clarified violence and unrest definition – Protect from motor vehicles – Personal flotation devices unless Firefighting – No manipulating equipment until trained
  • 23. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05000 Incident Management – “Mayday” statewide term – Radio terminology “Emergency traffic” – Practice emergency traffic and Mayday situations – Incident clock suggested
  • 24. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05002 Fire Suppression – Assess risk – 2 in 2 out initial stages – “Known Rescue” 2 in 1 out permissible – 1 out may have other duties that don’t jeopardized other FF in the hot zone safety (No at least as effective as OSHA change) – 2 crews in hot zone no longer initial stage
  • 25. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05002 Fire Suppression – SCBA used during overhaul – Gross decontamination before removing PPE – Post fire investigation using respiratory protection
  • 26. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05004 Occ. exposure to heat and cold – Incorporated 296-62-095 heat illness rule – Incorporated NFPA 1584 rehabilitation – Work-to-rest cycles
  • 27. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05013 Aircraft rescue and fire fighting – Required to meet 2008 edition of NFPA 402 – Both airport based or responding into to an airport fire departments – Fuselage added back into definition of a structure
  • 28. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05101 Technical Rescue – Combined all previous technical rescue sections – Added general requirement for FD to select level of response – Selected highest standard for operations and technician level 2009 edition NFPA 1670 – Requires training, procedures, safety
  • 29. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05101 Technical Rescue – Structural rescue – Rope rescue – low & high angle – Confined space rescue – Machinery rescue – Water rescue – still & swift & fire boat – Trench & excavation rescue – Mine & tunnel rescue
  • 30. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-05502 Member development – Combined 05501 and 05503 into one section – Proficiency cycle – Trained on function, care, use/operation, inspection, maintenance, and limitation of assigned equipment or available for use – Live fire training every 36 months (New live fire definition) – Structural safety for non-live fire training – Asbestos requirements from WAC 296-62 Part I-1 – New table to assist training officers
  • 31. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-06003 Testing fire service equipment – Test fire service hose according to 2003 edition NFPA 1962 – Moved life safety rope section to technical rescue section and 305-02019
  • 32. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-06006 Ground ladders – Incorporated old section updated to appropriate NFPA • Section 305-06008 Electrical – Total update to comply with WAC 296-24 Part L – Added classified area requirements – Removed 12g requirement
  • 33. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-06503 FDF general requirements – Fire poles now allowed if requirements implemented – FD owned facilities with asbestos addressed • Section 305-06505 Sanitation, disinfection, cleaning – Contaminated or potentially contaminated not allowed in non-work areas • Section 305-06507 Sleeping areas – Removed 3 years to comply from (1) relates to 1997 issuance – Carbon monoxide detectors
  • 34. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-07001 Wildfire Operations – New definitions urban wildfire and wildland fire fighting – Reorganized to address urban and then wildland – Added timber falling and cat work in timber – 07004 heat related illness complies with 296-62- 095 – 07006 clarified proper length for ballistic chaps – 07008 added fixed and rotary wing leaves landing zone up to IC to decide to set up.
  • 35. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-07001 Wildfire Operations – 07010 (7) clarified first-aid and supplies requirements can be found in 296-800 WAC – 07012 PPE and clothing for wildland – Updated to 2005 edition NFPA 1977 – Clarified where boot height is measured – Updated to new generation fire shelter
  • 36. 296-305 WAC • Section 305-07001 Wildfire Operations – 07016 Falling and Equipment in forest land • 2 tree lengths • Danger trees • Training for fallers • Faller equipment • Cats with winches or drum-line • Operator overhead and body protection