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chasb

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PAR checks
« on: June 18, 2007, 07:13:28 PM »
Hi!   ???
I've fairly recently started to listen to the various feeds in the New York and Lancaster, Pa area's.  Being from England I am confused by some of the things I hear.  Can someone tell me what a PAR check is, I've heard them being carried out on 2 alarms and above, but would like to have some idea what is going on.

Many thanks

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PAR checks
« on: June 18, 2007, 07:13:28 PM »

Offline vbcapt

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Re: PAR checks
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 10:11:33 PM »
Charlie:

In the Va. Beach Fire Dept a PAR is a personnel accountability report. For instance, if you're operating at an incident Command may call you and ask for a PAR check. "Command to Engine 8, whats your PAR?" "E8 to command, PAR 4." Which means 4 firefighters present & accounted for. It's basically used to keep track of everyone and command will check their status board and see that 4 firefighters are assigned to the particular truck and know everyone is ok. The accountability system varies widely depending on what style a Department has adopted.

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Re: PAR checks
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 09:37:00 AM »
FDNY does not have the PAR checks like some other places.  We will do a Rollcall as needed. 
Each Officer carries a "Riding List" BF4 on them which has each member and what they are assinged for the tour.
A Copy of the BF4 also goes on the rig.

When needed a Chief will go to each rig and collect the BF4s.  Recently however we now fax a copy of the BF4 to the Battalion who makes up a list of units in the Battalion on big spreadsheet.  This goes with the Aide, Chief, FAST Truck Radio and sent to the Division.