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SPS 330.13(1)(d) (d) Use personal alert safety system devices which meet the standards specified in NFPA 1982.
SPS 330.13(2) (2)Life safety ropes, harnesses and hardware. Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.13(2)(a) (a) Use life safety ropes, harnesses and hardware which meet the standards specified in NFPA 1983.
SPS 330.13(2)(b) (b) Use Class I life safety harnesses for fire fighter attachment to aerial devices.
SPS 330.13(2)(c) (c) Use Class II and Class III life safety harnesses for fall arrest and rappelling operations.
SPS 330.13(2)(d) (d) Use unused life safety rope to support the weight of any person during rescue, fire fighting and other emergency operations.
SPS 330.13(2)(e) (e) Use for training evolutions, life safety rope which is designated training rope if the rope is inspected before and after each use according to the manufacturer's instructions.
SPS 330.13(2)(f) (f) Destroy any training rope subjected to impact loading or showing signs of weakness or wear and maintain a written record of the use of each rope.
SPS 330.13(3) (3)Eye, face and hearing protection. Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.13(3)(a) (a) Provide face and eye protection for any fire fighter engaged in fire suppression and other operations involving hazards to the eyes and face whenever the fire fighter's face is not protected by the full facepiece of a self-contained breathing apparatus. Eye and face protection shall comply with s. 29 CFR 1910.133 as adopted by reference in ch. SPS 332.
SPS 330.13(3)(b) (b) Provide hearing protection for any fire fighter operating or riding in fire apparatus when subject to noise in excess of 90 dBA.
SPS 330.13(3)(c) (c) Provide hearing protection for any fire fighter exposed to noise in excess of 90 dBA from power tools or equipment unless the use of the protective equipment would create an additional hazard to the fire fighter. Hearing protection shall comply with s. 29 CFR 1910.95 as adopted by reference in ch. SPS 332.
SPS 330.13 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 01-044: am. (3) (a) and (c), Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; correction in (3) (a), (c) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. IX of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter IX — Emergency Operations
SPS 330.14 SPS 330.14 Emergency operations.
SPS 330.14(1) (1)Incident management. Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.14(1)(a) (a) Conduct emergency operations and other hazardous situations, including training exercises, in a manner to recognize hazards and to prevent accidents and injuries.
SPS 330.14(1)(b) (b) Establish an incident command system which has written guidelines applying to all fire fighters involved in emergency operations and which identifies fire fighter roles and responsibilities relating to the safety of operations.
SPS 330.14 Note Note: Suggested Operating Guidelines have been developed and published by the Wisconsin technical college system board. Copies of the Suggested Operating Guidelines are available at all technical college district campuses.
SPS 330.14(1)(c) (c) Train fire fighters involved in emergency operations in the incident command system established under par. (b) and assign safety responsibilities to supervisory personnel at each level of operations.
SPS 330.14(1)(d) (d) Require the officer in command of an emergency operation to be responsible for the overall safety of all fire fighters and activities occurring at the scene of the operation.
SPS 330.14(1)(e) (e) Require the officer in command of an emergency operation to establish an organization with sufficient supervisory personnel to control the position and function of all fire fighters operating at the scene of that emergency operation to ensure that safety requirements are satisfied.
SPS 330.14(1)(f) (f) Use a standard system to identify and account for the assignment of each fire fighter at the scene of an emergency operation.
SPS 330.14(1)(g) (g) At an emergency operation where special hazards exist, require the officer in command to assign qualified personnel with specific responsibility to identify and evaluate hazards and to provide direction with respect to fire fighter safety during the operation.
SPS 330.14(2) (2)Incident safety requirements.
SPS 330.14(2)(a)(a) Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.14(2)(a)1. 1. Provide sufficient personnel to safely conduct emergency scene operations and limit such operations to those that can be safely performed by the personnel available at the scene.
SPS 330.14(2)(a)2. 2. If inexperienced fire fighters are working at an emergency operation, provide direct supervision by more experienced officers or members.
SPS 330.14(2)(b) (b) If any fire fighter is operating at an emergency operation and his or her assignment places him or her in potential contact with motor vehicle traffic, that fire fighter shall wear:
SPS 330.14(2)(b)1. 1. The helmet specified under s. SPS 330.11 (2) or alternate protective headgear providing equivalent protection; and
SPS 330.14(2)(b)2. 2. A garment with fluorescent retroreflective material.
SPS 330.14(3) (3)Rescue of members.
SPS 330.14(3)(a)(a) A fire fighter using self-contained breathing apparatus and operating in an interior structural fire shall operate in a team of 2 or more fire fighters. Except in the case of a structural fire which is in the initial or beginning stage and which can be controlled or extinguished by portable fire extinguishers, a back-up team of at least 2 members wearing self-contained breathing apparatus shall be available at the scene for rescue if the need arises. One back-up team member with a charged line shall be committed to a safe non-affected area in or near the structure. The other back-up team member shall remain within voice contact and may be assigned to additional roles so long as this individual is able to perform assistance or rescue activities without jeopardizing the safety or health of any fire fighter working at the scene. In all structural fires in which fire fighters use self-contained breathing apparatus, at least one additional member shall be assigned to remain outside the structural fire and monitor the operations.
SPS 330.14 Note Note: It is not the intent of this rule to prevent any number of persons from responding to a fire call, setting up equipment and initiating exterior suppression at the fire scene. Also, it is not the intent of this rule to prohibit an individual fire fighter from taking an action to preserve the life or safety of another person.
SPS 330.14(3)(b) (b) At emergency operations, the officer in command shall evaluate the risk to fire fighters and, if necessary, request that at least basic life-support personnel and patient transportation be available.
SPS 330.14 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 01-044: am. (2) (b) 1. and (3) (a), Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; correction in (2) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. X of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter X — Facility Safety
SPS 330.145 SPS 330.145 Facility safety. Fire department buildings and facilities shall comply with chs. SPS 332 and 361 to 366.
SPS 330.145 History History: CR 01-044: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; CR 01-139: am. Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. XI of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter XI — Medical
SPS 330.15 SPS 330.15 Physical and medical capabilities.
SPS 330.15(1)(1) The employer shall assure that fire fighters who are expected to do structural fire fighting are physically capable of performing duties which may be assigned to them during emergency operations.
SPS 330.15(2) (2) The fire chief may not permit a fire fighter with known heart disease, epilepsy, or emphysema to participate in fire department emergency operations unless a physician's certificate of the fire fighter's fitness to participate in such operations is provided.
SPS 330.15 Note Note: The intent of this subchapter is not to require an annual physical for each fire fighter.
SPS 330.15 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 01-044: am. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02.
subch. XII of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter XII — Member Assistance Referral Program
SPS 330.16 SPS 330.16 Member assistance referral program.
SPS 330.16(1)(1) Every fire department shall establish and adopt a written policy statement for a fire fighters assistance referral program that identifies and assists fire fighters with alcohol or substance abuse, stress and personal problems adversely affecting their job performance. The assistance program shall refer fire fighters to health care services as appropriate for the recovery of their health and job performance abilities.
SPS 330.16(2) (2) Through the program established under sub. (1), every fire department shall provide health promotion activities that identify a fire fighter's physical and mental health risk factors and provide education and counseling to fire fighters for the purpose of preventing health problems and enhancing overall well-being.
SPS 330.16(3) (3) The use of municipal or county programs shall meet the requirements of this section.
SPS 330.16 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95.
subch. XIII of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter XIII — Miscellaneous Activities
SPS 330.20 SPS 330.20 Hazardous materials. Fire departments engaged in emergency operations relating to hazardous materials shall comply with s. 29 CFR 1910.120 as adopted by reference in ch. SPS 332.
SPS 330.20 History History: CR 01-044: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 330.21 SPS 330.21 Confined spaces. Fire departments engaged in emergency operations relating to confined spaces shall comply with s. 29 CFR 1910.146 as adopted by reference in ch. SPS 332.
SPS 330.21 History History: CR 01-044: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 330.22 SPS 330.22 Diving operations. Fire departments engaged in emergency operations relating to diving operations shall comply with 29 CFR 1910 subpart T as adopted by reference in ch. SPS 332.
SPS 330.22 History History: CR 01-044: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 330.23 SPS 330.23 Miscellaneous hazardous situations. Fire departments engaged in miscellaneous emergency operations and hazardous situations such as, but not limited to, structural collapse rescue, elevator rescue, trench rescue and terrorism responses shall comply with s. SPS 330.14, and with s. 29 CFR 1910.132 and any other applicable standard in 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926, as adopted by reference in ch. SPS 332.
SPS 330.23 Note Note: Requirements for fire departments providing emergency medical services are administered and enforced by the Department of Health Services under ch. DHS 110.
SPS 330.23 History History: CR 01-044: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
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