SPS 330.03(1)(c) (c) The health and safety officer shall report directly to the fire chief.
SPS 330.03(1)(d) (d) The health and safety officer position may be filled by a single individual or by several individuals as determined by need and at the discretion of the fire chief. When several individuals are assigned to the position, at least one should be a member of the occupational safety and health committee. The health and safety officer position may be staffed by an existing fire department member who performs other duties in addition to those set forth in this section.
SPS 330.03 Note Note: The health and safety officer is distinct from the incident safety officer and may be the incident safety officer or can be a separate function.
SPS 330.03(2) (2)Qualifications. The health and safety officer's qualifications shall include all of the following:
SPS 330.03(2)(a) (a) Fire department membership.
SPS 330.03(2)(b) (b) Knowledge of state and local laws regulating fire fighter safety and health.
SPS 330.03(2)(c) (c) Knowledge of the potential safety and health hazards involved in fire fighting.
SPS 330.03(2)(d) (d) Knowledge of the principles and techniques of managing a safety and health program.
SPS 330.03(3) (3)Authority and responsibility. The health and safety officer's authority and responsibility shall include all of the following:
SPS 330.03(3)(a) (a) The authority and responsibility to identify and recommend corrections of violations of safety and health standards.
SPS 330.03(3)(b) (b) The authority and responsibility to recommend immediate correction of situations that create an imminent hazard to personnel.
SPS 330.03(3)(c) (c) The authority and responsibility to alter, suspend, or terminate activities at the emergency scene when those activities are determined by the health and safety officer to be unsafe or an imminent hazard.
SPS 330.03(4) (4)Functions. The health and safety officer shall do all of the following:
SPS 330.03(4)(a) (a) Be a member of the safety and health committee and maintain a liaison with staff officers, fire fighters, equipment manufacturers, regulatory agencies, safety specialists, and the fire department physician.
SPS 330.03(4)(b) (b) Develop and revise rules, regulations, and standard operating guidelines pertaining to safety and health, and report to the fire chief on the adequacy and effectiveness of the rules and regulations. The fire chief shall define the role of the health and safety officer in the enforcement of the rules and regulations.
SPS 330.03(4)(c) (c) Identify and mitigate safety and health hazards and be involved in critiques.
SPS 330.03(4)(d) (d) Ensure that training in safety procedures is provided to all fire fighters. Training shall address corrective actions recommended by accident investigations.
SPS 330.03 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 01-044: am. (1) (b), Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; CR17-067: am. (title), (1) (a) to (c), cr. (1) (d), am. (2), (3), (4) (intro.), (a) to (c) Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18; correction in (1) (d) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register September 2018 No. 753.
SPS 330.05 SPS 330.05Occupational safety and health committee.
SPS 330.05(1)(1)Every fire department shall establish an occupational safety and health committee, which shall advise the fire chief on issues related to the program. The committee shall include representatives of fire department management and fire fighters or representatives of fire fighter organizations or other persons. Any representatives of a fire service organization shall be selected by the fire fighter organization. The fire chief shall appoint the other members of the committee.
SPS 330.05(2) (2)The committee appointed under sub. (1) shall do all of the following:
SPS 330.05(2)(a) (a) Conduct research, develop recommendations, and review matters pertaining to the program.
SPS 330.05(2)(b) (b) Hold regularly scheduled meetings, which shall occur at least biannually, and may hold special meetings as deemed necessary. The committee shall make a written record of its meetings available to all fire department members.
SPS 330.05 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 17-067: am. Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18.
SPS 330.06 SPS 330.06Records. Every fire department shall do all of the following:
SPS 330.06(1) (1)Establish a data collection system and maintain permanent records of all reported accidents, injuries, illnesses, and deaths that are or may be job related. The system shall include individual records of any occupational exposure to known or suspected toxic products or contagious diseases.
SPS 330.06(2) (2) Maintain a training record for each fire fighter indicating dates, subjects covered, and certifications achieved.
SPS 330.06 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 17-067: am. Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18.
subch. VI of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter VI — Training and Education
SPS 330.07 SPS 330.07Training and education program. Every fire department shall do all of the following:
SPS 330.07(1) (1) Establish and maintain a member training and education program that identifies specific goals and objectives for the prevention and elimination of occupational accidents, injuries, illnesses, exposures to communicable disease, and fatalities.
SPS 330.07(2) (2) Assure that the training and education provided under this section are based upon the fire department's written standard operation guidelines.
SPS 330.07(3) (3) Assure that the training and education required under this section and s. SPS 330.08 are provided by a qualified instructor.
SPS 330.07 Note Note: The intent of this rule is not to require an instructor to be certified. Fire departments should ensure that instructors are qualified in that particular area of expertise familiar with the fire department, its organization, and its operations.
SPS 330.07(4) (4) Provide training and education commensurate with the duties and functions the member is expected to perform.
SPS 330.07(5) (5) Assure that a member obtains the minimum fire fighter training and education requirements before that member performs any interior structural fire fighting activity or within an IDLH environment as determined by the incident safety officer in accordance with s. SPS 330.14 (1) (g).
SPS 330.07 Note Note: The use of a structured on-the-job training program with close supervision can assist fire departments to utilize new members in non-IDLH environments during emergency operations.
SPS 330.07(6) (6) Provide training and education to fire fighters about special hazards to which they may be exposed during a fire and other emergencies and advise of any changes that occur in relation to the special hazards. The procedures to address special hazards shall be maintained in written form. Training and education under this subsection shall be provided at least biannually.
SPS 330.07(7) (7) Assure that the training and education are conducted frequently enough to ensure that each fire fighter is able to perform the assigned duties and functions satisfactorily and in a safe manner so as not to endanger other fire department members or employees.
SPS 330.07(8) (8) Assure that fire fighters whose duties include interior structural fire fighting receive training and education consistent with established fire ground operating procedures. Training and education under this subsection shall be provided at least monthly.
SPS 330.07(9) (9) Assure that training and education involving live fire fighting exercises meet the standards specified in NFPA 1403.
SPS 330.07(10) (10) Assure that a training and education program for any fire fighter engaged in fire ground operations includes procedures to perform a safe exit from a dangerous area in the event of equipment failure or sudden change in fire conditions.
SPS 330.07(11) (11) Assure that fire fighters receive training and education on the incident management system in accordance with s. SPS 330.14 (1) (c).
SPS 330.07 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; correction in (1) (b) 3. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 17-067: r. and recr. Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18.
SPS 330.08 SPS 330.08Minimum training and education standards.
SPS 330.08(1)(1)No member may be permitted to participate in fire fighting activities until that individual has completed the minimum training and education requirements as specified by any of the following:
SPS 330.08 Note Note: Sub. (1) (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 10-1-19 by CR 17-067. Prior to 10-1-19 it reads:
SPS 330.08 Note (1) Any new fire fighter engaged in structural fire fighting shall meet the minimum requirements specified by:
SPS 330.08(1)(a) (a) An entry-level fire fighter course approved by the technical college system board.
SPS 330.08(1)(bm) (bm) An approved state apprenticeship program.
SPS 330.08(1)(cm) (cm) An in-house training program approved by the technical college system board.
SPS 330.08(1)(d) (d) NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.
SPS 330.08(2) (2)No member may act as a pumper or aerial operator during an emergency operation until that individual meets the minimum training and education requirements as specified by any of the following:
SPS 330.08 Note Note: Sub. (2) (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 10-1-19 by CR 17-067. Prior to 10-1-19 it reads:
SPS 330.08 Note (2) Every new pumper operator or new aerial operator shall meet the minimum requirements specified by:
SPS 330.08(2)(a) (a) An entry-level driver/operator-pumper or driver/operator-aerial course approved by the technical college system board.
SPS 330.08(2)(bm) (bm) An approved state apprenticeship program.
SPS 330.08(2)(c) (c) An in-house training program approved by the technical college system board.
SPS 330.08(2)(d) (d) NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.
SPS 330.08(3) (3) Effective October 1, 2019, a fire officer appointed after October 1, 2018 may not act as a fire officer during an emergency operation until that individual completes NIMS training in accordance with s. SPS 330.14 and obtains the minimum training and education requirements as specified by any of the following:
SPS 330.08(3)(a) (a) A fire officer course approved by the technical college system board.
SPS 330.08(3)(b) (b) An approved state apprenticeship program.
SPS 330.08(3)(c) (c) An in-house training program approved by the technical college system board.
SPS 330.08(3)(d) (d) NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Qualifications.
SPS 330.08 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 17-067: am. (title), renum. (1) (a) (intro.) to (1) (intro.), renum. (1) (a) 1. to 4. to (1) (a), (bm), (cm), (d) and am., r. (1) (b), (c), renum. (2) (a) (intro.) to (2) (intro.), renum. (2) (a) 1. to 4. to (2) (a), (bm), (c), (d) and am., r. (2) (b), am. (3), r. (4) Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-18; CR 17-067: am. (1) (intro.) and (2) (intro.) Register September 2018 No. 753, eff. 10-1-19; republished to correct transcription error in (2) (a) Register October 2018 No. 754.
subch. VII of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter VII — Apparatus and Equipment
SPS 330.09 SPS 330.09Apparatus.
SPS 330.09(1)(1)Every fire department shall do all of the following:
SPS 330.09(1)(a) (a) Give substantial consideration to the health and safety of fire fighters in relation to the specification, design, construction, acquisition, operation, maintenance, inspection, and repair of all fire apparatus and equipment.
SPS 330.09(1)(b) (b) Provide, and enforce the use of, a helmet and eye protection to any person riding in any part of an open cab or open tiller seat that does not provide protection of an enclosed cab.
SPS 330.09(1)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., when specifying and ordering any fire apparatus, require a sufficient number of seats in an enclosed area for the maximum number of persons who may ride on the apparatus at any time, as specified by NFPA 1901.
SPS 330.09(1)(c)2. 2. Fire apparatus may be sold, traded, or given to another fire department provided the fire apparatus is maintained in accordance with the standards in effect at the time of its manufacture.
SPS 330.09(1)(d) (d) Establish a preventative maintenance program that includes all of the following:
SPS 330.09(1)(d)1. 1. Inspection of all fire apparatus and equipment at least monthly and within 24 hours after any use to repair or identify and correct unsafe conditions.
SPS 330.09(1)(d)2. 2. Maintenance, inspections, and repairs of fire apparatus and equipment that follows the instructions of the manufacturer.
SPS 330.09(1)(d)3. 3. Inspection of tires for signs of damage or wear and replacement of tires when the tread wear exceeds manufacturer standards. NFPA 1911 section 8.3.6 is not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 330.09(1)(d)4. 4. Removal from service of any fire apparatus or equipment found to be unsafe, as specified by NFPA 1911. No apparatus or equipment found to be unsafe may be placed back in service until it is inspected and repaired or replaced and determined to be safe.
SPS 330.09(1)(d)5. 5. Inspection and servicing of test fire pumps and aerial devices on apparatus as specified in NFPA 1911.
SPS 330.09 Note Note: There was an inadvertent error in CR 17-067. The phrase “servicing of test” should be “service testing of”. The error will be corrected in future rulemaking.
SPS 330.09(2) (2)A driver of a fire apparatus shall have a valid driver's license and training relating to the operation of fire apparatus. The driver shall in all conditions operate the fire apparatus in a safe and prudent manner.
SPS 330.09(3) (3) The driver of a fire apparatus may not move the apparatus until every person on the apparatus is seated and secured with a seat belt or safety harness in an approved riding position, except as allowed under sub. (4) (a).
SPS 330.09(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (c), any person riding on a fire apparatus shall be seated and safely secured by a seat belt or safety harness at any time the apparatus is in motion. No person may stand or ride on the tail steps, sidesteps, running boards, fully enclosed personnel areas, or other exposed part of a fire apparatus while the apparatus is in motion.
SPS 330.09(4)(c) (c) Hose loading operations may be performed on moving fire apparatus only when all of the following conditions are met:
SPS 330.09(4)(c)1. 1. Hose loading procedures shall be specified in a written standard operating procedure that includes the conditions set forth in this paragraph. All members involved in the hose loading shall be trained in these procedures.
SPS 330.09(4)(c)2. 2. There shall be a member, other than those members loading hose, assigned as a safety observer. The safety observer shall have an unobstructed view of the hose loading operation and be in visual and voice contact with the apparatus operator.
SPS 330.09(4)(c)3. 3. Nonfire department vehicular traffic shall be excluded from the area or shall be under the control of authorized traffic control persons.
SPS 330.09(4)(c)4. 4. The fire apparatus shall be driven only in a forward direction at a speed of 5 mph or less.
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