SPS 330.03(1)(b) (b) The safety position shall assist the fire chief in his or her responsibility for the safety and health of the fire fighter.
SPS 330.03(1)(c) (c) The safety position shall report directly to the fire chief.
SPS 330.03 Note Note: The safety 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 intent of the rule is to staff the safety position with existing personnel, which may be filled by a fire department member who performs other duties in addition to those set forth in this section.
SPS 330.03(2) (2)Qualifications. The safety position shall:
SPS 330.03(2)(a) (a) Be a fire department member;
SPS 330.03(2)(b) (b) Have a knowledge of state and local laws regulating fire fighter safety and health;
SPS 330.03(2)(c) (c) Have a knowledge of the potential safety and health hazards involved in fire fighting; and
SPS 330.03(2)(d) (d) Have a knowledge of the principles and techniques of managing a safety and health program.
SPS 330.03(3) (3)Authority. The safety position shall:
SPS 330.03(3)(a) (a) Have the responsibility to identify and recommend corrections of violations of safety and health standards;
SPS 330.03(3)(b) (b) Have the authority to recommend immediate correction of situations that create an imminent hazard to personnel; and
SPS 330.03(3)(c) (c) Have the authority to alter, suspend or terminate activities at the emergency scene when he or she judges those activities to be unsafe or an imminent hazard.
SPS 330.03(4) (4)Functions. The safety position shall:
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 and regulations and suggested 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 safety position in the enforcement of the rules and regulations;
SPS 330.03(4)(c) (c) Identify and mitigate safety hazards at incidents, and be involved in post-incident critiques; and
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.
SPS 330.05 SPS 330.05 Occupational safety and health committee.
SPS 330.05(1)(1) Every fire department shall establish an occupational safety and health committee which shall advise the chief of the fire department 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 chief of the fire department shall appoint the other members of the committee.
SPS 330.05(2) (2) The committee appointed under sub. (1) shall:
SPS 330.05(2)(a) (a) Conduct research, develop recommendations and study and review matters pertaining to the program; and
SPS 330.05(2)(b) (b) Hold regularly scheduled meetings at least biannually and may hold special meetings as it determines necessary. The committee shall make a written record of its meetings available to all fire fighters in the fire department.
SPS 330.05 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95.
SPS 330.06 SPS 330.06 Records. Every fire department shall:
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.
subch. VI of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter VI — Training and Education
SPS 330.07 SPS 330.07 Training and education.
SPS 330.07(1) (1) Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.07(1)(a) (a) Establish and maintain a training and education program for fire fighters to prevent occupational accidents, deaths, injuries and illnesses.
SPS 330.07(1)(b) (b) Provide training and education that does all of the following:
SPS 330.07(1)(b)1. 1. Prepares a fire fighter to safely perform his or her duties.
SPS 330.07(1)(b)2. 2. Prepares a fire fighter for any change in a procedure or technology or for any new hazard identified in his or her work environment.
SPS 330.07(1)(b)3. 3. Prepares a new fire fighter whose duties include emergency operations to perform emergency operations. The training under this subdivision shall include training in the incident command system under s. SPS 330.14 (1) (b).
SPS 330.07(1)(b)4. 4. Gives a fire fighter whose duties include structural fire fighting training consistent with established fire ground operating procedures. The training under this subdivision shall be at least monthly, shall be based on each fire department's suggested operating guidelines which are maintained in written form and which address all emergency scene operations, and shall be supervised by qualified instructors.
SPS 330.07 Note Note: A qualified instructor can be anyone who is knowledgeable in the topic, and not necessarily an instructor from the Wisconsin technical college system.
SPS 330.07(1)(b)5. 5. Prepares a fire fighter for special hazards to which he or she may be exposed during fires and other emergencies. The procedures for actions to address special hazards shall be in writing.
SPS 330.07(2)(a)(a) All training and education under sub. (1) shall be provided by individuals who are qualified to teach the subject they are teaching.
SPS 330.07(2)(b) (b) The training shall be overseen by the fire chief or a designee who has completed at least the 12-hour National Fire Academy Field Course for Instructional Techniques for Company Officers or equivalent.
SPS 330.07(3) (3) A fire department shall provide the training required under sub. (1) (b) 1. and 2. biannually or more often, if necessary.
SPS 330.07(4) (4) Any training of fire fighters which includes live fire fighting exercises shall be conducted in compliance with NFPA 1403.
SPS 330.07(5) (5) A training program for any fire fighter engaged in fire ground operations shall include procedures to effect his or her safe exit from a dangerous area if equipment fails or fire conditions change suddenly.
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.
SPS 330.08 SPS 330.08 Employment standards.
SPS 330.08(1)(a) (a) Any new fire fighter engaged in structural fire fighting shall meet the minimum requirements specified by:
SPS 330.08(1)(a)1. 1. The Wisconsin technical college system board;
SPS 330.08(1)(a)2. 2. An approved state apprenticeship program;
SPS 330.08(1)(a)3. 3. An in-house training program approved by the Wisconsin technical college system board; or
SPS 330.08(1)(a)4. 4. NFPA 1001.
SPS 330.08(1)(b) (b) All new fire fighters shall be permitted the opportunity to obtain the training specified in this subsection within 24 months of the date of his or her appointment to the fire department.
SPS 330.08(1)(c) (c) No new fire fighter may be permitted to participate in structural fire fighting activities which require the individual to enter or be in close proximity to the building, enclosed structure, vehicle or vessel until that individual has completed the training specified in this subsection.
SPS 330.08(2)(a)(a) Every new pumper operator or new aerial operator shall meet the minimum requirements specified by:
SPS 330.08(2)(a)1. 1. The Wisconsin technical college system board;
SPS 330.08(2)(a)2. 2. An approved state apprenticeship program;
SPS 330.08(2)(a)3. 3. An in-house training program approved by the Wisconsin technical college system board; or
SPS 330.08(2)(a)4. 4. NFPA 1002.
SPS 330.08(2)(b) (b) New pumper operators and new aerial operators shall obtain the training specified in this subsection within 12 months of the date of appointment.
SPS 330.08(3) (3) A new fire officer, after appointment, shall be provided with the opportunity to take the basic officer training program within 12 months of appointment. The training program shall meet the minimum requirements specified by:
SPS 330.08(3)(a) (a) The Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin technical college system board; or
SPS 330.08(3)(d) (d) NFPA 1021.
SPS 330.08(4) (4) Any member of a fire department on March 31, 1991, shall have his or her level of ability and training specified in writing by the fire chief or shall have a current fire fighter certification from the Wisconsin technical college system board. The level of ability and training specified by the fire chief may not be transferred to any other fire department.
SPS 330.08 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95.
subch. VII of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter VII — Vehicles and Equipment
SPS 330.09 SPS 330.09 Vehicles.
SPS 330.09(1)(1) Every fire department shall:
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 vehicles and equipment.
SPS 330.09(1)(b) (b) Provide helmet and eye protection to any person riding in any part of a fire vehicle that is not enclosed and require that the person wear the protection while riding in that part.
SPS 330.09(1)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., when specifying and ordering any fire apparatus after April 1, 1991, 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 manufactured prior to April 1, 1991, may be sold, traded or given to another fire department for use after April 1, 1991, provided the fire apparatus is maintained in accordance to the standards in effect at the time of its manufacture.
SPS 330.09(1)(d) (d) Inspect every fire vehicle at least weekly and within 24 hours after any use or repair to identify and correct unsafe conditions and establish a preventive maintenance program. All maintenance, inspections and repairs of fire vehicles shall follow the instructions of the manufacturer.
SPS 330.09(1)(e) (e) Take any fire vehicle found to be unsafe out of service until it is repaired and inspect that vehicle before placing it back in service.
SPS 330.09(1)(f) (f) Test fire pumps on apparatus as specified in NFPA 1911.
SPS 330.09(1)(g) (g) Inspect and service test all aerial devices as specified in NFPA 1914.
SPS 330.09(2) (2) A driver of a fire vehicle shall have a valid driver's license for the operation of the vehicle. The driver is directly responsible for the safe and prudent operation of the vehicle in all conditions. Any officer directly supervising the driver is responsible for the actions of the driver.
SPS 330.09(3) (3) The driver of a fire vehicle may not move the vehicle until every person on the vehicle is seated and secured with a seat belt or safety harness in an approved riding position, except as allowed under sub. (4).
SPS 330.09(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) to (d), any person riding on a fire apparatus shall be seated and secured to the vehicle by a seat belt or safety harness at any time the vehicle is in motion. No person may ride on the tail steps or other exposed part of a fire apparatus. No person may stand while riding a fire apparatus.
SPS 330.09(4)(b) (b) Emergency medical specialists performing emergency medical duties are exempt from the requirements of par. (a).
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.
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