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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.
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.
SPS 330.09(4)(c)5. 5. Members shall not stand on the tailstep, sidesteps, running boards, or any other location on the apparatus while the apparatus is in motion.
SPS 330.09(4)(c)6. 6. Members may be in the hose bed, but shall not stand while the apparatus is in motion.
SPS 330.09(4)(c)7. 7. Before each hose loading operation, the situation shall be evaluated to ensure compliance with the standard operating procedure. If the standard operating procedure cannot be met, or if there is any question as to the safety of the operation for the specific situation, the hose shall not be loaded on moving fire apparatus.
SPS 330.09(4)(d) (d) Tiller training, where both the instructor and the trainee are at the tiller position, may be performed on tractor-drawn aerial apparatus only if all of the following conditions are met:
SPS 330.09(4)(d)1. 1. Tiller training procedures shall be specified in a written standard operating procedure that includes the conditions set forth in this paragraph. All members involved in tiller training shall be trained in these procedures.
SPS 330.09(4)(d)2. 2. The aerial apparatus shall be equipped with seating positions for both the tiller instructor and the tiller trainee. Both seating positions shall be equipped with seat belts for each individual. The tiller instructor may take a position alongside the tiller trainee.
SPS 330.09(4)(d)3. 3. The tiller instructor's seat may be detachable. If the instructor's seat is detachable, the detachable seat assembly shall be structurally sufficient to support and secure the instructor. The detachable seat assembly shall be attached and positioned in a safe manner immediately adjacent to the regular tiller seat. The detachable seat assembly shall be equipped with a seat belt or vehicle safety harness. The detachable seat assembly shall be attached and used only for training purposes.
SPS 330.09(4)(d)4. 4. Both the tiller instructor and the tiller trainee shall be seated and belted.
SPS 330.09(4)(d)5. 5. The instructor and trainee shall wear and use both helmet and eye protection if not seated in an enclosed area.
SPS 330.09(4)(d)6. 6. If the aerial apparatus is needed for an emergency response during a tiller training session, the training session shall be terminated, and all members shall be seated and belted in the approved riding positions. There shall be only one person at the tiller position. During the emergency response, the apparatus shall be operated by qualified operators.
SPS 330.09 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95.
SPS 330.10 SPS 330.10 Portable equipment. Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.10(1) (1) Visually inspect at least weekly and within 24 hours after any use all equipment carried on fire apparatus or designated for training.
SPS 330.10(2) (2) Maintain inventory records for equipment carried on each fire vehicle and for equipment designated for training.
SPS 330.10(3) (3) Test all equipment carried on fire apparatus or designated for training at least annually according to the instructions and applicable standards of the manufacturer.
SPS 330.10(4) (4) Remove from service and repair or replace any fire fighting equipment which is defective or unserviceable as specified in the applicable National Fire Protection Association standard.
SPS 330.10(5) (5) Inspect and service test all ground ladders.
SPS 330.10(6) (6) Inspect and service test all fire hose.
SPS 330.10(7) (7) Inspect and test all fire extinguishers.
SPS 330.10 Note Note: Under ch. SPS 314, fire extinguishers are to be maintained as specified in NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
SPS 330.10 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95.
subch. VIII of ch. SPS 330 Subchapter VIII — Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
SPS 330.11 SPS 330.11 Protective clothing and equipment.
SPS 330.11(1)(1) Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.11(1)(a) (a) Provide each fire fighter with the required fire fighting protective clothing and the required fire fighting protective equipment to provide protection from hazards related to his or her job duties, at no cost to the fire fighter.
SPS 330.11(1)(b) (b) Require fire fighters to use protective clothing and protective equipment provided under par. (a) whenever they are exposed to hazards or potential hazards.
SPS 330.11(1)(c) (c) Fully train every fire fighter in the care, use, inspection, maintenance and limitations of the protective clothing and protective equipment assigned to them or available for their use.
SPS 330.11(1)(d) (d) Use and maintain protective clothing and protective equipment according to the instructions of the manufacturer.
SPS 330.11(1)(e) (e) Establish a maintenance and inspection program for protective clothing and protective equipment, assigning specific responsibilities for inspection and maintenance.
SPS 330.11(2) (2) Every fire department shall provide any fire fighter engaged in or exposed to the hazards of structural fire fighting with a protective ensemble that meets the applicable standards specified in NFPA 1971.
SPS 330.11(3)(a)(a) All new protective clothing and protective equipment provided under this subchapter shall meet the standards specified in s. SPS 330.02 as referenced in ss. SPS 330.11 to 330.13.
SPS 330.11(3)(b) (b) Existing protective clothing and protective equipment shall meet the National Fire Protection Association standard that was current when the protective clothing or protective equipment was purchased or obtained by the fire department.
SPS 330.11 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1995, No. 476, eff. 9-1-95; CR 01-044: r. and recr. (2), am. (3) (a), Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 1-1-02; correction in (3) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 330.12 SPS 330.12 Self-contained breathing apparatus.
SPS 330.12(1)(1) Every fire department shall:
SPS 330.12(1)(a) (a) Provide self-contained breathing apparatus and require fire fighters to use the apparatus in any area where the atmosphere is hazardous, is suspected of being hazardous or may become hazardous.
SPS 330.12(1)(b) (b) Provide all fire fighters working below ground level or inside any confined space with self-contained breathing apparatus and require them to use that self-contained breathing apparatus unless the safety of the atmosphere can be established by testing and continuous monitoring.
SPS 330.12(1)(c) (c) Adopt and maintain a respiratory protection program that satisfies the requirements of s. 29 CFR 1910.134 as adopted by reference in ch. SPS 332.
SPS 330.12(1)(d) (d) Assure that all sources of compressed gaseous breathing air, such as compressors, used for filling self-contained breathing apparatus are tested to assure their compliance with sub. (4).
SPS 330.12(1)(e) (e) Hydrostatically test each self-contained breathing apparatus tank within the time limits specified by the manufacturer of the apparatus and by any federal, state or local agency with jurisdiction over the possession and use of the apparatus.
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