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Operational Protocols

OP 1.2.21 Electric Vehicles

Published August 2021 - This Operational Protocol outlines the guidance and procedures specific to fires in vehicles with fully or partially electric power plants. It does not re-visit established processes for motor vehicle incidents to which the vehicle power plant is not relevant.

OP 1.2.22 Photovoltaic Arrays

OP 1.3.1 Hazardous Trees and Appropriate Use of Chainsaws

Published 27 March 2014 - This Hazardous Trees and Appropriate Use of Chainsaws Operational Protocol addresses two significant risks posed to firefighters at incidents. Hazardous trees and chainsaw usage are a part of dealing with numerous incidents and Incident Controllers, along with all firefighters, must be pro-active in managing these risks.

OP 1.4.4 Fatigue Management

Published 15 March 2016 - This Operational Protocol provides organisational guidelines and general information for managing fatigue. The Protocol should be read in conjunction with Service Standard 3.1.14 Fatigue Management. 3.2 Service Standard 3.1.14 Fatigue Management highlights the role that fatigue plays in the effectiveness and safety of firefighting operations and describes the responsibilities of all members of the NSW RFS in relation to fatigue management during incidents.

OP 1.4.7 Trail Bike Operations

Published October 2018 - The NSW RFS Trail Bike programme utilises Trail Bike Teams (TBTs) consisting of two Riders. A TBT will carry with them equipment for basic firefighting, communications, first aid, navigation and basic bike maintenance. TBTs are able to be deployed for a number of purposes

OP 1.4.9 Helicopter Search And Rescue

Published February 2020 - The NSW RFS has a recognised helicopter rescue capability involving a number of personnel trained and equipped to conduct helicopter rescue operations. Authorised NSW RFS personnel will be attached to aircraft tasked by the NSW State Air Desk (SAD) for SAR Operations.

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