What is a "Significant Incident"?
A Significant Incident is identified on the fire record. The definition of a Significant Incident includes the following:
• Any working fire where a master stream or an attack line 1¾ or greater was deployed.
• Any working fire, HazMat, or suppression incident involving
o Firefighter or civilian fatalities
o Firefighter or civilian injuries or EMS transports from the scene
o A May Day, near miss, or close call
o Rescue of firefighters or civilians from a structure
• Any rescue or high priority EMS incident involving
o Water rescue
o High-angle, confined space, trench, or other unstable environment rescue
o HazMat or IDLH environment rescue
• HazMat calls where entry was made into an IDLH environment.
• A fire, rescue, or HazMat call involving deployment of specialized equipment, such as watercraft, airbags, booms, drones, etc.
• Medical interventions performed, without which, loss of life would have likely occurred.
• Significant property damage and where HFD salvaged property.
• Other HFD actions deemed by the Incident Commander to have demonstrated an outstanding performance of the mission to protect lives and property.
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