been manned, the appropriate repair party will relieve
(5) NFTI operator function may be combined with
the at-sea fire party at the scene. The DCA is
other functions. At a minimum personnel
responsible for the organization and training of the
assigned the function of scene leader, team leader,
at-sea fire party.
nozzleman, investigators, electrician,
boundaryman, and overhaulman shall be trained
The functions and manning requirements for both
at-sea and in-port repair parties are shown in
(6) All personnel assigned shall be trained in
performing basic first aid and burn treatment and
at least one person should be trained in CPR.
(7) The rapid response team is required in port and at
sea during non-Condition I. The team shall be led
Repair Party Leader1
by the fire marshal. Several of the assigned
boundarymen and the electrician may be used to
comprise the remainder of this team.
Team Leader "Attack Team"3
(8) It is recognized that four boundarymen may not be
Nozzleman "Attack Team"
personnel may be obtained from other sources,
Hoseman "Attack Team"4
i.e., in-port duty section, other repair lockers,
non-critical watch stations, etc.
(9) The scene leader will make the decision to employ
one or more hoses in the attack of the fire.
Note: * Denotes functions that may be performed by
personnel assigned other functions.
Figure 2-2. Functions and manning requirements for repair
In-port Fire Party
The in-port fire party will function as a repair party
while the ship is in port. CBR defense operations are not
a normal evolution for an in-port fire party. However,
Post Fire Test Assistant*
this fire party should still be prepared to handle any
incident. There is always a possibility of an accident
involving a nuclear weapon or a nuclear reactor. Also,
civilian chemical plants have had tanks explode,
(1) Repair party leader function is required only during
the most part, the in-port fire party will normally be
(2) Fire marshal function is required in port and at sea
The duty in-port fire party organization will vary
during non-Condition I.
from one ship to another. The number of personnel
assigned to this fire party will depend upon the number
(3) The team leader is required when the hose team
available in each duty section. Some ships have enough
requires use of the Naval Firefighter's Thermal
personnel to stand six-section duty and maintain an
Imager (NFTI). If the scene leader determines the
effective duty in-port fire party. Other ships may be
NFTI is not required, the number 1 nozzleman may
required to remain in a four-section duty status to
assume team leader responsibilities.
maintain an effective duty in-port fire party.
(4) Number of hosemen required is based on minimum
No two emergency situations are identical.
manning for two 1 1/2-inch hoses. More hosemen
Therefore, the corrective action taken will vary to some
may be required based on compartment layout,
extent. The responsibilities of each member of the fire
length of hose run, and size of hose employed.
party will normally remain the same. However, there