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Blog Post created by econlin Employee on Nov 11, 2016

The 2016 Edition of 1710 — Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments — has been published.  The new edition includes  3 new suggested minimum staffing levels for different types of occupancies. 


In addition to single family dwellings, staffing levels for Open Air Strip Malls, Garden Style Apartment Occupancies and High Rise Occupancies have been added.  These changes affect fireground staffing levels, but do not change  any of the requirements previously listed in sections; 5.2.3 or 5.2.4.  Please see the attachment for details.