Requirements to Become A Squad Operator-II
Squad Operator II
The Squad Operator-II (SO-II) is a person who has met all the requirements for SO-I, is able to drive and operate Squad 133, and is allowed to perform heavy and unusual vehicle extrications, industrial rescues, fire suppression support and hazardous materials response support with a minimum of supervision. Squad 133 is the primary vehicle for the following types of incidents:
SO-II’s are expected, but not required, to advance to the next level which is Squad Operator II Trailer when they feel comfortable to do so.
- Heavy vehicle (18-wheeler, school bus, trains, large vehicle, etc.) rescue.
- MVA’s that occur on 4-lane highways.
- Technical rescue support.
- Industrial rescues.
- Hazardous materials response support.
- Fire suppression support.
- All incidents that a squad response is due on other than those listed for Squad 134.
- All motor vehicle accidents when Squad 134 is out-of-service.
The following is a listing of information that is required for each SO-II to know thoroughly.
The following checklists are to be completed and signed:
- Specifications for Squad 133 & squad 135
- Checking and operating procedures for Squad 133 & Squad 135
- Operations of the SLICE Tool
- Operation of the K-1200 saw
- Operation of the Plasma Cutter
- Operation of the chain hoist
- Operation of the Airgun 40 and Quik Kut air hammer
- Filling SCBA bottles using the air-cascade system at CFD HQ
- Squad truck fire ground operations
- Squad Operator-II skills checklist.
- Eight hours of driving time with various drivers.
- Final road test to be administered by the preceptor.
- Be a released Squad Operator I.
- Obtain copy of the STOP manual.
- Contact the Vehicle Rescue Captain with your desire to enter the program.
- Pick a preceptor. This can be any Senior Rescue Technician.
- Meet with the preceptor and map out a plan of action to complete the required steps in the required time frame.
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