Personnel Accountability Report (PAR): Keeping Track of Firefighters in an Emergency
In the event of an emergency, such as a fire, it is critical for fire departments to keep track of the location and status of all personnel. The Personnel Accountability Report (PAR) is a system used by fire departments to account for all personnel at the scene of an incident.
The PAR system is activated as soon as an incident is reported and all personnel are required to check in and check out with the Incident Commander (IC) or their designated representative. The IC will then maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of all personnel present at the scene. This information can be used to plan and execute rescue and evacuation operations, as well as to identify any missing or injured personnel.
The PAR system is an important aspect of fire department operations, it is critical to ensure the safety and well-being of all personnel and to improve incident management. Firefighters are trained to use the PAR system and understand the importance of timely and accurate reporting during an emergency.
Last Updated on February 22, 2023