THMG255 – Rick Emery educates us on Backup Teams Project

Rick was able to stick around and educate us on another subject. We discussed the topic of what happens when someone goes down. There are a tons of take-aways from this to throw into the discussion ring.

5:15 Navigating Back Up Teams

  • 6 minutes and 20 seconds until backup team arrives (in most scenarios)
  • The Back Up team could be sitting back at decon which could delay arrival
  • Time is the enemy, air is free, and some people don’t have enough technicians to have “back up” teams.

13:45 Common Sense Approach To Back Up Teams

  • Completing definitions for “entry team” and “backup team”
  • Developing better roles and procedures for emergency rescues
  • Organizing decon rescue teams and backup teams
  • Operation vs Technician level in backup team strategy

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