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Personnel Accountability System Technology Assessment   [open pdf - 539KB]

"In recent years the fire service has focused considerable and increasing attention on the issue of personnel accountability. Although many fire and rescue agencies are now acknowledging the necessity of having a way to track and account for their personnel, it is difficult and confusing for some to choose the system and equipment best for them because of the variety of options available. Essentially, personnel accountability is an effort to improve the safety of emergency responders by keeping track of their locations and assignments when operating at the scene of an incident. Accountability can be maintained in many different ways. However, irrespective of the type of personnel accountability system (PAS) implemented, the goals are generally similar. A properly implemented PAS will help to ensure that the incident command staff knows the exact number and identity of personnel working at an incident, their approximate locations, and whether they are in distress." This 85 page manual is designed to focus attention on the issue of personnel accountability. Personnel accountability is an effort to improve the safety of emergency responders by keeping track of their locations and assignments when operating at the scene of an incident.

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