While it is difficult to detail every situation that may arise during emergency situations, the Essex Fire Department strives to provide a safe working environment for our personnel. Conformity with the following basic set of guidelines will aid personnel in accomplishing a safe working environment.
· All Personnel are expected wear safety equipment and gear that is appropriate for the incident in which involved. This may include
NFPA approved fire turnout gear, helmets with face shields, nomex hoods, gloves, SCBA's, or PPE.
· Department apparatus and euipment will be maintained in good mechanical and working order at all times.
· Department apparatus will be operated in a safe manner in accordance with all Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Laws.