Fire Brigades

Chapter 296-811, WAC

Effective Date: 03/01/06


WAC 296-811-500

Requirements during fire fighting

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Your Responsibility

To make sure brigade members use safe practices during interior structural fire fighting

Brigade members in interior structural fires

WAC 296-811-50005

Brigade members in interior structural fires


Nothing in this section is meant to prevent fire brigade members assigned to respond to fires from rescue activities in an immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) atmosphere before the whole team assigned to respond to fires has arrived.

You must

  • Make sure at least 2 qualified fire brigade members go together into an IDLH atmosphere and remain in visual or voice contact with each other at all times.
  • Maintain standby assistance, with two people, as required by another section, Standby requirements for immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) conditions, WAC 296-842-19005.



    • One of the 2 brigade members providing standby assistance can be assigned another role, such as safety officer, as long as the safety or health of any fire fighter working the incident won’t be jeopardized if the brigade member becomes unavailable through giving assistance or rescue.


    • More information on interior structural fires is located in another section, WAC 296-305-05001, Emergency fireground operations-Structural.



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