My department is made of a number of companies, most of which are in separate buildings. After a call each company documents their role call and what equipment was used on company run sheets, the IC also documents the call using the NFIRS Report Form, than they fax copies of the reports to a central office. At the office all of the call sheets/NFIRS reports are sorted, combined, and the information is entered into the Firehouse 5.0 Software. After which, the information is uploaded to the Division of Fire and Safety.
The issues that I have are in three categories:
-The lack of timely completion of the NFIRS Report Form from the Incident Commanders
-The lack of timely completion of Company run sheets
-The poor documentation practices when it comes to the above mentioned reports. For example, illegible handwriting and leaving important fields blank.
Is there anyone that is having the same problems?
If you are how are you handling the issues?
If you are not having the problems could you provide feedback as to how you handle your documentation to prevent this from occurring?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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