I recently have been asked to help put together a new Lobby Control sheet to use in the event of a high rise fire or emergency. Currently, we have a couple different versions floating around the city that companies use for this type alarm.
I was curious to see what other departments use for their Lobby Control sheets.
Our first due Engine Company Engineer (Chaufeer, Driver) is responsible for initiating the very important function of Lobby Control. This individual must keep a running tally of what companies are entering the building, and what their location will be in the building. Our Lobby Control sheet allows the Engineer to scribe the location of the buildings elevators, stairwells, fire pump room, FDC's, HVAC and Electrical and gas utility rooms and any other important information directly related to the building.
What our department is wanting to do is to have these sheets pre-filled out, laminated, and located in a binder in the building's fire alarm room, so that when the first due Engine Co. Engineer takes the responsibility of Lobby Control, he will have that info already available. This binder will also be located with multiple key rings that will have the necessary keys (Fireman's feature, master, elevator room, etc.) on it for the responding companies to take with them.
Any help I can get on this topic will be greatly appreciated.
Please post your views concerning this issue on this discussion.
Your Brother in Fire,
Lieutenant Mike Stallings
City of Orlando Fire Department
Engine Company 1