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Does your Agency Have riding positions for Engine and Truck/Ladder positions? Are you familar with the concept? If you are please comment on how they work for you. If so does the assignment have a tool assignment also? Does the Position line up with agency Standing orders or SOG's?

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Comment by Chris Costamagna on January 5, 2009 at 3:32pm
Thanks for your reply Joe. The conversation I am trying to start is how well do your SOG's interact, "residential with Commercial, Comercial with High Rise". Since as a whole we tend to fight more residential fires this becomes the foundation for the rest of the Fire calls we run. This is where we get the most practice setting up command and placing equipment, it is from here we start to build on the larger fire problems. So how well do we dove tail from one to the other? Or are they entirely diffrent?
Comment by Joe Heim on December 25, 2008 at 9:23am

Our department is going to implement the riding positions after the first of the year, If you give me your e-mail I will send you our SOG on it that also lists the positions. We don't have a truck but our squad or third engine in usually will do our truck work denpending on who gets there first.

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