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City of Charlottesville, VA Fire Department


Chapter: IV - General Administration
Subject: Incident Critique Policy
Code: 1-IV-35
Revised: 6-10-96


      To provide a systematic and standardized system to:
      A.  Analyze the incident.
      B.  Obtain accurate, relevant information about the incident.
      C.  Make corrections in a non-personal manner.
      D.  Communicate lessons learned to entire department.

35.02 POLICY

      It shall be the policy of this department to critique:
      A.  Multi-alarm incidents.
      B.  Mass casualty incidents.
      C.  Incidents of an unusual nature or special interest.
      D.  An  incident  no later than the third (3rd) duty day of the
          work cycle following the three (3) day duty cycle in  which
          the incident occurred.


      A.  The Critique Session:
          1.  An Introduction - to include address, day of week, time
              of day, type of occupancy, and a brief summary  of  the
              incident.   The  First-In  Officer  should  deliver the
          2.  Discussion  of  Roles  -  each  individual who filled a
              position in the Incident Command System  shall  briefly
              discuss their role.
          3.  Summary  - to include a review of problems encountered,
              suggested solutions, and lessons learned.
      B.  At  the  conclusion  of  the  critique session, an Incident
          Critique Form (CFD Form #76)  shall  be  completed  by  the
          First-In Company Officer.
      C.  All  completed  forms  are to forwarded to the Shift's Fire
          Battalion Chief for review.

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