Communication Responsibilities

All firefighters have five(5) communication responsibilities:

  • Brief others as needed
  • Debrief your actions
  • Communicate hazards to others
  • Acknowledge messages
  • Ask, if you don’t know

Leader’s Intent

In addition, all leaders of firefighters have the responsibility to provide complete briefings and ensure that their subordinates have a clear understanding of their intent for the assignment.

  • Task = What is to be done
  • Purpose = Why is it to be done
  • End State = How it should look when done