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FCGO # ACTIVE
2020 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
20-01 Response to Patients with Viral Syndromes 03/11/2020
20-02 Utilization of Volunteers during COVID 19 EMS Surge 04/10/2020
20-03

MCFRS Infection Control and Hazard Exposure Reduction Manuals

MCFRS Infection Control and Hazard Exposure Reduction Manuals (Attachment)

06/11/2020
FCGO # ACTIVE
2019 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
19-01 Entry Level for Advanced Life Support (ALS) Residency 01/18/2019
19-02 Significant Incident Reporting on FireApp 01/15/2019
19-03 Leaving Hospital - Status 04/01/2019
19-04 Reporting Legal and Administrative Actions 04/11/2019
19-05 Fill the Boot 08/15/2019
19-06 October Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Approved Apparel 08/19/2019
19-07 2019 MCFRS Seniority List 09/09/2019
19-08 Rescind - Fire Chief’s General Orders, Directives, Information Bulletins, DFRS Policy, and MCFRS Policy 09/24/2019
19-09 Mechanical CPR (mCPR) Device Deployment 10/04/2019
19-10 Routine BLS Responses and Transports 12/05/2019
19-11 Rescind - Policy No.26-04, Personnel and Unit Accountability, Amended 12/05/2019
FCGO # ACTIVE
2018 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
18-01 Maryland Medical Protocols Annual Update 04/17/2018
18-02 EMS Credentials and Affiliation 07/05/2018
18-03 Utility Task Vehicle Use 07/18/2018
18-05 Ballistic Protective Equipment 08/27/2018
18-08 Leave Behind Narcan 11/26/2018
18-09 Workers Compensation Claims Information 11/26/2018
FCGO # ACTIVE
2017 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
17-02 PremierOne CAD Unit Status Commands 03/30/2017
17-03 2017 FMLA and Parental Leave Changes 04/14/2017
17-06 R.E.D. Shirt Friday – Approved Apparel 06/28/2017
17-07 Air Monitoring Devices 07/25/2017
17-08 Management of Personal Days 08/16/2017
17-09 Promotional Exam Scoring and Selection 08/28/2017
17-13 Fire Safety Code Procedures 11/14/2017
17-14 CAFS Use and Compressor Operation 11/20/2017
17-15 Muti-Patients Dispatch Assignments 12/05/2017
17-16 Mutual Aid and Automatic Aid Responses 12/21/2017
FCGO # ACTIVE
2016 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
16-03 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Information Changes 02/11/2016
16-06 ALS Riding Requirements 06/06/2016
16-07 Respiratory Protection/ Cancer Risk Reduction
Respiratory Protection Limitations Memorandum
06/17/2016
16-08 Rescind Fire Chief’s General Orders 07/01/2016
16-09 Rescind Directives 07/01/2016
16-12 PremierOne Mobile Software Training for New CAD 1/17/2016
FCGO # ACTIVE
2015 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
15-01 EMS Unit/Cot Safety Restraints 01/21/2015
15-02 Helmets 01/22/2015
15-05 Assignment of Radio System Talk-groups 06/08/2015
15-06 Notification to Police of Unidentified Patients 06/30/2015
15-07 Acquisition and Transmission of 12 Lead ECGs 07/09/2015
15-09 MCtime Roles and Responsibilities 07/23/2015
15-16 Triage Proficiency 11/16/2015
FCGO # ACTIVE
2014 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
14-01 PEPCO Electrical Emergency Classifications 02/12/2014
14-02 Domestic Animals and Working Dogs in MCFRS Stations, Facilities and Vehicles 02/28/2014
14-04 Amendment to DFRS Policy and Procedure No. 512, Promotion Procedure 03/25/2014
14-05 High Performance CPR 04/07/2014
14-06 Rope Rescue Systems On Aerial Apparatus 04/24/2014
14-07 Apparatus Headsets 05/01/2014
14-09 Fire Hose Testing 05/06/2014
14-10 Station, Apparatus, and Equipment Security 05/08/2014
14-12 MCFRS Telecommunications Service 07/10/2014
14-15 Maximum Consecutive Work/Volunteer Hours 08/20/2014
14-19 Montgomery County Emergency Network (MCEN) 10/02/2014

FCGO # ACTIVE
2013 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
13-02 Federal and State Grant Applications 03/18/2013
13-08 MCFRS Special Events, Planning and Personnel Performing at Private EMS Functions 12/03/2013
13-11 DFRS Policies (Rescind) 11/05/2013
13-14 EMS Transport Destinations for Victims of Sexual Assault 12/16/2013
13-15 EMS Transport Guidelines for Pregnant Patients to Suburban Hospital 12/16/2013
13-16

MIEMSS Short Form

MIEMSS Short Form (Attachment)

12/16/2013
13-17 Excited Delirium 12/23/2013

FCGO # ACTIVE
2012 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
12-01 Winter Driving and the Use of Vehicle Snow Chains 02/06/2012
12-04 Newly Acquired or Purchased Aerial Units 03/06/2012
12-06 Radio Failure Procedures 03/28/2012
12-10 Reporting Lost/Stolen Uniform Components or Personal Protective Equipment 04/27/2012
12-11 Tanker Dispatch to Adaptive Responses in Non-Hydranted Areas 05/09/2012
12-12 MDC, ePCR and Portable Radio Security 05/11/2012
12-13 Actions on Events Dispatched as  Unknown Rescue or  Unknown Emergency 05/16/2012
12-15 Updated MCFRS Unit Numbering System 06/21/2012

FCGO # ACTIVE
2011 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
11-08 EMS Inventories for MCFRS Primary Apparatus 08/03/2011
11-11 Handling Personal Protective Equipment Following an Injury 09/21/2011

FCGO # ACTIVE
2010 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
10-06 Volunteer Personal Data Form 08/11/2010
10-13 EMT - B Certification 10/28/2010
10-14 ACLS Recertification 10/28/2010
10-15 Guideline for use of All Wheel Drive Vehicles 11/08/2010
10-17 Reporting MCFRS Insurance Claims 11/17/2010

FCGO # ACTIVE
2009 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
09-02 Traffic Safety Vest 02/23/2009
09-03 Dispatch Changes – Addition of Cross-Streets 03/16/2009
09-06 Bottled Water 05/05/2009
09-10 Random Drug and Alcohol Testing 06/12/2009
09-11 Third Rail Voltage Testers 06/12/2009
09-14 MCFRS Burn Injury Transport and Treatment 07/07/2009
09-16 Policy for Securing Portable Data 09/10/2009
09-19 Dispatch Changes - Pre-Alert for Full Assignments 10/20/2009
09-20 Dispatch Changes - Polling Units for Events 10/20/2009
09-21 MCFRS Fleet Defect and Mileage Reporting System 12/03/2009

FCGO # ACTIVE
2008 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
08-02 MCFRS Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles 05/06/2008
08-05

Facility and PPE Safety Inspections

05/13/2008
08-08 Performance Planning and Appraisal 07/07/2008
08-09 Medical Care Support Unit and Medical Ambulance Bus 07/15/2008
08-10 Timesheet Completion and Storage 07/8/2008
08-12 Mileage Reimbursement Guidelines 07/23/2008
08-20 Training Program for Newly Acquired CAFS Pumpers 12/23/2008

FCGO # ACTIVE
2007 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
07-02 LFRD Certified Chief Officers Radio Designations 02/26/2007
07-03 NFPA 1403 - Live Firefighting Evolutions in Acquired Structures 02/26/2007
07-04 Arrest Procedures for Fire/Explosive Incidents 03/06/2007
07-06

Amendments to Policy and Procedure 512: Promotion Procedure

03/28/2007
07-09 MCFRS Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) Training Program 04/05/2007
07-14

Timesheets

06/25/2007
07-16R Requirements for National Incident Management System Training 10/10/2007
07-18 Performance Evaluation Procedures for Career Probationary Firefighter/Rescuers 08/10/2007
07-21 MCFRS Implementation of the Metropolitan Washington Council
of Governments (MWCOG) Unit Numbering System
10/09/2007
07-26

Amendments to Policy and Procedure 512: Promotion Procedure

11/01/2007

FCGO # ACTIVE
2006 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
06-04

Urban Area Security Initiative-UASI PPE

07/05/2006
06-10 Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint 10/19/2006
06-15 Mobile Air Unit 33 12/12/2006

FCGO # ACTIVE
2005 Fire Chief General Orders
DATE
05-01

Bill 36-03 Implementation and Changes of Business Practice

02/28/2005
05-04

Plymovent Safety Guidelines and Operations

03/02/2005
05-06 MCFRS Emergency Vehicle Driving 05/03/2005
05-14 Implementation of the NIMS-ICS Plan 08/25/2005
05-15 Annual Physicals for Volunteer Service Providers 08/25/2005

Updated August 5, 2015