Fire Response

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Sworn law enforcement personnel should take reasonable measures to assist firefighters and protect life and property within the limitations of their training, experience, personal protection clothing, and fire suppressant equipment. However, no officer should be expected to engage in unreasonable, irresponsible, or illogical attempts at fire rescue.

These documents provide direction on law enforcement responsibilities at the scene of structural fires. Note they do not address HAZMAT incidents, open land fires, wildfires, or motor vehicle accidents involving fire.

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