R 408.17404. Definitions; O to V.
Rule 7404. (1) “Operator’s control station” means a work station where the operator of
an apparatus, such as an aerial ladder or pumper, is stationed.
(2) “Personal alert safety systems” or (“PASS)” means a device that is certified as
being in compliance complying with these rules, that senses movement or lack of
movement, and that automatically activates an audible alarm signal, (which can also be
manually activated to alert and to assist others in locating a fire fighterfirefighter or
emergency services person who is in danger).
(3) “PFAS” means a perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance.
(3)(4) “Platform control station” means a work station where the rider of an elevating
platform is stationed.
(4) “Positive-pressure breathing apparatus” means a self-contained breathing apparatus
in which the pressure in the breathing zone is positive in relation to the immediate
environment during inhalation and exhalation.
(5) “Physician or other licensed health care professional” or “PLHCP” means an
individual whose legally permitted scope of practice based on their license,
registration, or certification, allows him or her to independently provide, or be
delegated the responsibility to provide, some or all of the health care services.
(5)(6) “Primary control station” means a work station where the operator of apparatus
that has an aerial ladder or platform is stationed.
(6)(7) “Protective ensemble” means multiple elements of clothing and equipment
designed to provide a degree of protection for fire service personnelfirefighters from
adverse exposures to the inherent risks of structural fire fightingfirefighting operations
and other emergency operations.
(8) “Qualified” means a person who, by possession of a recognized degree,
certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and
experience has successfully demonstrated the ability to solve or resolve problems
relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.
(7) “Roof ladder” means a ladder equipped with folding hooks. The hooks provide a
means of anchoring the ladder to the roof ridge or other roof part.
(8) “Stay poles” also called tormenters, mean poles attached to the rails of the long
extension ladders to aid in the raising and supporting of the ladder.
(9)(9) “Structural fire fightingfirefighting” means activities of rescue, fire suppression,
and property conservation in buildings, enclosed structures, aircraft, vehicles, vessels, or
like properties that are involved in a fire or emergency situation.
(10)(10) “Training” means the process of making fire service personnelfirefighters
proficient through instruction or hands-on practice, or both, in the operation and care of
equipment that is expected to be used and in the performance of assigned duties.
(11) “Volunteer” means a person who is permitted to work as, and who is trained as, a
member of an organized fire department.
R 408.17405 Adopted and referenced standards.
Rule 7405. (1) The following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards
are adopted by reference in these rules and are available from the National Fire Protection
Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, Massachusetts,