Manchester Fire Department utilizes a passport accountability system. Each member of the department is issued several name tags, two of which are placed on two different passports, and the rest remain with the firefighter.
Passports are utilized for on duty personnel only. One passport remains on the apparatus, the other with the officer. Other passports are utilized for incoming personnel at multiple alarm fires or mutual aid.
Passports are retrieved at incidents by Command or Safety Officer. They are arranged on the incident command board so each crew's position can easily be identified.
This system, along with FAST team training, helps ensure the safety of each member working at any incident.