Always park away from the scene and out of the way of any emergency vehicles’ ingress or egress. Make sure that you have all your 1-800-BOARDUP gear on, your clipboard with you, business cards in hand and your victim’s assistance bag to pass out before you approach the Incident Commander (IC). Make sure that you ask the IC what you can do to assist the Fire Department, i.e. hydration, cooling or warming zone, R&R area, etc. The IC may ask you for assistance with things such as looking for equipment lost during the incident, or keeping watch on a particularly hot area of the structure and making sure it is completely out before your departure.