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    • Engineering Department of Site 09 Office of the Chief Engineer   Site 09 Engineering Handbook "Wires, columns, plates and panels - these are the Foundation's foundations, and it's our job to keep it together. A single broken button, a single faulty cell, the smallest error in our infrastructure could turn a stable Site to rubble. Make sure it never has the chance." John Doe, Chief Engineer RESPONSIBILITIES Maintenance The first responsibility of the Engineering Department is to meet all preventative and corrective maintenance needs of the facility. Repairs to containment units and Site infrastructure such as water, electrical, and ventilation systems are also performed by Engineers when necessary. Site maintenance, including custodial tasks, is performed in-house by the Engineering Department without the assistance of external contractors. Supply Materials for use on-Site are shipped from other Foundation facilities and received at the surface installation before being sorted and stored by the Engineering Department. Distribution of this material to other Departments, and the fabrication of equipment using materials, is the responsibility of Engineering personnel. Emergency Response In the event of an emergency unrelated to Site security, such as fire or structural collapse, the Engineering Department is expected to lead the emergency response in conjunction with other relevant Departments (Security, Medical). Engineering Department personnel must be proficient in firefighting, technical rescue, and be familiar with the Site and its systems to guarantee the safe handling of any emergency. HIERARCHY Chief Engineer (Level 4 / A) The Chief Engineer is an administrator with full authority over all Engineering personnel. In addition to organizing the Department and managing training standards, the Chief Engineer works with other Department administrators to review containment protocols. Foreman (Level 3 / B) Foremen are the senior supervisory personnel of the Engineering Department. As experienced and long-serving staff, they are responsible for guaranteeing the smooth operation of the Department, overseeing important tasks, and managing junior personnel. Specialist (Level 3 / C) Senior Engineers who show a thorough comprehension of their trade and notable leadership abilities may be chosen for promotion to Specialist. Specialists are masters of one or more certifications and may provide training for junior personnel interested in a certification. Engineer / Senior Engineer (Level 2 / C) Engineers have completed Site Orientation and demonstrated an understanding of their station, granting them Level 2 clearance and the ability to perform work on Site infrastructure. Senior Engineers have worked for the Engineering Department for an extended amount of time and performed with excellence, warranting recognition through promotion. Custodian (Level 1 / C) New Engineering personnel are assigned as facility Custodians, working to keep the Site clean and sanitary. Custodians also work in the canteen to provide meals for other personnel during designated break periods. Custodians must be escorted during assignments to areas above their Level 1 clearance. PROTOCOL Fire As an underground facility housing a range of anomalous objects, the threat of a fire must be considered and prepared for. Familiar with the architecture and infrastructure of the Site, Engineering Department personnel are the designated first responders to fires and are responsible for knowing how to safely suppress them. Announce: When a fire is detected, the incident must be announced across the Site and non-emergency personnel evacuated from the area. Suppress: Personnel may use handheld fire extinguishers to suppress the flames. Where handheld extinguishers are not effective or the fire is anomalous, emergency firefighting equipment (breathing apparatus, water standpipes and nozzles) is available from lockers around the Site for use by Engineering staff. Emergency lockers must be kept closed and fully stocked by the Engineering Department until an emergency arises. Contain: If fire suppression attempts are unsuccessful or the area has become unsustainable, all doors and ventilation ducts leading into the area must be closed. Oxygen deprivation and lack of fuel will starve the fire until it is extinguished. DO NOT UNSEAL the room until the temperature has dropped below 480*F (250*C) to minimize the risk of backdraft. Structural Collapse Although engineered to make structural failures near-impossible, the aging hallways and chambers of Site 09 still pose the risk of collapse if incorrectly maintained. The early warning signs of a failing structure may be obvious or subtle and personnel must be vigilant to detect and rectify them before disaster. Dirt, groundwater, or underground wildlife within the Site. Warping or cracking of the ceilings, walls, or floor. Rumbling, creaking, or other unusual noises from the ceilings, walls, or floor. Random holes within the ceilings, walls, or floor. If any signs of structural failure are spotted, including but not limited to those above, Engineering personnel should immediately close the area to non-essential traffic while inspections are performed. If no fault is detected, the area may be unsealed. However, areas that are found to be structurally unsafe must be stabilized by cribbing while damaged concrete is poured over and steel supports are removed and replaced. Rooms that have suffered a catastrophic structural failure must be closed to all traffic until the room is stabilized. If personnel were believed to have been trapped by the collapse, Engineering will work in conjunction with the Medical Department to extricate them as soon as possible. The structure of a collapsed room must be fully replaced - new concrete forms will be poured, steel support structures re-assembled, and utilities rewired under the direction of a Foreman. The room may be reopened for normal operation after an inspection by the Chief Engineer. Electrical Malfunction The electrical grid has been identified as a major weakness in Site 09's operations. Occasional Zone-wide electrical malfunctions have been observed, often in connection with the nearby wind turbines powering the facility. If an electrical malfunction occurs, non-essential personnel should be evacuated immediately from affected Zones while Engineering works to resolve the problem. Security will also be involved to guarantee objects in affected Zones have not been impacted by power fluctuations or failures.
    • Security Department of Site 09 Office of the Chief of Security Site 09 Security Handbook "Providing security is a team effort. Take responsibility for your position; get familiar with the procedures outlined in this document to keep yourself, your coworkers, and the Foundation safe. We're only as strong as our weakest link, so don't be it." John Doe, Chief of Security ORGANIZATION Squads To distribute responsibility and establish a comprehensive command structure, the Security Department is composed of a flexible number of Squads. Squads contain of a variable number of Security personnel (up to 10), led by a Sergeant assisted by Corporals. When assigned to a Squad, you will fall directly under the authority of your Squad Sergeant. Training, discipline, and promotion up to Corporal are the responsibility of your Squad Sergeant and Corporals. You must obey orders from all superiors, not only those from your Squad command. Tactical Response Tactical Response Officers (TROs) are Security personnel trained and equipped to respond to high-threat situations requiring extra firepower or personal protection. Security staff with exemplary service records are chosen or may request to receive TRO training. In normal capacity, TROs function as standard Security Officers. They may only retrieve tactical equipment from the armory during Alert Blue (See FACILITY INFORMATION for Color Alerts) or higher, or with explicit permission from a Corporal or higher. During an evacuation, TROs proceed immediately to Phase 2 (EVACUATION chapter for details). Off-Site Deployment In combination with other Departments, the Security Department participates in the investigation and recovery of anomalous objects in the surrounding region, as well as defensive or offensive actions against Groups of Interest. Staff from each Department fulfill a specific role in the Quick Reaction Force (QRF). During QRF operations, the Security Department provides leadership as team leaders and strategic planners at higher levels. Equipment issued for QRF operations must be stored in the armory and may only be retrieved during operations. Combat Lifesaver Security personnel may request or be ordered to receive medical training, allowing them to perform lifesaving first aid in the field or during emergencies. Personnel with medical training are Combat Lifesavers (CLs). Training must be administered by a member of the Medical Department. RANKS Chief of Security (Level 4 / A) The Chief of Security is an administrator with full authority over all Security staff and the Site QRF. Organization and curriculum of the Security Department are at the discretion of the Chief. Captain (Level 4 / B) As an adjutant to the Chief of Security, the Captain is responsible for managing Lieutenants, modifying Department procedure and policy, and overseeing high-level disciplinary action to ensure smooth operations. Lieutenant (Level 3 / B) Lieutenants are the commanding officers of up to three Squads. They are responsible for choosing Sergeants, guaranteeing competency and quality, and serving as liaisons between the Squads under their command and Department senior leadership. Sergeant (Level 3 / C) Operating as Squad leaders, Sergeants are the core of the Security Department, essential to to its efficient operation. Sergeants are granted full responsibility for a Squad, including the expectation to train, certify, and promote their staff as necessary. Corporal (Level 3 / C) Corporals are chosen by Sergeants to serve as junior Squad leaders. They assist their Sergeant in all tasks and are often chosen to lead other personnel in QRF operations or emergency situations. Corporals and above must be Tactical Response certified. Tactical Officer (Level 2 / C) Tactical Officers are Senior Officers who have received Tactical Response training. In non-emergency situations, Tactical Officers function identically to other Officers and are not granted any supervisory authority. Officer / Senior Officer (Level 2 / C) Officers are the rank-and-file of the Security Department. Having completed their Site Orientation, Officers are granted Level 2 clearance and become eligible to receive certification for sidearms. Officers with a good record and sufficient length of service may be chosen for promotion to Senior Officer and become eligible for Tactical Response training. Recruit (Level 1 / C) Recruits are newly assigned to the Site and have only recently completed Foundation Security training. To progress in rank, Recruits must graduate Site Orientation and be received into a Squad. PROTOCOL To facilitate the safe operation of the Site, the Security Department has protocols prepared that must be thoroughly understood by Security personnel. Class D Typically volunteers from the global prison population, Class D personnel are enlisted by the Foundation to carry out tasks or experiments too dangerous for other personnel. Class D may be requested by other Departments to complete a task that must be overseen by Security personnel. At no time are Class D personnel allowed to be left unsupervised by Security staff. Personnel should spend as little time as possible inside Class D Habitation (CDH). Fraternization with Class D personnel is strictly prohibited. Amnestization All Security personnel are equipped with Class A and/or B amnestics (EQUIPMENT chapter). Amnestics may be administered, without prior authorization, to individuals outside the Foundation who have recently witnessed an anomalous object or event, or who have become cognizant of the Foundation. Individuals who have had contact with anomalies or been aware of the Foundation for more than 12 (Class A) or 72 (Class B) hours must be detained and handed over to an Ethics Committee representative. Infrastructure Surface: Watchtower: Watching the access road is a single watchtower mounted with spotlights. Landing Pad: Beyond the access road, a landing pad has been built to provide a landing site for Foundation helicopters. Garage: Site vehicles are parked and maintained here. Entrance Zone: Reception: A room where arriving personnel or visitors can be identified and searched. CP Alpha: Immediately after Reception, all traffic must be passed through Checkpoint Alpha. CP Beta: Separates the Entrance Zone from the Heavy Containment Zone. Heavy Containment Zone: CP Gamma: Separates the Heavy Containment Zone from the Light Containment Zone. CP Delta: Separates the Heavy Containment Zone from the Light Containment Zone. Light Containment Zone: CP Epsilon: Airlock and decontamination chamber within the Light Containment Zone. Class D Habitation (CDH): Houses all on-Site Class D personnel. Security Desk: Built into the CDH, other personnel may contact the Security Department at the Security Desk. Security Center: Contains the firing range, gym, barracks, and Chief's office. EVACUATION In the event of an emergency involving the breach of a contained object, infiltration by hostile group, or other emergency (See FACILITY INFORMATION for Color Alerts), an evacuation order will be announced. It is essential to the safety of all Site personnel that Security executes evacuation protocols according to procedure. Security staff will be graded during evacuation drills, and unsatisfactory performance will result in disciplinary action against the offending Officer. Alert During any Alert above Clear, Security staff will be at elevated readiness to execute an evacuation order. For the duration of an Alert, all checkpoints leading into the affected Zone must be manned. Identification checks for individuals attempting to enter the Zone are mandatory. Tactical Response Officers are permitted to retrieve and wear tactical equipment during elevated Alert levels. Phase One Phase One is initiated with the announcement of Alert Silver or higher. The objective of this Phase is to move all Site personnel in the LCZ and HCZ to the Evacuation Shelter. Staff in the EZ should be escorted to Reception. Class A and B personnel must be prioritized and escorted by Security to their destination. A helicopter will arrive shortly to extract Class A and B personnel from Reception. Phase One concludes when most personnel have been accounted for in the Evacuation Shelter and Reception. Tactical Response Officers do not participate in Phase One - go directly to Phase Two. Phase Two Phase Two is the attempt to recontain escaped anomalies or the suppression and neutralization of intruders. Do not attempt to destroy anomalous objects - containment is priority. If containment attempts are not effective, move to Phase Three. Phase Three If containment attempts are unsuccessful or hostile forces have breached the Site, Mobile Task Forces will be dispatched at the discretion of incident commanders. Upon the arrival of a Mobile Task Force, they will assume all operational authority until the incident is resolved. Security personnel will not interfere in MTF operations. Once all threats are contained or neutralized, authority will be handed back to Security forces for Wrap Up. Wrap Up Once all threats are contained or neutralized, Security personnel must sweep the Site and verify the integrity of all containment units. If the Site is confirmed safe, an all clear is announced and the Evacuation Shelter may be opened and personnel released to engage in clean-up operations. EQUIPMENT To execute the responsibilities of their position, all Security personnel are issued high-grade service equipment by the Security Department. Remember to keep your equipment in good condition and stow it securely at the end of your shift. Additional equipment may be purchased with an Officer's own funds off-Site or requested through a requisition form. Ballistic Vest: NIJ Level II soft ballistic vest with equipment webbing, a quick-release cable, and pockets for insertable trauma plates on the front and back of the vest. Level IV trauma plates are available from the armory for use by Tactical Response Officers. Helmet and Visor: A composite helmet with four-point harness, internal padding, and a polycarbonate visor designed to protect against impact, splash, and fragmentation. Duty Belt: Thick nylon belt worn around the waist and used to carry equipment. Holsters, ammunition, cuffs, and batons are typically suspended from an Officer's duty belt at their preference. Gloves: A pair of puncture and cut-resistant gloves to shield the wearer's hands from sharp hazards and avoid direct skin contact with dangerous substances or anomalies. Telescopic Baton: 32-inch telescopic baton, standard issue for close-quarters self defense. Using ceramic cones built into the handle of the baton, the handle can be used to break glass in an emergency. Handcuffs: Two reusable steel handcuffs and a key. For mass detainment, plastic cuffs are available from the armory. Flashlight: Small LED flashlight which can be mounted on a helmet or weapon. Radio: 4-watt UHF handheld radio and personal choice of speaker microphone or headset. Gas Mask: Full-face gas mask and two P100-rated filters to be carried on an Officer's person at all times. Masks should only be worn when there is a threat of exposure or when navigating timer rooms equipped with chemical dispersion nozzles. Amnestics: An aerosol spray can containing a Class A amnestic agent with an effective time period of 12 hours, and pills containing a Class B amnestic agent with an effective time period of 72 hours.
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