Incident Pre-Plans in Process
Every year, Leicester Fire Department partners with businesses in our response area to conduct incident pre-plans. The purpose of an incident pre-plan is to ensure a coordinated, expedient, and safe response in the event of an emergency. This information provides around-the-clock access to immediate, critical details that can be extremely beneficial to responding agencies and personnel working to mitigate the incident. Pre-plans with up-to-date information can result in an expedient and safer response.
Pre-plans can be beneficial for all involved. Benefits to the business include:
- Formalization/review of procedures, company policies, and best practices regarding actions to take in an emergent situation
- Communication systems
- Methods of evacuation and accountability
Benefits to emergency services include:
- Determining appropriate and proven response methods
- Acquiring and locating necessary equipment
- Removing site-specific obstacles
- Identifying neighboring exposures
The quicker first responders can locate, access, assess, and mitigate the emergency, the sooner the incident will be contained, and facility operations restored to “business as usual.”
A member of the Leicester Fire Department will be contacting businesses to schedule a convenient appointment to conduct and/or update our incident pre-plans during January. Please do not hesitate to contact the Department for any questions or concerns.
Together, we can work to protect the lives and property of the Leicester community. ◼
Don’t Make These Three Common Industrial Fire Pre-Planning Mistakes. (2017, June 15). Retrieved January 10, 2020, from https://www.emergency-response-planning.com/blog/topic/fire-pre-plans.