Identifying Safety Hazards on a Preplan

One of the things that is often lacking in preplans is identifying safety hazards.  There are ways to show hazards to both firefighters and civilians on the preplan diagram.  A proposal  for showing safety hazards is to use a consistent symbol on the diagram.  There are several commonly recognized symbols including


There are several option to symbolize something that may be a hazard.  The yellow triangle with an explanation point is a internationally recognized symbol.  For a complete list of check the symbols page for a list of what we have created.  In addition, the guys in Surrey BC also have several innovative ways to symbolize information on a preplan.



Example

One symbol that is used is this one

Below is a sample of the hazard displayed on a building showing Poor Radio Reception and Do Not Enter Structure

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