On Scene Preplans


One clever ways view information about an occupancy is to have all of you information in one location.  We saw this in Tumwater, Washington where all of the “critical information” was available in one spot for responding fire companies.  There was location outside the collapse zone (I’m not sure if that was intended but it was) with all of the fire department main features for a building.  They included

  • Knox Box
  • Sprinkler Connection
  • Post Indicator Valve
  • Alarm Annunciator Panel
  • Fire Hydrant
  • Map of building

Chris Rogers

I am currently a Lieutenant with the Kirkland fire department in Washington State. I've been in the fire service for over 30 years true I also hold a degree in cartography with a GIS emphasis from the University of Idaho