Guideline for Architects and Engineers for Helping Fire Department Pre-Incident Planning

Introduction Architects and Engineers are a valuable asset in helping fire departments gather information about building systems, hazards present, and access information.  It is also an excellent opportunity to build good relationship with the fire department.  Important information can be collected from the building developer.  This information includes Access information Doors Windows Roof, attic, and crawl space access Alarms Panels…..

Tactical vs. Strategic Maps

We discussed briefly the difference between “tactical” and ‘”strategic” mapping.  These are standard NIMS terms. It is important to have separate products, because a map is a decision making tools and tactical/strategic decisions require different processes.   Map What is viewed on map Examples Symbols Examples Tactical A single problem emergency Building fire, active shooter, kidnapping, single wildfire, search for…..