Preplan Levels

One way to streamline the work required to create preplans is to set up a work flow.  Ask yourself this question.  “Do I need a floor plan for a fast food restaurant?”   So to streamline the amount of work we came up with 3 main levels of preplans and then a catch all fourth level:

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 Level 1 (Quick Action Plan)
Level 1 preplans are preplans that contain basic hazard information.  Those hazards includes
  Safety Hazards
  • Site plan information diagram
    • Up to 5 safety hazards
    • The worst NFPA 704 symbol on site
    • Stories above and below
    • UBC Construction Type
      • Type I
      • Type II
      • Type III
      • Type IV
      • Type V
      • Combination
      • Unknown
    • Basic occupancy type
      • Sprinklered
      • All
      • Partial
      • None
    • Truss
      • Yes
      • No
      • Unknown
    • Map Page
  • Abandoned
  • Poor accessibility
  • Aerial hazards
  • Bio hazard
  • Biological substances
  • Bow string truss
  • Chemical substances
  • Common attic
  • Concealed space
  • Confined spaces
  • Construction, lightweight floor
  • Construction, lightweight roof
  • Defensive operations only
  • Do not enter structure
  • Electrical hazards
  • Emergency generator
  • Hazardous entry
  • Evacuation assistance
  • Close exposures
  • Falling
  • Fire load
  • Inadequate fire protection systems
  • High occupancy numbers
  • I truss joist
  • General life safety
  • Metal truss
  • No radio operations
  • No roof operations
  • Open shaft
  • Other
  • Over/next to water
  • Overhead wires
  • Poison
  • Radioactive
  • Slip hazards
  • Soft soil
  • Storage
  • Storage, high piled  
  • Strong magnetic field
  • Structural collapse likely
  • Unstable soil
  • Violent person  
  • Poor water system
  • Wood truss

 

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Types of Facilities
  • Businesses less than 50000 sq ft
    • Daycares
    • Small to medium sized churches
    • Offices less than 50000 sq ft.
    • Light Industrial with little Hazmat
    • Storage Facilities
    • Strip Malls
    • Grocery Stores
    • Multi family residential up to 3 stories
Level 2 (Command and Control)
This level is for hazards that require more detailed information. 
Information same as Level 1 in addition to

  • List of Hazardous Materials
  • Floor plans of buildings
  • More detailed contact list
  • More detail on information (I.e. sprinkler zones, etc.)
  • Truss type
  • Roof Covering
  • Roof Type
  • Detailed ventilation survey
  • HVAC
  • Open Spaces
  • Skylights
  • Etc………..

Level 2 Occupancies

  • Nursing Homes and other treatment centers
  • Business over 50000 square feet
  • Offices greater than 50000 square feet
  • Industrial
  • Mid-High Rise Buildings
  • Occupancies with unique firefighter hazards
Level 3 (Unified Command)

  • Same as Level 1 and 2 in addition to:
    • Pre assigned assignments
    • Pre assigned IMS locations
    • Photos of features
    • Law enforcement information
    • Coordination with different agencies

Types of Occupancies collected

  • Schools
  • Hospital

Level 4 (Maps)

Includes:

  • Map Books
  • Complex Maps
  • Wildland Maps
  • Water Hazard Maps
  • Apartment Guides
  • Pipeline Maps
  • Landing Zones
  • Maps of complexes that don’t require a detailed PIP
  • A map to get to a particular point

May include Level 1-3 PIP in complex

 

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