Strategies And Risk Reduction Plan For A Fire Department

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Third, to develop strategies and mitigate the risk, which the fire department will come up with different ways to improve their response or effect on lowering the time it will take to mitigate the incident. This step will in fact prepare the organization to become effective along with creating a safe operation. Re-planning a situation is done to produce an improved outcome that was not performing at the top standard. To also eliminate procedures that did not need to be done at that time or switch around procedures that should be done before others that have a higher importance to the incident. Fourth, prepare a risk reduction plan. Planning could be a lengthy process for a fire department if there is a wide range of high, moderate or low …show more content…
Along with using these six steps, fire departments can use the “e’s” of community risk reduction. With a risk assessment being completed and the fire department knowing what risks they are challenged with, a community risk reduction plan will also show how the fire department will deal with the risk. One way the fire department can deal with it is by using the “e’s” as Jim Crawford stated in the Firefighter Nation. The first e is emergency response- this can could mean creating a new standard operating procedure or recreating the automatic and mutual agreement to have a quicker and better equipped response from the first arriving companies to reduce the risk as quickly as possible. Second, engineering- as done is the past years and the evolving trend of fire prevention; this is about creating ideas or tools to prevent the risk situations from happening. Third, enforcement is when receiving law type power to create safety laws such as- fire codes, examples that were used by Crawford are “firework laws, and bicycle laws.” In addition this particular e is helping reduce and prevent …show more content…
First NFPA 1250- called recommended practice in the fire and emergency service organization risk management. This standard develops a plan for risk; the next step is to figure out a strategy to implement it into the risk plan. The recommendations goal is to limit the amount of risk and the impact it will case to the department and the community. NFPA 1452 is referred to as the guide for training fire service personnel to conduct community risk reduction. This guide was created for the residential structures in the community and what key items should be included in the reduction of risk in these occupancies. The fire department should add in their final plan is fire safety, to reduce deaths and property damage. NFPA 1620- the standard for pre-incident planning, in addition this plan can greatly assist the third step in creating the risk reduction plan. 1620 is a standard that has criteria that is used for creating a pre-incident plan such as developing a strategy for mitigating a hazard that is within your town. Also, with this it provides specific information (risks or dangers) that need to be known about the area or detailed information, such as large amount of hazardous chemicals or emergency operations to shut down a manufacturing

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