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Covering furniture and vent holes and securing property, enhances both the image of the fire fighters and the fire service

Positive loss control actions

The practice of minimizing damage and providing customer service through effective mitigation and recovery efforts before, during, and after an incident

Loss Control

Minimizing damage to the structures, exposures, and contents

Eliminating reignition of the fire

Reducing the time needed to repair and reoccupy a structure

Reduce stress on the owner or occupants

Minimize financial loss for the owner, occupant and insurance company

Loss Control

Damage caused by the fire

Primary Damage

Damage caused by suppression activities, weather, or vandalism after a fire

Secondary Damage

The most effective and less damaging means to gain access

The best method to evacuate or protect occupants during a fire

The locations of vital business records and how to best protect them

When fire suppression systems are to be supported or used

Information to be gathered during preincident surveys for loss control

Those methods and procedures which further reduce fire, smoke, water, and heat damage during and after a fire


Look for holes and tears while passing cover overhead

Check for damage and mark damaged areas

E.G. spot burns, tears, abrasions, missing grommets, ripped seams

Inspection of salvage covers

Handle water which comes through the ceiling or down the stairs

Water Chutes

The search for and extinguishment of hidden or remaining fires

Placing the building, and the fire area in a safe condition from fire

Recognizing and preserving any evidence of the fire's origin and cause