For firefighters, the first moments of entering a burning building are critical.
They rely upon their knowledge, training and experience to save lives and protect property and at the same time guard themselves and their colleagues. Pre-incident planning helps Dublin Fire Brigade to be prepared for those critical moments.
Pre-incident, or pre-fire, planning is the process of gathering, managing and presenting of operational intelligence, or risk-critical information about premises that propose a potential hazard in the event on an emergency.
Pre-incident planning is carried out for commercial, industrial and institutional properties and buildings that are considered to be a specific risk. Prior knowledge of these environments is essential to enhancing Firefighter safety and firefighting effectiveness.
During pre-incident planning Fire Officers will take note of things like:
- The main features of the building
- Access for emergency vehicles
- Life risks
- On-site hazards
- The location of hydrants inside and outside the building
- The layout of the interior of the building
- The location of any inflammable or explosive materials
Once Fire Officers have carried out a site visit they will prepare a Pre-incident Plans that contains an overview of the facility and tabulated information about the risk,summarising the critical aspects of a building from a Fire Service response.
To request a pre-incident plan, please call (01) 222 4232 or email [email protected]