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LLIS Best Practice: Pre-Incident Site Planning: Structural Information   [open pdf - 49KB]

"The structural details and materials of a site often impact incident response activities. To facilitate tactical and strategic decisions, pre-planners should collect information about a site's construction details and materials. Pre-planners should collect relevant site construction information and note how building materials and designs may impact incident responses. Fire pre-planning often describes construction elements that are relevant to firefighting. This practice should be extended to include other construction details that may affect response scenarios. Being familiar with a site's structure and construction elements can help fire personnel better manage firefighting strategies, assist law enforcement in rescue and other tactical operations, help engineers assess collapse possibilities, and provide valuable information for search and rescue units." The purpose of this Best Practice is to "collect structural information for target hazard sites for pre-plans/target folders."

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