Fire Inspector Martin Scafidi
“Our mission is to protect and preserve the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the Village of Broadview and its surrounding communities.” “Pre-Incident planning has allowed our Department to better understand the hazards and challenges we face daily.”
WHAT ARE PRE-INCIDENT PLANS?
Pre-incident planning can provide valuable information about an occupancy which can improve the ability of firefighters to respond effectively to a fire or other emergency at that location. Pre-incident planning addresses vital fire protection concerns, such as: building layout including access, contents, construction details, types and locations of built-in fire protection devices. It includes all data which can have an impact on decisions or actions taken during an emergency. Pre-plans also will be vital in the rescue of a fireman should he/she have an emergency during the incident. Pre-incident planning should be a joint venture between emergency services personnel and the occupants/owners of the property. A site map containing the following information is created after a interior / exterior site inspection is completed.
- Doors and Windows
- Power Shutoff
- Gas/LPG Shutoff
- Sprinkler (FDC) Connection
- Fire Alarm Panel
- Non-Usable Doors or Windows
- Special Hazards (Explosives, Chemicals, Flammables)
- Special Fire Suppression Systems (Halon, Carbon Dioxide, Foam, FM 200)
- Type of Business conducted
- Emergency Contact phone numbers
- Number or Employees
- Hours of Operation / Shifts
- Average number of Employees for each operational period
All members of the Broadview Fire Department through an established training program, review building preplans as a tabletop drill, as well as preform building walkthroughs. This effective training provides for a prompt response by a diverse organization of career firefighters.
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