Presenter: Edward Kaminski, Clark County Fire Department
Pre-incident planning is a multi-agency endeavor. Fire departments often involve their suppression crews in planning and may delegate the creation of the plans to their platoons. High call volume stations have difficulty completing pre-incident planning, and therefore, fire prevention divisions may be called to assist, since other agencies with law enforcement and environmental protection interests benefit from the same or enhanced pre-incident plan. This presentation discusses the challenges of managing the multi-agency pre-incident planning process and available technologies for the creation of the pre-incident plan. NFPA 1620, Standard for Pre-Incident Planning, is used as the standard of care. Training for pre-incident planning is shown to be built around the instructional design principles of the National Emergency Training Center’s Master Trainer Program, including the assessment of needs, development of the training program, course design, course development, and evalution of the impact of the training. Evaluation includes verification that organizational goals have been met.