If the answer is escaping you, refresh your memory by reading the latest column from NFPA Journal columnists Ben Klaene and Russ Sanders, who discuss how an effective incident action plan (IAP) addresses these three factors. (Bonus points to those who knew the correct answer: life safety, extinguishment, and property conservation.)
"The development of an IAP using the sound application of risk management techniques is critical to meeting these three priorities," says the authors. An effective tool for conducting a risk-versus-benefit analysis, they add, is NFPA 1500, Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.
Learn other specifics for developing an effective IAP in the March/April edition of NFPA Journal.