IAFC Recommends Hurricane Responses

October 2008
Fire Chief;Oct2008, Vol. 52 Issue 10, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports on the guidelines of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) regarding on how to respond to hurricanes and tropical storms. It states that the procedures are designed to help chief officers establish a policy for response that minimizes the risk to personnel and protects departments' human and cyber-infrastructure. Meanwhile, some of the guidelines included are updating target occupancies lists and inventory processes of all equipment.


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