Water Purveyor of Water District – Supplies and distributes water for fire protection.
Emergency Health Services – Administers emergency medical care and transports fire and accident victims.
Public Schools and Community Colleges – Sponsors public awareness programs in fire prevention and control to education children and adults.
Planning Commission – Determines zoning which influences the spread of fire.
Citizens – A personal concern and responsibility for themselves and their neighbors.
Fire protection generally has not been considered as a system which can be defined, directed and controlled. Many communities have applies master planning to fire protection.
Planning is the key to adequate fire protection, but the planning must be done at the local level. Identify the community’s fire situation and the factors influencing it. This is done for the present and the future.
Establish goals and objectives, determine what fire protection is needed now and what will be needed at the end of the period for which you are planning.
Communities are being challenged to control or reduce costs and yet maintain or improve – herein lies the challenge facing master planning.
Reasons for a Community Fire Protection Plan
to reduce life and property loss
to improve fire protection services, especially fire prevention
to involve non-traditional agencies and groups in fire protection
to control fire protection expenditures
to identify community fire protection goals