There are several ways to conduct pre-incident planning. Depending on the department the level of effort that s put into the information gathering process of preplans ranges from simple preplans which takes a little time to gather information to complex preplans such as active shooter preplans with floor plans. Below are some examples
A quick 2
This is an example of portraying some information that is useful to the responder but doesn’t really contain preplan information. This examples show a gate with a knox box. This really used to show how to access a location but not the location itself.
A 30 minute level of work showing building features. This is what I would call the “where is the alarm panel so I can reset it fast” preplan. These are for buildings that are tactically simple in terms of fire attack but needs information locating key features and hazard information.
The 1 hour preplan is a preplan focused on locating units within a larger or more complex building. While still simple tactically, it may require a little more information to collect to locate a particular unit.
than 1 Hour Preplan
The final is a school preplan with attached floor plans. This is only an example but could also include buildings that are more complex such as a hospital, factory, high rise, etc. This type of preplan requires more effort to collect information.