Establishing the Role of First Responders - Exercise Scene Safety
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Establishing the Role of First Responders
Exercise Scene Safety
Source: National Institute of Justice,
Fire and Arson Scene Evidence: A Guide for Public Safety Personnel
Use tools and personal protective equipment appropriate to the
task during all operations.
Communicate hazards to other personnel arriving at the scene.
Establish safety/hazard zones.
Evaluate the scene for safety hazards
e.g., structural collapse of the building; smoke; electrical, chemical, or biological hazards;
other health risks
Beware of incendiary or
The scene may contain devices specifically designed to kill or maim
public safety responders. Do not touch any suspected incendiary or
explosive device. Evacuate the area, and request the services of
personnel trained in the removal of such items.