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Calls from or about persons at risk

Hazard Knowledge

The fire control room will receive calls from or about persons at risk. There may be a threat to life due to incidents including:

  • Fires in buildings, including tall buildings
  • Flooding
  • Building or structure collapse
  • Hazardous materials
  • Terrorist activity

A person at risk may either be unable to leave the hazard area because of the incident, injuries sustained, or their physical limitations. Additionally a person at risk may be able but unwilling to leave the hazard area, because they do not want to leave another person, animal or possession.