Convert to an HTML Preplan?
preplans enable firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics and other
first responders to quickly see just how things are arranged in the
buildings where they respond. HTML preplans are a virtual tour of a facility
containing critical data first responders need access to within the first 15
minutes of an incident." explained
Rick Weiland, former director of Region VIII
of the Federal Emergency Management
"By knowing how to get to the library or chemistry lab, where a hallway leads
and where turn-off valves are, first responders are be able to avoid hotspots
and go directly where they are most needed."
usually been assembled in three-ring binders containing such vital information as
plot plans, site plans, emergency contact information, photographs, material
safety data sheets and other site specific information that can be used by first
responders during an emergency.
One problem with three-ring binder preplans is they are difficult to keep current.
Also, if a page or section of the preplan is removed, vital information is not
accessible. As a master preplan changes, someone must be responsible for updating
all other copies of the preplan. This is extremely time consuming when in paper
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provides a solution for First
Responders to develop HTML preplans,
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you are a first responder converting
your paper-based preplan into an
preplan, consider VIPlanning® software.
This software allows you to produce
HTML preplans rich in pictorial and
graphic content, without hiring a
computer expert or spending time
mastering complicated programs. The
process is simple and user friendly.
With VIPlanning® software
you can easily organize your HTML
preplans and add digital photos,
contacts, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets,
and PDF files. VIPlanning software
lets you build and maintain preplans
with a minimal investment of your
valuable time. Your HTML preplan
can also be modified in minutes not
enables you to build pages for developing
HTML preplans for planning, preparedness,
response recovery and/or training.
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to article posted on the City of Sparks Disaster Plans Web Site, January 20,