Structure Defense Plan Template

Structure Defense Plan Template


(No. 54 November 2013)


1 / Name / (Name of Planning Area)
2 / Activation
Authority / Incident Commander, Operations Chief, Branch, XXXXX
3 / Level of
Organization / Branch, Division, Group or Other (include name)
4 / Objectives of Structure Defense Plan / Provide for Emergency Worker Safety
Safely evacuate citizens
Provide for evacuation of animals
Protect assets at risk (target hazards, communication sites, powerlines, railroads, freeways, etc.
Defend structures in the XXXX community
and / or
Defend structures North of
Defend structures West of
Defend structures South of
Defend structures East of
5 / Decision Points for
Activation of Plan / Activate contingency or Action when fire hits XXXXX Decision Points and the estimated time of arrival after the fire reaches a decision point to the area being planned for.
6 / Contingency
Narrative / Provide short narrative regarding the goal and objective of this plan.
7 / Resources Suggested
Engines – Type 3 / Single, Task Force or Strike Team
Engines – Type 1/2 / Single, Task Force or Strike Team
Handcrews / Single, Task Force or Strike Team
Dozers / Single, Task Force or Strike Team
Airtankers / Type
Helicopters / Type
Watertenders / Type
Resources / Firing Tools, CAFFS, Gels, etc.
8 / Acreage / Estimated total acreage of contingency.
9 / Infrastructure
Threatened / Estimated number of structures, powerlines, communication sites, etc. for the planned area.
10 / Water Supply / Identify water supplies for engines, water tenders and helicopters.
11 / Special Hazards / Identify hazards specific to the area being planned for. Hazards identified my include narrow roads, mine shafts, hazardous storage facilities, water delivery problems, extreme fire history in are and clandestine labs for example.
12 / Staging areas, drop points & ICS facilities / Identify potential staging areas, drop points, etc. that may be used for the area. Provide addresses, Lat/Long, phone numbers of owners and other useful information. Include safety zones and public safe refuge areas as well.
13 / Evacuation Order Areas / Insert Thomas Bros. info: community names, street names, etc.
14 / Evacuation Warning areas / Insert Thomas Bros. info: community names, street names, etc.
15 / Traffic Control Points Type and Location / Detail where traffic control points should be located and what level of closure they will be. Use address, street and cross street, or Lat/Long.
16 / Communication Frequencies / List Command frequencies and tones, Tactical frequencies to be used if Plan is implemented.
17 / Contacts / List contact information for possible cooperators should the plan be implemented. Examples of cooperators include EOCs, law enforcement AHJ, animal evacuation groups, utility companies, Native American tribes, etc.
18 / Prepared by:ICS Title:Date:
Approved by:ICS Title:Date:

November 12, 20131