Command Tip of the Week Incident Priorities

This tip of there week will help you prioritize your actions and assist you in your decision making on incident scenes.

Today we are going to discuss incident priorities as they relate to an incident action plan. Our incident action plan is our roadmap to a successful ending of an event.

The fire service has always embraced mnemonics, Lloyd Layman introduced RECEO VS in the 1930’s in his book Fundamentals of Firefighting Tactics. Today, RECEO VS is still relevant but whether you use the flavor of the month like RIVAS, Life, Property and Environment or Life Safety, Property Conservation and Incident Stabilization they all cover the same priorities.  Life is always out top priority.