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Creating a safe operational environment is dependent on 3 components

(the triad) Procedures, equipment, and personnel

2

What is a formal process?

is defined in writing and can take on many forms such as SOPs, SOGs, departmental directives, and temporary memorandums.

3

Procedures

are strict directives that must be followed with little or no flexibility

4

Guidelines

are adaptable templates that allow flexibility in application

5

What is an informal process?

is a process or operation that is part of a departments routine but that is not written.

6

What is training?

is the process of learning and applying knowledge and skills.

7

What is education?

is the process of developing one's analytical ability using principles, concepts, and values.

8

Risk

can simply be defined as the chance of damage, injury, or loss.

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Risk management

is the process of minimizing the chance, degree, or probability of damage, injury, or loss.

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What is the 5 step process for risk management?

Identify, evaluate, prioritize, control, and monitor hazards.

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Mitigation

the overall strategy of hazard control

12

The fire service mitigation hierarchy refers to a preferred order of hazard control strategies

Elimination, reduction, adaption, transfer, and avoidance

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Countermeasure

an action used to effect hazard mitigation