Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Emergency Action Plan


One important function of the FLSD position is familiarization with the property’s Emergency Action Plan or EAP. All non-fire incident responses are a product of the EAP.

The emergency action plan was developed to respond to threats of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terror attack. It also covers other threats to safety such as extreme force winds, earthquakes, civil unrest, etc.


4  Responses to an EAP Incident



Occupants remain at their current locations, not leaving the area until further notice.  Example: There is a threat that exists inside or outside the building that would put occupants at risk. staying in place at the ordered location is deemed the safest option to protect the life and safety of occupants



In-building Relocation

Moving occupants from an unsafe area to a safer location inside the building. Example: hurricane-force winds create projectile risk to an all glass building. Occupants are moved from the exterior of the building into enclosed spaces on the floor.



Partial Evacuation

Evacuating multiple floors that are affected by a risk or threat. Example: Multiple floors in the upper levels of the building are experiencing sickening fumes causing mass discomfort. Those floors would be evacuated, leaving the unaffected floors to normal operations.



Full Building Evacuation

Removing all building occupants from the building