Initiate check of all apparatus and service vehicles.
Review all response areas for high water routes.
Check all storage for operating supplies.
Check all batteries and emergency systems.
Initiate area clean-up at station sites.
Recheck all medical supplies, stock, and availability.
Recheck all communications equipment and recharge extra batteries in storage.
CONDITION 3: Hurricane Watch – Landfall Minus 48 to 36 hours
Begin to secure all Fire Department facilities to protect records, equipment, and supplies from potential water damage. Where possible, store records in a safe location to reduce the threat of water damage.
Notify all on-duty personnel of specific assignments.
Suspend non-emergency services (training, inspections, public education, etc.)
Fuel all vehicles and top off all tanks, including generators, pumps, boat motors, spare fuel cans, etc.
Initiate combined parking of fire and special apparatus at station areas.
Review Special Needs procedures and update files as needed
All off-duty department personnel placed on standby for recall. Rotation schedule for added staffing established.
Supply clerk and/or Director to purchase supplies per Hurricane Food List.
CONDITION 2: Hurricane Warning - Evacuation Order- Landfall Minus 36 to 24 hours
Review staffing needs and availability of emergency critical employees
Non-critical employees should be released to begin personal/family preparedness
Off-duty employees should call into the PPFD Storm Information line (727-369-0696) for updates and instructions
Evaluate and release critical personnel as appropriate for personal/family preparedness.
Start storing water at designated areas.
Cover all exposed windows and doors.
Retrieve water and non-perishable food supplies from Hurricane Storage and distribute to stations.
Retrieve “saw kits” from Station 35 loft and distribute to stations.
Recheck batteries and communication equipment.
Recheck fuel supplies.
Open UOC and begin preparations for activation.
Take UOC front desk phone off forward.
Begin pre-evacuation calls to special needs residents.
Inspectors' vehicles returned to Administration for assignment.
Supply Clerk and/or Director to complete purchase of supplies per Hurricane Food List.
Fire Chief and Deputy Chief attend meeting or conference call of County ROC Group if requested.
Upon notice of an Evacuation Order from the County, initiate Special Needs Evacuation Procedures.
CONDITION 1: Landfall Minus 24 to 12 hours
Complete collection of water, food, and toilet items.