Model Procedures for Response of Emergency Vehicles During Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Flooding in Marblehead, MA caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Birkes ( CC 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance to chief officers in establishing a policy for response during hurricanes and coastal storms to minimize the risk to fire/EMS personnel and to protect the human, physical and cyber infrastructure critical to safeguard a community before, during and after a storm. This guidance provides a common framework on which departments may build a local protocol tailored to a specific community.