The purpose of this annex is to outline operational concepts and organizational arrangements for firefighting during emergency situations at LSCS. LSCS, is dependent upon local firefighting agencies to provide fire service including the responsibility for rescue, warning, and radiological protection operations as addressed in Annexes R, A, and D, respectively.
Concept of Operations
The Harris County (HCFMO), Montgomery County (MCFMO), San Jacinto County (SJFMO), Waller County (WCFMO), and City of Houston (COHFMO) Fire Marshal’s Offices are responsible for coordinating fire protection efforts for their respective jurisdictions within the LSCS service area. Actual fire service will be provided by local fire departments (FDs) which operate independent of each other. Fire services have the primary responsibility for protecting our community from fire hazards, hazmat spills, and radiological incidents. During emergency operations, local FDs may require assistance from law enforcement (LSCS Police, County Sheriff’s Office, Constables, Texas Department of Public Safety), emergency medical services, LSCS Facilities, local public works include local MUD or FWD, incident command (IC) and specialized hazmat support (fire marshal’s offices), additional resource support (mutual aid partners), area and state offices of emergency management, Texas Forest Service, county medical examiners, or county attorney.
A listing of local fire department resources is found in Annex M, Resource Management. During routine operations, fire departments and other first responders should communicate on their local frequencies. During a disaster, all agencies should have functional interoperable communications.
- State of Texas Emergency Management Plan
- Texas Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Plan
- State of Texas Emergency Management Plan, Annex F, Section IV.H
- Local Fire Departments and Fire Zone Assignments
- COHFMO, HCFMO, MCFMO, and SJFMO Policies and Procedures Manual
- Annex M: Resource Management, LSCS Basic Plan