Cases in which the firefighting plan must be revised in Vietnam

Cases in which the firefighting plan must be revised in Vietnam
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What are the cases in which the firefighting plan must be revised in Vietnam? - Khanh Thi (Ben Tre, Vietnam)

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Regarding this issue, LawNet would like to answer as follows:

1. Types of firefighting plans in Vietnam

According to Clause 1, Article 19 of Decree 136/2020/ND-CP, the types of firefighting plans are:

- Facility firefighting plan (Form No. PC17);

Form No. PC 17

- Police authority firefighting plan (Form No. PC18).

Form No. PC 18

2. Cases in which the firefighting plan must be revised in Vietnam

According to point d, clause 2, Article 19 of Decree 136/2020/ND-CP, the plan must be revised in a timely manner and reapproved by the competent authority upon large change in size, dangers posed by fire, explosion and toxic hazards and firefighting-related conditions.

3. Responsibility for firefighting plan formulation and cooperation in firefighting plan formulation in Vietnam

According to Clause 3, Article 19 of Decree 136/2020/ND-CP, responsibility for firefighting plan formulation and cooperation in firefighting plan formulation is as follows:

- Chairpersons of commune-level People’s Committees, heads of facilities requiring fire management and owners of motor vehicles subject to special fire safety requirements shall organize formulation of facility firefighting plans for residential areas, facilities and vehicles employing on-site forces and equipment under their management (using Form No. PC17);

- Heads of district-level police authorities shall organize formulation of police authority firefighting plans for facilities mentioned in the list in Appendix II enclosed with Decree 136/2020/ND-CP and residential areas facing high fire and explosion risk in localities under their fire management (using Form No. PC18);

- Heads of fire departments shall organize formulation of police authority firefighting plans for the remaining facilities mentioned in the list in Appendix II enclosed with Decree 136/2020/ND-CP as well as firefighting plans requiring mobilization of local organizations, regulatory bodies, military and police and police forces of multiple central-affiliated cities and provinces (using Form No. PC18).

When formulating firefighting plans, police authorities must notify heads of facilities and Chairpersons of People’s Committees of communes where residential areas facing high fire and explosion risk are located of the plan formulation time and requirements for the formulation at least 03 working days before the formulation begins.

Chairpersons of People’s Committees of communes where residential areas facing high fire and explosion risk are located and heads of facilities mentioned in Appendix II enclosed with Decree 136/2020/ND-CP shall provide necessary documents and information related to firefighting plan formulation at the request of police authorities, assign personnel to join the formulation and satisfy conditions supporting the formulation.

4. Responsibility for organization of firefighting plan drills in Vietnam

According to Clause 10, Article 19 of Decree 136/2020/ND-CP, responsibility for organization of firefighting plan drills is as follows:

- Chairpersons of commune-level People’s Committees, heads of facilities and owners of motor vehicles subject to special fire safety requirements shall ensure all necessary conditions and organize firefighting plan drills for facilities, residential areas and vehicles under their management;

- Police authorities shall organize drills of their firefighting plans at the request of persons competent in approval;

- Forces and equipment involved in a firefighting plan must participate in a satisfactory manner when mobilized for drills;

- The person in charge of organizing facility firefighting plan drills shall send the plan and a report on results of the drills to the supervisory police authority and take responsibility before the law for the results.

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