The emergency response service of an organisation contributes to preventing and combating incidents, accidents and emergencies with high-risk pathogens. This service consists of staff with specific response tasks, for example, in security or first aid. They also take action upon inadvertent exposure of employees to fire, biological agents, or monitor vital areas during an incident. Emergency (response) plans are essential and provide guidance to an emergency response service of an organisation. A response plan describes the course of action and coordination of staff and services involved in internal emergency response activities (and can include collaboration aspects with external emergency response services as well).