What is LIP? It’s an acronym for Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Protection – and those three areas are the top-line Priorities or Objective Categories of any incident response operation and must always occur and be prioritized in that order when it comes to creating Strategies and Tactics on the Operation. When you are considering a Mission Assignment, ask your self: Does it fit this criteria? Are we making sure our team is safe at all times? Remember Responder Life Safety is always the number 1 priority.