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Incident Command System Modules

Incident Command System Modules

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INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM NATIONAL TRAINING CURRICULUM
MODULE 2 PRINCIPLES ANDFEATURES OF ICS
October 1994REFERENCE TEXT
 Additional copies of this publication may be ordered from:National Interagency Fire Center AT I N: Supply 3833 S.Development Avenue Boise,Idaho 83705Order NFES # 2441
 
PREFACE
This module is one of seventeen modules which comprise the IncidentCommand System {ICS} National Training Curriculum. The entire curriculumhas been developed by an interagency steering group and a contract consultant.The curriculum was sponsored by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group,and development was directed and supported by the National Interagency FireCenter, Division of Training. The Steering Group was represented by s.'Pveralapplication areas (Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Structural Fire, Wildfire,etc.) which guided the work of the contractor in the development of this package.The Steering Group was:David P. Anderson - USDA, Forest ServiceMike Colgan - Orange County Fire DepartmentDave Engle - USDI, Bureau of Land ManagementDan Francis - California Department of ForestryKen Maliette - New Jersey State PoliceMike Munkres - USDI, Bureau of Land Management Gary Nelson - Los Angeles County Fire Department Bill Vargas -State of New Mexico Department of Public SafetyThe Contract Consultant was:The Terence Haney CompanyWoodland Hills, CaliforniaReference Text 2-i
 
This module briefly describes the principal features which constitute the IncidentCommand System. Collectively, these features identify the unique quality of theICS as an incident or event management system.Objectives:Describe and explain the use of:Primary management functionsManagement by ObjectivesUnity and Chain of CommandEstablishment and transfer of commandOrganizational flexibilityUnified CommandSpan of controlCommon terminologyPersonnel accountabilityIntegrated communicationsResources managementThe Incident Action PlanReference Text 2-3

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