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Principles and Features of ICS Module 2 (I-200

)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 1

FIVE PRIMARY I.C.S. MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS
COMMAND

OPERATIONS

PLANNING INTELLIGENCE FINANCE ADMINISTRATION
Last Revised: 19 March 2002 2

LOGISTICS
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
COMMAND = OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

OPERATIONS

=

DIRECT TACTICAL ACTIONS
COLLECT/ANALYZE DATA, PREPARE ACTION PLAN PROVIDE SUPPORT COST ACCOUNTING & PROCUREMENT

PLANNING = INTELLIGENCE LOGISTICS =

FINANCE / = ADMINISTRATION

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
ACHIEVE GOAL PERFORM TACTICAL DIRECTION

SELECT APPROPRIATE STRATEGY
ESTABLISH INCIDENT OBJECTIVES

UNDERSTAND AGENCY POLICY & DIRECTION

UNITY AND CHAIN OF COMMAND

• UNITY OF COMMAND: HAVE A CLEAR LINE OF SUPERVISION
• CHAIN OF COMMAND: ORDERLY RANKING OF MANAGEMENT POSITIONS IN LINE OF AUTHORITY
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 5

INCIDENT OPERATIONS ORGANIZATION
SMALL INCIDENT ORGANIZATION
COMMAND
SECTION

LARGE INCIDENT ORGANIZATION
COMMAND

SINGLE RESOURCE

SINGLE RESOURCE

BRANCH DIVISION / GROUP RESOURCES

REASONS TO TRANSFER COMMAND
• A MORE QUALIFIED PERSON ASSUMES COMMAND • A JURISDICTIONAL OR AGENCY CHANGE IN COMMAND IS LEGALLY REQUIRED OR MAKES GOOD MANAGEMENT SENSE

• PERSONNEL TURNOVER ON LONG INCIDENTS
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 7

ICS ORGANIZATION

FLEXIBILITY

NEEDS OF INCIDENTS WILL DETERMINE THE REQUIRED ORGANIZATION
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 8

GENERAL GUIDELINE: DO NOT COMBINE ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS. ONE PERSON MAY SUPERVISE MORE THAN ONE UNIT

PLANNING / INTEL SECTION CHIEF
RESOURCE & SITUATION UNIT J. Smith RESOURCE UNIT J. Smith SITUATION UNIT J. Smith

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MANAGING AN INCIDENT USING UNIFIED COMMAND
UNIFIED COMMAND

A
C B
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

A

B
OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY FORM THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN
OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF

C

DIV. A DIV. B DIV. C

UNDER UNIFIED COMMAND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE: • ONE INCIDENT COMMAND POST
• A SINGLE COORDINATED INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • ONE OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF
(OFFICER IN CHARGE, SUPERVISOR, ETC.)

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SPAN OF CONTROL

INEFFECTIVE AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS

EFFECTIVE SPAN OF CONTROL

OPTIMUM SPAN OF CONTROL IS

ONE TO FIVE

SUPERVISOR 1 2 3 4 5

IN ICS COMMON TERMINOLOGY IS APPLIED TO:

• ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENTS
• POSITION TITLES • RESOURCES

• FACILITIES
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 14

PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY IS MAINTAINED THROUGH:
CHECK IN FORM

RESOURCE STATUS KEEPING SYSTEM
UNITY OF COMMAND
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 15

PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY IS MAINTAINED THROUGH:
DIVISION A DIVISION C
UNIT LOG UNIT LOG UNIT LOG UNIT LOG

DIVISION B

DIVISION / GROUP ASSIGNMENT LISTS
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT

UNIT LOGS
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ICS INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS
• COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
• FREQUENCY AND RESOURCE USE PLANNING • INFORMATION TRANSFER PROCEDURES
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 17

COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED

• COMMAND NET • TACTICAL NETS • SUPPORT NET • GROUND-TO-AIR • AIR-TO-AIR
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 18

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN I.C.S.
SINGLE RESOURCES INCLUDES PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT

TASK FORCES COMBINATION OF SINGLE RESOURCES

Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT

STRIKE TEAM COMBINATION OF SAME KIND AND TYPE
Last Revised: 19 March 2002 19

USING TASK FORCES AND STRIKE TEAMS: • MAXIMIZES EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES
• REDUCES SPAN OF CONTROL • REDUCES COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 20

RESOURCE STATUS CONDITIONS IN I.C.S.

“AVAILABLE”

“OUT OF SERVICE”

“ASSIGNED”

WRITTEN ACTION PLANS ARE IMPORTANT WHEN:
• THE INCIDENT WILL OVERLAP AN OPERATIONAL PERIOD CHANGE
• TWO OR MORE JURISDICTIONS ARE INVOLVED • SUBSTANTIAL ACTIVATION OF THE I.C.S. ORGANIZATION
Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 22

QUESTIONS?

Module 2 – Principles and Features of ICS.PPT

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Organizational Overview of ICS

Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 1

MODULE 3 - ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

• TERMINOLOGY
• ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

• INCIDENT ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT • CHANGING THE ORGANIZATION
• TRANSFER OF COMMAND
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 2

OBJECTIVES
• EXPLAIN HOW THE INCIDENT ORGANIZATION EXPANDS OR CONTRACTS TO MEET THE OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF THE INCIDENT OR EVENT • DESCRIBE USE OF BRANCHES, DIVISIONS, SECTORS, AND GROUPS WITHIN THE OPERATIONS SECTION AND PROVIDE SUPERVISORY TITLES ASSOCIATED WITH EACH LEVEL
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 3

OBJECTIVES Cont.
• EXPLAIN HOW THE INCIDENT ORGANIZATION EXPANDS OR CONTRACTS TO MEET OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF THE INCIDENT OR EVENT
• LIST THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF INFORMATION INVOLVED IN TRANSFER OF COMMAND
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 4

OBJECTIVES Cont.
• MATCH ORGANIZATIONAL POSITIONS WITH APPROPRIATE I.C.S. SECTIONS
• DESCRIBE AN I.C.S. ORGANIZATION APPROPRIATE TO A SMALL INCIDENT USING AN INCIDENT BRIEFING FORM
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 5

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
OPERATIONS
PLANNING INTELLIGENCE LOGISTICS

BRANCH, GROUP, SECTOR DIVISION DESIGNATIONS

FINANCE ADMIN.

SINGLE RESOURCES • STRIKE TEAMS • TASK FORCES • SQUADS • PLATOONS

UNIT DESIGNATIONS

PRIMARY I.C.S. MANAGEMENT: REVIEW OF FUNCTIONS
INCIDENT COMMAND

OPERATIONS

PLANNING / INTELLIGENCE

LOGISTICS

FINANCE / ADMIN.

Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT

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TWO WAYS TO ORGANIZE INCIDENT COMMAND

A
SINGLE COMMAND
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT

A
C

B

UNIFIED COMMAND
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I.C.S. TERMINOLOGY IS USED FOR:
• ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENTS: Divisions, Branches, Units, etc... • POSITION TITLES: Officer, Director, Leader, etc... • FACILITIES: Incident Command Post, Staging Area, etc...

• RESOURCES: Task Forces, Strike Teams, Squads, Platoons, Work Crews, etc...
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 9

HIGHER RANKING PERSONS ARRIVING AT AN INCIDENT WILL:

• ASSUME COMMAND
• MAINTAIN COMMAND • REASSIGN COMMAND TO A THIRD PARTY • FILL ANOTHER I.C.S. POSITION
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 10

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INCIDENT COMMANDER
PLANNING / INTELL COMMAND LOGISTICS
PUBLIC INFO.

OPERATIONS

SAFETY

FINANCE / ADMIN

LIAISON

INCIDENT COMMANDER

DEPUTY I.C.

IN CHARGE

QUALIFIED

REASONS TO DESIGNATE A DEPUTY I.C.
• PERFORM TASKS REQUESTED BY INCIDENT COMMANDER

• WORK AS RELIEF INCIDENT COMMANDER • REPRESENT ASSISTING AGENCY AS DEPUTY I.C.
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 13

COMMAND STAFF

INFORMATION OFFICER

SAFETY OFFICER

LIAISON OFFICER

Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT

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INFORMATION OFFICER
ONE CENTRAL POINT FOR INFORMATION DISSEMINATION

Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT

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SAFETY OFFICER
• ANTICIPATES, DETECTS, AND CORRECTS UNSAFE SITUATIONS • AUTHORITY TO STOP UNSAFE ACTIVITY BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN.
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 16

LIAISON OFFICER
• CONTACT POINT FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF ASSISTING & COOPERATING AGENCIES • ASSISTING AGENCY - PROVIDES TACTICAL OR SERVICE RESOURCES • COOPERATING AGENCY - PROVIDES SUPPORT OTHER THAN TACTICAL OR SERVICE RESOURCES - e.g., RED CROSS, EMPLOYMENT OFFICE, etc.
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 17

AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES
• ASSIGNED TO AN INCIDENT BY AN ASSISTING AGENCY
• AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEIR AGENCIES

• REPORTS TO LIAISON OFFICER
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 18

ASSISTANT
A LEVEL OF TECHNICAL CAPABILITY, QUALIFICATIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITY SUBORDINATE TO PRIMARY POSITIONS
Assistants are used as subordinates for the Command Staff positions, particularly Information Officer and Safety Officer. Assistants may also be used at camps to supervise unit activities.
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 19

• DIRECTS ALL INCIDENT TACTICAL OPERATIONS
• CAN CONSIST OF:
– Single Resources, Task Forces, Strike Teams, Squads, Platoons, or Work Crews
– Air Operations – Divisions, Groups, – Branches
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 20

OPERATIONS SECTION

SECTORS & DIVISIONS
COMMAND

A B
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002

AB
21

SECTORS & DIVISIONS
OUTER
7

6

INNER

5 4 3

PERIMETER PERIMETER

2 1

FUNCTIONAL GROUPS
OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF MEDICAL GROUP SEARCH GROUP SECURITY GROUP

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SECTORS, DIVISIONS, & GROUPS
• SECTORS AND DIVISIONS ARE GEOGRAPHICAL • GROUPS ARE FUNCTIONAL ONLY • GROUPS MAY CROSS SECTOR AND DIVISION BOUNDARIES

Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT

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FUNCTIONAL BRANCHES
OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF MEDICAL L. E. FIRE BRANCH BRANCH BRANCH
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 25

STAGING AREA
• LOCATION(S) TO PLACE AVAILABLE RESOURCES • SEVERAL STAGING AREAS MAY BE USED • MANAGER REPORTS TO OPS. SECTION CHIEF (Logistics in some disciplines) • GOAL OF STAGING IS TO ENSURE 3-MINUTE RESOURCE AVAILABILITY / RESPONSE • MAY BE RELOCATED
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 26

AIR OPERATIONS
AIR OPERATIONS BRANCH DIRECTOR AIR TACTICAL GROUP SUPERVISOR AIR SUPPORT GROUP SUPERVISOR

HELICOPTER COORDINATOR

AIR TANKER / FIXED-WING COORDINATOR

HELIBASES

AIRPORT COORDINATION

HELISPOTS

PLANNING SECTION
• COLLECT, ANALYZE, DISPLAY INFORMATION • PREPARE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN

• MAINTAIN SITUATION & RESOURCE STATUS
• MAINTAIN INCIDENT DOCUMENTATION • PREPARE DEMOBILIZATION
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 28

PLANNING SECTION

May be organized into four units:

• RESOURCES UNIT

• SITUATION UNIT
• DOCUMENTATION UNIT • DEMOBILIZATION UNIT
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 29

LOGISTICS SECTION
RESPONSIBLE FOR ACQUISITION & MAINTENANCE:

• FACILITIES

• SERVICES
• PERSONNEL

• EQUIPMENT
• MATERIALS
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 30

PRIMARY LOGISTICS UNITS
• COMMUNICATIONS UNIT
• MEDICAL UNIT

• FOOD UNIT
• SUPPLY UNIT

• FACILITIES UNIT
• GROUND SUPPORT UNIT
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 31

LOGISTICS BRANCHES
LOGISTICS SECTION

SERVICE BRANCH COMMO UNIT MEDICAL UNIT FOOD UNIT

SUPPORT BRANCH SUPPLY UNIT FACILITIES UNIT GROUND SUPPORT UNIT

PERSONNEL BRANCH PERSONNEL SUPPORT UNIT VOLUNTEER UNIT MUTUAL AID UNIT

Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT

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FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION SECTION
• MONITORS INCIDENT COSTS • MAINTAINS FINANCIAL RECORDS

• ADMINISTERS PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS • PERFORMS TIME RECORDING
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 33

• TIME UNIT - PERSONNEL TIME RECORDING • PROCUREMENT UNIT - EQUIPMENT AND RENTAL SUPPLY CONTRACTS • COMPENSATION / CLAIM UNIT WORKER’S COMPENSATION RECORDS, CLAIMS • COST UNIT - COLLECT COST INFORMATION, PROVIDE COST ESTIMATES
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 34

FINANCE / ADMIN. SECTION

GUIDELINES IN DEVELOPING I.C.S. ORGANIZATION
• ESTABLISH THE INCIDENT COMMAND POST
• DETERMINE ORGANIZATION NEEDS

• CONSIDER NEEDS FOR COMMAND POST STAFF

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GUIDELINES IN DEVELOPING I.C.S. ORGANIZATION Cont.
• MONITOR AND MAINTAIN SPAN OF CONTROL
• DEMOBILIZE ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE • AVOID COMBINING ORGANIZATIONAL POSITIONS

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PLANNING / INTEL AND LOGISTICS SECTIONS COMBINED
PLANNING / INTEL AND LOGISTICS SECTION (J. SMITH)

PLANNING LOGISTICS / INTEL SECTION SECTION
J. SMITH J. SMITH

WRONG WAY

RIGHT WAY

TRANSFER OF COMMAND CHECKLIST • FACE-TO-FACE TRANSFER IS PREFERRED • BRIEFING BY OUTGOING INCIDENT COMMANDER • APPROPRIATE NOTIFICATIONS ARE MADE
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 38

TRANSFER OF COMMAND BRIEFING • SITUATION STATUS

• OBJECTIVES AND PRIORITIES
• CURRENT ORGANIZATION

• RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS

TRANSFER OF COMMAND BRIEFING
• RESOURCES ENROUTE AND / OR REQUESTED
• FACILITIES ESTABLISHED • COMMUNICATIONS PLAN • PROGNOSIS, CONCERNS, RELATED ISSUES
Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT Last Revised: 19 March 2002 40

QUESTIONS?

Module 3 – Organizational Overview.PPT

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Incident Facilities Module 4 (I-200)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 1

INCIDENT FACILITIES
• COMMAND POST • STAGING AREAS • MARSHALING AREAS

Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT

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OBJECTIVES
• NAME EACH OF THE PRINCIPAL FACILITIES USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ICS AND EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE AND USE OF EACH
• IDENTIFY WHICH FACILITIES MAYBE LOCATED TOGETHER AT AN INCIDENT OR EVENT • DESCRIBE HOW THE VARIOUS INCIDENT FACILITIES ARE USED AND MANAGED TO SUPPORT AN INCIDENT OR EVENT • IDENTIFY APPROPRIATE MAP SYMBOLS ASSOCIATED WITH INCIDENT FACILITIES
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 3

CONSIDERATIONS IN ESTABLISHING INCIDENT FACILITIES
• FIRST PRIORITY IS THE NEEDS OF THE INCIDENT
• LENGTH OF TIME THE FACILITY WILL BE USED • COST TO ESTABLISH THE FACILITY

• ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 4

INCIDENT COMMAND POST
• LOCATION WHERE PRIMARY COMMAND FUNCTIONS ARE PERFORMED
• ONLY ONE PER INCIDENT • MAY BE LOCATED WITH OTHER FACILITIES • NORMALLY NOT RELOCATED
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 5

INCIDENT COMMAND POST

PUBLIC WORKS

INCIDENT COMMAND VAN

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EXPANDED ICP MAY BE REQUIRED FOR:
• MULTI-AGENCY INCIDENTS RUN UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND
• LONG-TERM INCIDENTS

• INCIDENTS REQUIRING AN ON-SCENE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
• INCIDENTS REQUIRING A SEPARATE PLANNING FUNCTIONS • INCIDENTS REQUIRING THE USE OF COMMAND STAFF AND AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 7

INCIDENT COMMAND POST CHARACTERISTICS
• THERE IS ONLY ONE ICP PER INCIDENT, EVEN IF THE INCIDENT IS MULTIJURISDICTIONAL • THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER IS OFTEN LOCATED WITH THE ICP • THE INCIDENT COMMANDER WILL BE AT THE ICP • THE ICP MAY BE LOCATED WITH OTHER INCIDENT FACILITIES SUCH AS THE INCIDENT BASE

• THE PLANNING FUNCTION IS NORMALLY DONE FROM THE ICP.
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 8

INCIDENT COMMAND POST CHARACTERISTICS (cont.)
• THE ICP SHOULD BE LARGE ENOUGH TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE WORKING ROOM FOR ASSIGNED PERSONNEL.
• THE ICP SHOULD CONTAIN SITUATION AND RESOURCE STATUS DISPLAYS NECESSARY FOR THE INCIDENT • AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES ARE NORMALLY LOCATED AT THE ICP. • THE ICP WILL NORMALLY NOT BE RELOCATED.
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 9

GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING AN INCIDENT COMMAND POST
• POSITION AWAY FROM THE GENERAL NOISE AND CONFUSION ASSOCIATED WITH THE INCIDENT

• POSITION OUTSIDE OF THE PRESENT AND POTENTIAL HAZARD ZONE
• POSITION WITHIN VIEW OF THE INCIDENT (WHEN APPROPRIATE) • HAVE THE ABILITY TO EXPAND AS THE INCIDENT GROWS
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 10

GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING AN INCIDENT COMMAND POST (cont.)
• HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE SECURITY AND TO CONTROL ACCESS TO THE ICP AS NECESSARY • IDENTIFY LOCATION WITH DISTINCTIVE BANNER OR SIGN
• ANNOUNCE ICP ACTIVATION AND LOCATION VIA RADIO OR OTHER COMMUNICATION SO ALL APPROPRIATE PERSONNEL ARE NOTIFIED
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 11

STAGING AREA DESCRIPTION
• TEMPORARY LOCATIONS FOR RESOURCES AWAITING ASSIGNMENTS
• INCIDENTS MAY HAVE SEVERAL STAGING AREAS

• RESOURCES READILY AVAILABLE (3-5 MIN)
• MAY INCLUDE FUELING AND SANITATION • STAGING AREA MANAGER IS REQUIRED

• MAY BE DESIGNATED FOR CERTAIN KINDS OF RESOURCES
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 12

CHARACTERISTICS OF A STAGING AREA
• CLOSE TO THE LOCATION OF TACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS
• LOCATED OUT OF POSSIBLE LINE OF DIRECT HAZARDS TO MINIMIZE RISK

• ABLE TO BE RELOCATED IF NECESSARY
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 13

CHARACTERISTICS OF A STAGING AREA (cont.)
• HAVE DIFFERENT ACCESS ROUTES FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING RESOURCES
• BE LARGE ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE AVAILABLE RESOURCES AND HAVE ROOM FOR GROWTH • BE CLEARLY MARKED • BE LOCATED TO MINIMIZE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE • HAVE NECESSARY SECURITY CONTROLS
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 14

STAGING AREA BENEFITS
• PROVIDE LOCATIONS FOR IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE RESOURCES TO AWAIT ACTIVE ASSIGNMENTS • PROVIDE LOCATIONS TO ALLOW RESOURCES TO BE FORMED INTO OPERATIONAL UNITS SUCH AS “TASK FORCES, STRIKE TEAMS, SQUADS OR PLATOONS”
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STAGING AREA BENEFITS (cont.)
• PROVIDE FOR GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY BY HAVING AVAILABLE PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES TOGETHER IN ONE LOCATION • PROVIDE SAFE LOCATIONS FOR PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT TO AWAIT ASSIGNMENTS • PREVENT RESOURCES FROM FREELANCING OR “DOING THEIR OWN THING”
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 16

STAGING AREA BENEFITS (cont.)
• MINIMIZE EXCESSIVE COMMUNICATIONS OF RESOURCES CALLING FOR ASSIGNMENTS
• CONTROL AND ASSIST THE CHECK-IN OF PERSONNEL WHO ARRIVE AT THE INCIDENT VIA PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES OR OTHER PRIVATE MEANS • ALLOW THE OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF OR IC TO PROPERLY PLAN FOR RESOURCE USE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONTINGENCIES
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 17

PRIMARY CHARACTERISTICS OF INCIDENT BASE
• LOCATIONS FOR PRIMARY SUPPORT ACTIVITY • LOGISTICS SECTION LOCATED AT BASE • OUT-OF-SERVICE EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL NORMALLY LOCATED HERE
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 18

PRIMARY CHARACTERISTICS OF CAMPS
• TEMPORARY LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO INCIDENT PERSONNEL • MAY BE MOVED - SEVERAL MAY BE REQUIRED • ALL BASE ACTIVITIES MAY BE PERFORMED AT CAMP
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 19

PRIMARY CHARACTERISTICS OF INCIDENT HELIBASE
• LOCATION WHERE HELICOPTERS MAY BE PARKED, MAINTAINED, FUELED, AND LOADED • HELIBASE WILL BE DESIGNATED BY NAME OF INCIDENT • LARGE INCIDENTS MAY HAVE MORE THAN ONE HELIBASE
Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT Last Revised: 22 June 2002 20

PRIMARY CHARACTERISTICS OF INCIDENT HELISPOTS
• TEMPORARY LOCATIONS WHERE HELICOPTERS CAN SAFELY LAND AND TAKE OFF • CAN BE USED TO LOAD OR OFFLOAD PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES

Module 4 – Incident Facilities.PPT

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MAP DESIGNATIONS FOR ICS FACILITIES
INCIDENT COMMAND POST (NAME)
S

STAGING AREAS (NAME)

B BASE (NAME) C CAMP (NAME) H HELIBASE (NAME)
H-2

HELISPOT (NAME OR NUMBER)
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QUESTIONS?

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Incident Resources Module 5 (I-200)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 1

MODULE 5
INCIDENT RESOURCES
SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS MODULE INCLUDE:

• DESCRIPTION OF THE KINDS OF RESOURCES OFTEN USED IN INCIDENTS AND EVENTS • WHY RESOURCE STATUS KEEPING IS IMPORTANT TO EFFECTIVE INCIDENT OPERATIONS
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 2

MODULE 5 - INCIDENT RESOURCES (cont....)
• EXAMPLES OF HOW RESOURCES ARE TYPED FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS • THREE WAYS OF USING RESOURCES ON AN INCIDENT
• RESOURCE STATUS CONDITIONS • CHANGING AND MAINTAINING STATUS ON RESOURCES
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 3

MODULE 5 OBJECTIVES
• DESCRIBE THE NEED FOR PROPER INCIDENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
• DESCRIBE THREE WAYS OF MANAGING RESOURCES AND THE ADVANTAGES OF EACH

• EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE OF RESOURCE TYPING
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 4

MODULE 5 OBJECTIVES (cont....)
• DESCRIBE THE THREE RESOURCE STATUS CONDITIONS USED AT AN INCIDENT, AND THE PURPOSE AND LIMITS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH
• EXPLAIN HOW RESOURCE STATUS IS CHANGED, HOW NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES IS MADE, AND HOW STATUS IS MAINTAINED AT AN INCIDENT OR EVENT
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 5

MODULE 5 OBJECTIVES (cont....)
IN A SMALL GROUP EXERCISE, LIST VARIOUS KINDS OF RESOURCES WHICH MAY BE ENCOUNTERED ON INCIDENTS IN WHICH THE PARTICIPANT IS OR MAY BECOME INVOLVED. PARTICIPANT GROUPS WILL PROVIDE TYPING FOR THESE RESOURCES.
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SELECTING THE RIGHT RESOURCE IS ESSENTIAL TO:
• ACCOMPLISHING THE JOB • ENSURING SAFETY • BEING COST EFFECTIVE

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DEFINITION OF RESOURCES
• RESOURCES CONSIST OF ALL PERSONNEL AND MAJOR ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT TO INCIDENTS. • EQUIPMENT RESOURCES WILL INCLUDE THE PERSONNEL REQUIRED TO OPERATE / STAFF THEM
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 8

KINDS OF RESOURCES

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TYPES OF RESOURCES TYPE 1

TYPE 3
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ADVANTAGES TO RESOURCE TYPING
• IN PLANNING FOR RESOURCE NEEDS • IN ORDERING RESOURCES • IN MONITORING EFFECTIVENESS OF RESOURCE USE

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WAYS OF USING RESOURCES
• AS • AS

SINGLE RESOURCES

TASK FORCES
TEAMS

• AS STRIKE

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EXAMPLE OF A

SINGLE RESOURCE

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A

TASK FORCE
• MUST HAVE A LEADER
• MUST HAVE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN RESOURCES AND LEADER • MUST HAVE TRANSPORTATION • MUST BE WITHIN SPAN OF CONTROL LIMITS
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 14

EXAMPLE OF AMIXEDRESOURCES

TASK FORCE

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A

STRIKE TEAM
• SAME KIND AND TYPE OF RESOURCES
• MUST HAVE A LEADER • COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN RESOURCES AND LEADER • MUST HAVE TRANSPORTATION (AS REQUIRED) • OPERATE WITHIN SPAN OF CONTROL LIMITS
Module 5 – Incident Resources.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 16

EXAMPLE OF A

PLATOON
ALL RESOURCES OF SAME KIND AND TYPE

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ADVANTAGES OF TASK FORCES, STRIKE TEAMS, SQUADS & PLATOONS
• ENABLES MORE EFFECTIVE RESOURCE USE PLANNING • PROVIDES EFFECTIVE WAY OF QUICKLY ORDERING WHAT IS NECESSARY

• REDUCES RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC
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ADVANTAGES OF

TASK FORCES, STRIKE TEAMS, SQUADS & PLATOONS
• INCREASES THE ABILITY TO EXPAND THE ORGANIZATION WHILE MAINTAINING GOOD SPAN OF CONTROL • PROVIDES CLOSE RESOURCE CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY
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RESOURCE STATUS
• ASSIGNED WORKING ON A TACTICAL ASSIGNMENT
• AVAILABLE WITHIN 3 MINUTES • OUT-OF-SERVICE
• MECHANICAL • REST • STAFFING
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Changing Resource Status
SINGLE RESOURCE TASK FORCE STRIKE TEAM
INCIDENT COMMANDER
OPERATIONS
SECTION CHIEF

RESOURCES UNIT

DIVISION / GROUP SUPERVISOR
IF ACTIVATED, RESOURCES UNIT MAINTAINS STATUS.
REPORTING INFORMATION FLOW
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STATUS OF THE RESOURCES CAN BE CHANGED BY ANY OF THE ABOVE DEPENDING ON INCIDENT ORGANIZATION AND THE SITUATION REQUIRING THE CHANGE
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RESOURCE STATUS KEEPING SYSTEM
RESOURCES
RESOURCES RESOURCES

DIV A

DIV B

CREWS

OH

A/C

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QUESTIONS?

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Common Responsibilities Module 6 (I-200)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 6 – Common Responsibilities.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 1

COMMON RESPONSIBILITIES
SUBJECTS COVERED IN THE MODULE INCLUDE: GUIDELINES FOR:

• PRIOR TO LEAVING FOR ASSIGNMENT
• CHECK-IN AT THE INCIDENT OR EVENT • COMMON RESPONSIBILITIES • DEMOBILIZATION RESPONSIBILITIES
Module 6 – Common Responsibilities.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 2

OBJECTIVES
• LIST ACTIONS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED PRIOR TO LEAVING FOR AN INCIDENT OR EVENT
• LIST THE STEPS INVOLVED AT INCIDENT CHECK-IN

• LIST (OR SELECT FROM A LIST) MAJOR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AT AN INCIDENT OR EVENT
• LIST THE MAJOR STEPS NECESSARY IN THE INCIDENT OR EVENT DEMOBILIZATION PROCESS
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GENERAL GUIDELINES
• ASSEMBLE OR UPDATE A TRAVEL KIT
• PREPARE PERSONAL ITEMS THAT YOU WILL NEED • REVIEW YOUR EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT • KNOW TO WHOM YOU WILL REPORT AND WHAT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE • HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY YOU HOLD FOR YOUR AGENCY WHILE AT THE INCIDENT
Module 6 – Common Responsibilities.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 4

GENERAL GUIDELINES (cont..)
• DETERMINE WHAT COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURES SHOULD BE FOLLOWED
• ENSURE THAT FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW YOUR DESTINATION AND HOW TO CONTACT YOU • FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH TRAVEL AND PICKUP ARRANGEMENTS

• DETERMINE WHAT YOUR RETURN MODE OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BE IF POSSIBLE
Module 6 – Common Responsibilities.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 5

INFORMATION NEEDED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR INCIDENT ASSIGNMENT
 INCIDENT TYPE AND NAME OR DESIGNATION
 INCIDENT CHECK-IN LOCATION  REPORTING TIME

 TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS
 COMMUNICATIONS INSTRUCTIONS  RESOURCE ORDER NUMBER OR REQUEST NUMBER (IF APPLICABLE)  YOUR UNIT’S RADIO DESIGNATION
Module 6 – Common Responsibilities.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 6

USES OF INCIDENT CHECK-IN INFORMATION
• PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY
• RESOURCES UNIT STATUS KEEPING • PREPARATION OF ASSIGNMENTS AND REASSIGNMENTS • LOCATING PERSONNEL FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS • ESTABLISHING PERSONNEL TIME RECORDS • RELEASE PLANNING • DEMOBILIZATION
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INCIDENT CHECK-IN LOCATIONS
• INCIDENT COMMAND POST:
- RESOURCES UNIT

• BASE OR CAMP(S) • STAGING AREAS • HELIBASES

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INCIDENT CHECK-IN LOCATIONS (cont...)
FOR DIRECT TACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS REPORT TO:
DIVISION / GROUP SUPERVISOR OR OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF OR INCIDENT COMMANDER
AT THE END OF FIRST OPERATIONAL PERIOD, ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE CHECKED IN AT THE APPROPRIATE CHECK-IN LOCATION.
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INCOMING PERSONNEL BRIEFING
• CURRENT SITUATION ASSESSMENT
• YOUR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • IDENTIFICATION OF CO-WORKERS • LOCATION OF WORK AREA • EATING / SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

• INSTRUCTIONS ON OBTAINING SUPPORT
• OPERATIONAL PERIOD WORK SHIFTS
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FORMS KEEPING PROCEDURES
• PRINT OR TYPE ALL ENTRIES
• ENTER DATES BY MONTH/DAY/YEAR FORMAT • ENTER DATE AND TIME ON ALL FORMS • FILL IN ALL BLANKS, USE N/A AS APPROPRIATE • USE MILITARY 24-HOUR CLOCK TIME
Module 6 – Common Responsibilities.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 11

GOOD COMMUNICATIONS DISCIPLINE INVOLVES THE FOLLOWING:
• ALL INCIDENT PERSONNEL MUST OBSERVE STRICT RADIO / TELEPHONE PROCEDURES • USE CLEAR TEXT OR PLAIN ENGLISH. CODES SHOULD NOT BE USED IN RADIO TRANSMISSIONS • LIMIT RADIO AND TELEPHONE TRAFFIC TO ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ONLY. PREPLAN WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO SAY
Module 6 – Common Responsibilities.PPT Last Revised: 24 June 2002 12

TRANSFER INFORMATION BY CLEAR TEXT TRANSMISSIONS
10-2? 10-20? 921M 10.7 10-97 12.27 11-98 10-88 415.E

DIVISION “A” IS ON-SCENE

AVOID CODES
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USE CLEAR TEXT !
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PRIOR TO DEMOBILIZATION, DO THE FOLLOWING
COMPLETE ALL WORK ASSIGNMENTS
BRIEF SUBORDINATES REGARDING DEMOBILIZATION COMPLETE AND FILE REQUIRED FORMS AND REPORTS

FOLLOW INCIDENT AND AGENCY CHECKOUT PROCEDURES
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PRIOR TO DEMOBILIZATION, DO THE FOLLOWING
• EVALUATE PERFORMANCE OF SUBORDINATES PRIOR TO RELEASE FROM THE INCIDENT (AS REQUIRED BY AGENCY POLICY)
• RETURN ANY INCIDENT-ISSUED COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT OR OTHER NON-EXPENDABLE SUPPLIES
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PRIOR TO DEMOBILIZATION, DO THE FOLLOWING (cont.):
• REPORT TO ASSIGNED DEPARTURE POINTS ON TIME OR SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE • AS APPROPRIATE, STAY WITH YOUR GROUP UNTIL YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR FINAL DESTINATION
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SUMMARY CONSIDERATIONS
• CORRECT / REPORT HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION
• DO NOT USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS • REPRESENT AGENCY & SELF PROFESSIONALLY

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QUESTIONS?

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Organization and Staffing Module 7 (I-300)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 1

OBJECTIVES
• MATCH RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS TO EACH ICS ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENT • LIST THE ICS POSITIONS WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE DEPUTY POSITIONS, AND DESCRIBE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. DESCRIBE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE POSITIONS AND ASSISTANTS
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 2

OBJECTIVES CONTINUED
• DESCRIBE ICS REPORTING AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS FOR TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS AND AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES
• DESCRIBE REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS AND INFORMATION FLOW WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 3

THE ICS ORGANIZATION
INCIDENT COMMANDER

MISSION CHAPLAIN

INFORMATION LIAISON SAFETY

OPERATIONS

PLANNING INTEL

LOGISTICS

FINANCE ADMIN.
4

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THE ICS ORGANIZATION CONTINUED
• BUILT AROUND 5 MAJOR FUNCTIONS • FILLS ONLY THOSE PARTS OF THE ORGANIZATION THAT ARE REQUIRED • ESTABLISHES LINES OF SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY AND FORMAL REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
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DEPUTY POSITIONS
• MAY BE FROM THE SAME AGENCY OR FROM AN ASSISTING AGENCY
• MAY ALSO BE USED AT “SECTION” AND “BRANCH” LEVELS OF ICS • SHOULD HAVE SAME GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS AS THE PERSON THEY WORK FOR
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 6

INCIDENT COMMANDER: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES • ASSESS THE SITUATION AND /OR OBTAIN A BRIEFING FROM PRIOR INCIDENT COMMANDER • DETERMINE INCIDENT OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY
• ESTABLISH THE IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 7

INCIDENT COMMANDER: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES CONTINUED
• ESTABLISH AN INCIDENT COMMAND POST • ESTABLISH AN APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATION

• ENSURE PLANNING MEETINGS ARE SCHEDULED AS REQUIRED
• APPROVE AND AUTHORIZE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INCIDENT ACTION PLAN
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 8

INCIDENT COMMANDER: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES CONTINUED
• ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE SAFETY MEASURES ARE IN PLACE • COORDINATE ACTIVITY FOR ALL COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF

• COORDINATE WITH KEY PEOPLE AND OFFICIALS
• APPROVE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OR FOR THE RELEASE OF RESOURCES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 9

INCIDENT COMMANDER: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES CONTINUED
• KEEP AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR INFORMED OF INCIDENT STATUS
• APPROVE THE USE OF STUDENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND AUXILIARY PERSONNEL • AUTHORIZE RELEASE OF INFORMATION TO THE NEWS MEDIA • ORDER THE DEMOBILIZATION OF THE INCIDENT
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 10

ESTABLISHING AN INCIDENT COMMAND POST
• INITIALLY WHERE THE INCIDENT COMMANDER IS LOCATED • ICP PROVIDES A CENTRAL COORDINATION POINT • ICP CAN BE ANY FACILITY THAT IS AVAILABLE AND APPROPRIATE • SHOULD NOT BE MOVED UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 11

IC - ESTABLISHES THE IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES
• FIRST PRIORITY IS ALWAYS SAFETY OF:
– PEOPLE INVOLVED IN INCIDENT – RESPONDERS – OTHER EMERGENCY WORKERS – BYSTANDERS
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IC - ESTABLISHES THE IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES CONTINUED

SECOND PRIORITY IS INCIDENT STABILIZATION
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THE INCIDENT COMMANDER MUST:
• ENSURE LIFE SAFETY • STAY IN COMMAND • MANAGE RESOURCES EFFICIENTLY AND COSTS EFFECTIVELY

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APPROACH TO MEET INCIDENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

• KNOW AGENCY POLICY
• ESTABLISH INCIDENT OBJECTIVES • DEVELOP APPROPRIATE STRATEGY(IES) • EXECUTE TACTICAL DIRECTION

• MONITOR SCENE SAFETY
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 15

APPROACH TO MEET INCIDENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

• ESTABLISH AND MONITOR INCIDENT ORGANIZATION
• MANAGE PLANNING MEETINGS AS REQUIRED • APPROVE AND AUTHORIZE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INCIDENT ACTION PLAN (IAP)
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 16

APPROACH TO MEET INCIDENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

• APPROVE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OR FOR THE RELEASE OF RESOURCES
• AUTHORIZE RELEASE OF INFORMATION TO THE MEDIA
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 17

CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE INCIDENT COMMANDER
• COMMAND PRESENCE • UNDERSTANDS ICS • PROVEN MANAGER • PUTS SAFETY FIRST • PROACTIVE • DECISIVE • OBJECTIVE • CALM
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT

• QUICK THINKING

• GOOD COMMUNICATOR
• ADAPTABLE AND FLEXIBLE • REALISTIC ABOUT PERSONAL LIMITATIONS • POLITICALLY ASTUTE
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THE COMMAND STAFF:

INCIDENT COMMANDER

COMMAND STAFF
PLANNING INTEL

INFORMATION LIAISON SAFETY CHAPLAIN

OPERATIONS

LOGISTICS

FINANCE ADMIN.
19

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PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION OFFICER
• HIGH VISIBILITY OR SENSITIVE INCIDENT • MEDIA DEMANDS MAY OBSTRUCT IC EFFECTIVENESS • MEDIA WILL TRY TO ACQUIRE THEIR OWN INFORMATION • REDUCES RISK OF MULTIPLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION RELEASE • NEED TO ALERT/WARN PUBLIC
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 20

INFORMATION OFFICER CONSIDERATIONS:
• BE SEPARATE FROM CP, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO ACCESS INFORMATION
• ESTABLISH MEDIA AREA

• CONSIDER INFO DISPLAYS / HANDOUTS
• CONSIDER TOURS AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 21

PURPOSE OF THE LIAISON OFFICER
• SEVERAL AGENCIES WILL BE SENDING PERSONNEL
• IC CAN NO LONGER PROVIDE THE TIME FOR ALL REPRESENTATIVES • TWO OR MORE JURISDICTIONS WILL BE INVOLVED
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 22

PURPOSE OF THE SAFETY OFFICER
• MONITORS FOR HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS
• DEVELOPS SAFETY PROCEDURES AND SAFETY PLAN • HAS AUTHORITY TO STOP UNSAFE ACTS OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE IAP
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 23

PURPOSE OF THE MISSION CHAPLAIN
• MINISTERS TO THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THE INCIDENT STAFF AND FAMILY MEMBERS AS NECESSARY • ARRANGES FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES AS REQUESTED
• ASSISTS KEY PERSONNEL MAKING DEATH NOTIFICATIONS
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THE GENERAL STAFF
INCIDENT COMMANDER

OPERATIONS

PLANNING INTEL

LOGISTICS

FINANCE ADMIN.

GENERAL STAFF POSITIONS
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OPERATIONS SECTION CONSISTS OF:
• GROUND OR SURFACE-BASED TACTICAL RESOURCES • AIR RESOURCES

• STAGING AREAS (MAY BE ASSIGNED TO
LOGISTICS IN SOME DISCIPLINES)

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GROUND OR SURFACE TACTICAL RESOURCES:
• SINGLE RESOURCES
• TASK FORCES • STRIKE TEAMS, SQUADS, PLATOONS

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GROUND OR SURFACE TACTICAL RESOURCES CONTINUED
RESOURCES CAN BE PLACED INTO THE OPERATIONS ORGANIZATION AS:

• RESOURCES REPORTING TO THE IC OR OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF • DIVISIONS OR GROUPS • BRANCHES
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AIR OPERATIONS BRANCH ESTABLISHED WHEN:
• AIR OPERATIONS BECOMES COMPLEX • NUMEROUS AIRCRAFT INVOLVED

• REQUIRES BOTH TACTICAL AND LOGISTICAL USE OF AIR SUPPORT

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STAGING AREAS
• RESOURCES WITHIN STAGING AREA BELONG TO THE INCIDENT • RESOURCES IN STAGING AREA SHOULD HAVE 3 MINUTE RESPONSE • STAGING AREAS ARE TEMPORARY FACILITIES

• INCIDENT CAN HAVE SEVERAL STAGING AREAS
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FOUR UNITS WITHIN THE PLANNING / INTELLIGENCE SECTION

• RESOURCES UNIT
• SITUATION UNIT

• DOCUMENTATION UNIT
• DEMOBILIZATION UNIT
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COMMON RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL UNIT LEADERS:
• OBTAIN BRIEFING FROM SECTION CHIEF • PARTICIPATE IN INCIDENT PLANNING MEETINGS, IF NECESSARY • DETERMINE CURRENT STATUS OF UNIT ACTIVITIES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 32

COMMON RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL UNIT LEADERS CONTINUED: • CONFIRM DISPATCH AND ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF STAFF AND SUPPLIES • ASSIGN SPECIFIC DUTIES TO STAFF; SUPERVISE STAFF • DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, SAFETY, AND SECURITY MEASURES FOR PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 33

COMMON RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL UNIT LEADERS CONTINUED: • SUPERVISE DEMOBILIZATION OF UNIT, INCLUDING STORAGE OF SUPPLIES • PROVIDE SUPPLY UNIT LEADER WITH A LIST OF SUPPLIES TO BE REPLENISHED • MAINTAIN UNIT RECORDS, INCLUDING UNIT LOG
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 34

RESOURCES UNIT
• OVERSEES CHECK-IN OF ALL RESOURCES
• MAINTAINS STATUS-KEEPING SYSTEM OF ALL RESOURCES • MAINTENANCE OF A MASTER LIST OF ALL RESOURCES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 35

SITUATION UNIT
• COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND ORGANIZATION OF ALL INCIDENT INFORMATION • MAY PREPARE FUTURE PROJECTIONS OF INCIDENT GROWTH, MAPS, AND INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION

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DOCUMENTATION UNIT
• MAINTENANCE OF ACCURATE, UP-TO-DATE INCIDENT FILES
• DUPLICATION SERVICES • STORAGE OF INCIDENT FILES FOR LEGAL, ANALYTICAL, AND HISTORICAL PURPOSES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 37

DEMOBILIZATION UNIT
• DEVELOPING THE INCIDENT DEMOBILIZATION PLAN
• DISTRIBUTION OF PLAN AT INCIDENT AND OFF-INCIDENT, AS NECESSARY BEGIN DEMOBILIZATION PLANNING EARLY!
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TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS
• ASSIGNED WHEREVER NEEDED

• SOME EXAMPLES ARE
– – – – – – – METEOROLOGISTS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT SPECIALISTS FLOOD CONTROL SPECIALISTS FUELS AND FLAMMABLE SPECIALISTS STRUCTURAL ENGINEER CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS TEAMS …
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LOGISTICS SECTION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:
• FACILITIES

• TRANSPORTATION
• COMMUNICATIONS • SUPPLIES

• EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND FUELING • FOOD SERVICES

• MEDICAL SERVICES
• ORDERING (INCLUDING PERSONNEL)

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UNITS IN LOGISTICS SECTION
• SUPPLY UNIT

• FACILITIES UNIT
• GROUND SUPPORT UNIT

• COMMUNICATIONS UNIT
• FOOD UNIT

• MEDICAL UNIT
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 41

SUPPLY UNIT
• RESPONSIBLE FOR ORDERING, RECEIVING, PROCESSING, AND STORING ALL INCIDENTRELATED RESOURCES • ALL OFF-INCIDENT RESOURCES ARE ORDERED THROUGH THE SUPPLY UNIT INCLUDING:
– TACTICAL / SUPPORT RESOURCES – ALL EXPENDABLE / NON-EXPENDABLE SUPPORT SUPPLIES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 42

FACILITIES UNIT
PROVIDES SET-UP, MAINTENANCE, AND DEMOBILIZATION OF ALL INCIDENT SUPPORT FACILITIES EXCEPT STAGING AREAS. THESE INCLUDE: INCIDENT COMMAND POST

• • INCIDENT BASE • CAMPS • OTHER FACILITIES NEEDED FOR FEEDING,
SLEEPING, SANITATION SERVICES
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 43

COMMUNICATIONS UNIT
• DEVELOPING PLANS FOR THE USE OF INCIDENT COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES • INSTALLING AND TESTING COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT • SUPERVISION OF THE INCIDENT COMMUNICATIONS CENTER • DISTRIBUTION AND MAINTENANCE OF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 44

FOOD UNIT
• SUPPLYING FOOD NEEDS FOR ENTIRE INCIDENT INCLUDING REMOTE SITES INTERACTS WITH THE FACILITIES UNIT FOR LOCATION OF FIXEDFEEDING SITES; THE SUPPLY UNIT FOR FOOD ORDERING; AND THE GROUND AND AIR SUPPORT UNITS FOR TRANSPORTING FOOD
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 45

MEDICAL UNIT
• RESPONSIBLE FOR MEDICAL SERVICES FOR INCIDENT ASSIGNED PERSONNEL • DEVELOP INCIDENT MEDICAL PLAN

• DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURES FOR MANAGING MAJOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

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MEDICAL UNIT CONTINUED
• PROVIDE MEDICAL AID
• ASSIST THE FINANCE / ADMIN SECTION WITH PROCESSING INJURY-RELATED CLAIMS

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FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION SECTION
• MANAGING ALL FINANCE ASPECTS OF AN INCIDENT
• MANAGING ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS NOT ASSIGNED TO OTHER SECTIONS / UNITS

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TIME UNIT
• ENSURING ACCURATE RECORDING OF DAILY PERSONNEL TIME • COMPLIANCE WITH AGENCY TIME RECORDING POLICIES • MANAGING COMMISSARY OPERATIONS

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PROCUREMENT UNIT
• FINANCIAL MATTERS PERTAINING TO VENDOR CONTRACTS, LEASES, AND FISCAL AGREEMENTS • MAINTAINS EQUIPMENT TIME RECORDS
• ESTABLISHES LOCAL SOURCES FOR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
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PROCUREMENT UNIT CONTINUED
• MANAGES ALL EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENTS • ALL RENTAL AND SUPPLY FISCAL DOCUMENT BILLING INVOICES
DRU RENTAL

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COMPENSATION / CLAIMS UNIT
• INVESTIGATES ALL CLAIMS INVOLVING PERSONNEL OR PROPERTY ASSOCIATED WITH OR INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT

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COST UNIT
• PROVIDES ALL INCIDENT COST ANALYSIS • PROPER IDENTIFICATION OF ALL EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL REQUIRING PAYMENT • RECORDS ALL COST DATA
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COST UNIT CONTINUED
• ANALYZES AND PREPARES ESTIMATES OF INCIDENT COSTS • MAINTAINS ACCURATE RECORDS OF ALL INCIDENT COSTS

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FLOW OF INFORMATION:
• TO EXTENT POSSIBLE, MUST BE COMPLETE FREEDOM FOR FLOW OF INFORMATION WITH IN ORGANIZATION

• ORDERS, DIRECTIVES, RESOURCE REQUESTS, AND STATUS CHANGES MUST FOLLOW THE HIERARCHY OF COMMAND UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED
Module 7 – Organization and Staffing.PPT Last Revised: 5 July 2002 55

QUESTIONS?

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Organizing for Incidents or Events Module 8 (I-300)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 1

MODULE SUBJECTS
• APPROACH TO INCIDENT AND EVENT ORGANIZATION • FIVE STEPS IN TRANSITION OF COMMAND • CHANGING THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • ORGANIZING FOR INCIDENT OPERATIONS • STAFFING THE INCIDENT ORGANIZATION

• EXERCISES IN DEVELOPING INCIDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 2

MODULE OBJECTIVES
• DESCRIBE THE STEPS IN TRANSFERRING AND ASSUMING INCIDENT COMMAND • LIST THE MAJOR ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE INCIDENT BRIEFING • DEVELOP SAMPLE ORGANIZATIONS AROUND SIMULATED INCIDENTS AND / OR EVENTS • DESCRIBE HOW INCIDENTS CAN BEST BE MANAGED BY APPROPRIATE AND EARLY DESIGNATION OF KEY STAFF MEMBERS AND BY PROPER DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 3

MODULE OBJECTIVES
• DESCRIBE HOW UNIFIED COMMAND FUNCTIONS ON A MULTIJURISDICTIONAL OR MULTI-AGENCY INCIDENT • LIST MINIMUM STAFFING REQUIREMENTS WITHIN EACH ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENT FOR AT LEAST TWO INCIDENTS OF DIFFERENT SIZES
• DESCRIBE THE ROLE AND USE OF FORMS IN EFFECTIVE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 4

USE OF ICS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
• ORGANIZING FOR A MAJOR FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE OR SIMULATED EMERGENCY • A PLANNED PUBLIC EVENT SUCH AS A MAJOR PARADE OR CONCERT

• A PLANNED ACTIVITY SUCH AS A PRESCRIBED FIRE, A LAW ENFORCEMENT EVENT, A MAJOR PEST CONTROL EFFORT, OR A MARINE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EXERCISE
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 5

EVENT PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
• TYPE INCIDENT / EVENT? • LOCATION, SIZE, LOCATION • SINGLE OR MULTI-AGENCY? • SINGLE OR MULTIJURISDICTIONAL? • COMMAND STAFF NEEDS? • KIND, TYPE, NUMBER OF RESOURCES
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 6

EVENT PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS CONTINUED
• AIR OPERATIONS INVOLVED?

• STAGING AREAS REQUIRED?
• OTHER FACILITIES REQUIRED?

• LOGISTICAL SUPPORT NEEDS?
• KNOWN LIMITATIONS & RESTRICTIONS • AVAILABLE COMMUNICATIONS
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 7

CONSIDERATIONS FOR UNPLANNED INCIDENTS
• AN INCIDENT OCCURS

• TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
• THE SITUATION IS UNSTABLE

• POTENTIAL TO EXPAND
• COMMUNICATIONS AND INFO MAY BE INCOMPLETE

• STAFF NOT NECESSARILY EXPERIENCED IN MANAGING EXPANDING INCIDENTS
Module 8 – Organizing for Incident or Events.PPT Last Revised: 6 July 2002 8

CONSIDERATIONS FOR ORGANIZING FOR UNPLANNED EVENTS
 Incident Complexity 
MANY COMPLEXITIES

FEWER COMPLEXITIES

SMALL INCIDENT

 Incident Size 

LARGE INCIDENT

INITIAL STEPS IN ORGANIZING INCIDENTS
• SIZE UP THE LOCATION

• DETERMINE IF THERE ARE LIVES AT IMMEDIATE RISK
• ESTABLISH THE IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVES • DETERMINE IF THERE ARE ENOUGH AND THE RIGHT KIND OF RESOURCES ON SCENE AND/OR ORDERED

• CONSIDER IF SPAN OF CONTROL IS OR WILL SOON APPROACH PRACTICAL LIMITS
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INITIAL STEPS IN ORGANIZING INCIDENTS CONTINUED
• ENSURE THAT PERSONNEL SAFETY FACTORS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT • DETERMINE IF THERE ARE ANY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE CONSIDERED • MONITOR WORK PROGRESS • REVIEW AND MODIFY OBJECTIVES AND ADJUST THE ACTION PLAN AS NECESSARY
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TRANSFER OF COMMAND CONSIDERATIONS
• ASSESS THE SITUATION
• GET A BRIEFING • DETERMINE TIME TO TRANSITION COMMAND • NOTIFY ALL PERSONNEL • REASSIGN EXISTING I.C.
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TRANSFER OF COMMAND BRIEFING
• INCIDENT HISTORY (WHAT HAS HAPPENED) • PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES

• FACILITIES ESTABLISHED
• STATUS OF COMMUNICATIONS • ANY CONSTRAINTS OR LIMITATIONS

• CURRENT PLAN

• RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS • INCIDENT POTENTIAL • INCIDENT ORGANIZATION • DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY • RESOURCES ORDERED / NEEDED

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USE OF THE INCIDENT BRIEFING
CURRENT OPERATIONAL PERIOD NEXT OPERATIONAL PERIOD

INITIAL INCIDENT BRIEFING ICS 201

UPDATED INCIDENT BRIEFING ICS 201

INCIDENT ACTION PLAN ICS 202 to 206

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REASONS TO CHANGE THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN
• CHANGE IN AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR GOALS

• CHANGE IN AVAILABLE RESOURCES - KINDS OR TYPES
• FAILURE OR UNEXPECTED SUCCESS OF TACTICAL EFFORTS • IMPROVED INTELLIGENCE • COST FACTORS

• POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS
• ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
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WHEN CHANGING AN EXISTING ACTION PLAN
• BE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

• MAKE CHANGES IF NECESSARY
• CHANGE SOONER THAN LATER
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ORGANIZING INCIDENT OPERATIONS
FIRST POLICE UNIT ON SCENE IS I.C.
ADDTL. POLICE UNIT

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT SITUATION

FIRE UNIT

AMBULANCE

HAZMAT UNIT

INFORMATION OFFICER

ADDTL. RESOURCE ?

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DEVELOPING THE OPERATIONS ORGANIZATION
COMMAND
COMMAND STAFF

OPERATIONS

BRANCH 1

OTHER BRANCHES
DIVISION / GROUP

A

B

C

MEDICAL

RESOURCES
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WAYS TO USE BRANCHES ON AN INCIDENT
OPERATIONS

GEOGRAPHIC
ONE TWO THREE

FUNCTIONAL
SECURITY

OPERATIONS

MEDICAL

SEARCH

OPERATIONS RYE COUNTY PARKER CITY

JURISDICTIONAL
UNION SCH. DIST.

DEFINITION OF UNIFIED COMMAND:
A TEAM EFFORT WHICH ALLOWS ALL AGENCIES WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INCIDENT TO JOINTLY PROVIDE MANAGEMENT DIRECTION TO AN INCIDENT THROUGH A COMMON SET OF INCIDENT OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES ESTABLISHED AT THE COMMAND LEVEL
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UNIFIED COMMAND APPLICATIONS
A B
INCIDENTS THAT AFFECT MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL JURISDICTION INCIDENTS INVOLVING MULTIPLE AGENCIES WITHIN A JURISDICTION INCIDENTS THAT IMPACT ON MULTIPLE GEOGRAPHIC AND FUNCTIONAL AGENCIES

C A
A C E
FIRE LAW MEDICAL

B D

ADVANTAGES OF USING UNIFIED COMMAND
• ONE SET OF OBJECTIVES IS DEVELOPED FOR THE ENTIRE INCIDENT, AND A COLLECTIVE APPROACH IS MADE TO DEVELOPING STRATEGIES • INFORMATION FLOW AND COORDINATION IS IMPROVED BETWEEN ALL JURISDICTIONS AND AGENCIES INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT • NO AGENCY’S AUTHORITY OR LEGAL REQUIREMENTS WILL BE COMPROMISED OR NEGLECTED

• EACH AGENCY IS FULLY AWARE OF THE PLANS, ACTIONS AND CONSTRAINTS OF ALL OTHERS
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ADVANTAGES OF USING UNIFIED COMMAND
• THE COMBINED EFFORTS OF ALL AGENCIES IS OPTIMIZED AS THEY PERFORM THEIR RESPECTIVE ASSIGNMENTS UNDER A SINGLE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN

• DUPLICATIVE EFFORTS ARE REDUCED OR ELIMINATED, THUS REDUCING COST AND CHANCES FOR FRUSTRATION AND CONFLICT

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UNDER UNIFIED COMMAND THERE IS:
• A SINGLE INTEGRATED INCIDENT ORGANIZATION

• ONE OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF TO DIRECT TACTICAL EFFORTS
• COLLOCATED (SHARED) FACILITIES

• A SINGLE INTEGRATED PLANNING PROCESS AND INCIDENT ACTION PLAN
• SHARED PLANNING / INTEL, LOGISTICAL AND FINANCE / ADMIN OPERATIONS WHEREVER POSSIBLE • A COORDINATED PROCESS FOR RESOURCE ORDERING
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THE MIX OF PARTICIPANTS IN A UNIFIED COMMAND ORGANIZATION DEPENDS ON:
• THE LOCATION OF THE INCIDENT, WHICH OFTEN DETERMINES THE JURISDICTIONS THAT MUST BE INVOLVED • THE KIND OF INCIDENT, WHICH DICTATES THE FUNCTIONAL AGENCIES OF THE INVOLVED JURISDICTION(S), AS WELL AS OTHER AGENCIES THAT MAY BE INVOLVED

GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING THE ICS ORGANIZATION
• DEPUTY POSITIONS MAY BE USED FOR:
– COMMAND STAFF – GENERAL STAFF – BRANCH LEVEL

• COMMAND STAFF MAY ALSO HAVE ASSISTANTS • MULTIJURISDICTIONAL INCIDENTS SHOULD ESTABLISH A UNIFIED COMMAND
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GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING THE ICS ORGANIZATION
• EXPAND ORGANIZATION AS NEEDED. FOR EXAMPLE:
– PLANNING / INTEL SECTION
• RESOURCE UNIT / SITUATION UNIT

– LOGISTICS SECTION
• COMMUNICATIONS UNIT / MEDICAL UNIT / GROUND SUPPORT

– FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION SECTION
• TIME UNIT / COST UNIT
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EXAMPLE OF STAFFING REQUIRED
(WILL VARY BY INCIDENT)
ICS POSITIONS TWO DIVISIONS OR GROUPS FIVE DIVISIONS OR GROUPS 1 TWO BRANCHES 1 2 2 5 1 UP TO 10 1

OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF
BRANCH DIRECTOR DIVISION/GROUP SUP. PLAN/INTEL SECTION CHIEF

STATUS RECORDERS
FIELD OBSERVERS LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF INCIDENT DISPATCHER

1

1
2

2
4 1 1

FOOD UNIT
SUPPLY UNIT FINANCE / ADMIN SECTION TOTALS:

4

6
2

10
4

7

18

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QUESTIONS?

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Incident Resources Management Module 9 (I-300)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 9 - Incident Resources Management.PPT Last Revised: 7 July 2002 1

OBJECTIVES
• IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE THE FOUR BASIC PRINCIPLES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT • IDENTIFY THE BASIC STEPS INVOLVED IN MANAGING INCIDENT RESOURCES

• KNOW THE CONTENTS OF, AND HOW THE OPERATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHEET (ICS 215) IS USED
• IDENTIFY THE ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENTS AT THE INCIDENT THAT CAN ORDER RESOURCES
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OBJECTIVES CONTINUED
• DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SINGLE AND MULTI-POINT RESOURCE ORDERING AND THE REASONS FOR EACH • DESCRIBE WHY AND HOW RESOURCES ARE ASSIGNED TO STAGING AREAS, CAMPS, AND DIRECT TACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS • DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE AND IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING FOR RESOURCE DEMOBILIZATION • IDENTIFY FIVE KEY CONSIDERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND THE REASONS FOR EACH.
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MODULE 9 SUBJECTS
SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS MODULE INCLUDE:
• PRINCIPLES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
• INCIDENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT • ESTABLISHING RESOURCE NEEDS

• REDUCE ORDERING
• RESOURCE CHECK-IN PROCESS • UTILIZING RESOURCES - STAGING AREAS

• RESOURCE DEMOBILIZATION
• RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS
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PRINCIPLES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANNING ORGANIZING

CONTROLLING
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DIRECTING
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PLANNING
• EVALUATE THE SITUATION • DETERMINE OBJECTVES • SELECT PROPER STRATEGY • DECIDE WHICH RESOURCES SHOULD BE USED TO ACHIEVE THOSE OBJECTIVES IN THE MOST EFFICIENT AND COST_EFFECTIVE MANNER • RESOURCE PLANNING IS ONGOING AND DIRECTED AT OPERATIONAL PERIODS
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ORGANIZING
WHERE THE IC BRINGS ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND OTHER RESOURCES TOGETHER IN A FORMALIZED RELATIONSHIP

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RESOURCES DIRECTION INVOLVES: • MOTIVATION
• PROVIDING LEADERSHIP • DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
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HOW IS DIRECTION ACCOMPLISHED?
• IN ICS DIRECTION IS ACCOMPLISHED BY ASSIGNING RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION
– USES OTHER PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

– COMPLETES TASKS WITHOUT UNNECESSARY DELAY
– ENHANCES TRAINING AND PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT – PROVIDES A MORE MEANINGFUL WORK ENVIRONMENT
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CONTROLLING
• EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ORGANIZATION AND ITS COMPONENTS • APPLYING THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PERFORMANCE IS DIRECTED TOWARD ACCOMPLISHING THE ESTABLISHED OBJECTIVES

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INCIDENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROCESS
• ESTABLISHING RESOURCE NEEDS
• RESOURCE ORDERING • CHECK-IN PROCESS • RESOURCE USE • RESOURCE DEMOBILIZATION
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PLANNING MEETING ACTIVITY CHECKLIST
ACTIVITY
1 2 GIVE SITUATION AND RESOURCES BRIEFING

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY
PLANNING /INTEL SECTION CHIEF

3 4
5 6

7 8 9 10

STATE INCIDENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICY INCIDENT COMMANDER ISSUES STATE PRIMARY AND ALT. STRATEGIES OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF DESIGNATE BRANCH, DIVISION, GROUP OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF BOUNDARIES AND FUNCTIONS AS APPROP. DESCRIBE TACTICAL OPERATIONS & TACTICS OPS SECTION CHIEF MAKE TACTICAL RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS OPS, WITH SUPPORT OF PLAN/INTEL, AND LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEFS DETERMINE OPERATIONS FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS REPORTING LOCATIONS CHIEFS DEVELOP THE RESOURCES, SUPPORT, AND PLAN/INTEL & LOGISTICS CHIEFS OVERHEAD ORDER. DEVELOP COMMUNICATIONS, MEDICAL, AND PLANNING/INTEL & LOGISTICS TRAFFIC SUPPORTING PLANS SECTIONS APPROVE AND IMPLEMENT THE PLAN I.C. APPROVES AND GENERAL STAFF IMPLEMENTS

THE OPERATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHEET CAN BE USED AS A DISPLAY AT THE PLANNING MEETING
OPERATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHEET - ICS 215

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THE ICS 215 FORM IS A BASIC PLANNING TOOL
IT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON: • INCIDENT WORK LOCATIONS • WORK ASSIGNMENTS • KIND & TYPE OF RESOURCES NEEDED

• CURRENT AVAILABILITY OF INCIDENT RESOURCES
• REPORTING LOCATION

• REQUESTED ARRIVAL TIME FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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INCIDENT RESOURCES
• PERSONNEL RESOURCES:
– ARE ASSIGNED TO FUNCTIONAL AREAS WITHIN ICS SECTIONS BASED ON EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND PAST PERFORMANCE

• EQUIPMENT RESOURCES:
– CONSIST OF BOTH THE EQUIPMENT AND THE PERSONNEL TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT – THIS INCLUDES AVIATION RESOURCES

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PLACING RESOURCE ORDERS FROM THE INCIDENT
INCIDENT COMMANDERS MUST APPROVE ALL RESOURCE ORDERS. PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO PLACE RESOURCE ORDERS:

• INCIDENT COMMANDER • LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF • SUPPLY UNIT
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ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF INFORMATION FOR ANY RESOURCE ORDER:
• INCIDENT NAME
• ORDER AND/OR REQUEST NUMBER • DATE AND TIME OF ORDER • QUANTITY, KIND, TYPE OF RESOURCES • REPORTING LOCATION
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ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF INFORMATION FOR ANY RESOURCE ORDER:
• REQUESTED ARRIVAL TIME • RADIO FREQUENCY

• PERSON / TITLE PLACING REQUEST
• CALLBACK NUMBER OR RADIO DESIGNATION FOR CLARIFICATION
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SEND RESOURCE ORDERS BY:
FAX

RADIO PHONE
COMPUTER TERMINAL

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SINGLE vs. MULTI-POINT ORDERING OF RESOURCES FROM AN INCIDENT

SINGLE POINT ORDERING AGENCY DISPATCH DOC or EOC
INCIDENT
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BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE ORDERING PROCESS!!!
SINGLE POINT ORDERING PREFERRED METHOD • AGENCY OVERLOAD • AGENCY POLICY MULTI-POINT ORDERING DONE WHEN: • MULTI-AGENCY INVOLVEMENT REQUIRES IT

• COMPLEX ORDER

• KIND OF RESOURCE REQUIRES SPECIAL HANDLING
• REQUIRED BY AGENCY POLICY

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MULTI-POINT RESOURCE ORDERING FROM AN INCIDENT

FIRE

POLICE

MEDICAL

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RESOURCE CHECK-IN LOCATIONS AT AN INCIDENT
• INCIDENT BASE
• CAMP • STAGING AREA • RESOURCE UNIT AT THE INCIDENT COMMAND POST

• HELIBASE
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ON AN INCIDENT, RESOURCES ARE INITIALLY ASSIGNED TO:

BASE OR CAMPS

DIVISIONS OR GROUPS
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STAGING AREAS
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INCOMING RESOURCES ARE ASSIGNED TO STAGING AREAS BECAUSE:
• RESOURCES WILL BE ASSIGNED DURING THE CURRENT OPERATIONAL PERIOD
• RESOURCES ARE NEEDED TO PROVIDE A RESERVE FORCE FOR CONTINGENCIES • RESOURCES ARE TO BE FORMED INTO TASK FORCES AND / OR STRIKE TEAMS, PLATOONS, SQUAD, ETC..
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STAGING AREA MANAGERS MUST BE BRIEFED ON:
• • • • • • NUMBER & KIND OF RESOURCES COMMUNICATIONS MINIMUM RESOURCE LEVELS HOW TO OBTAIN RESOURCES EXPECTED DURATION LOGISTICS SUPPORT
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TASK FORCES, STRIKE TEAMS, PLATOONS, SQUADS, ETC.:
• CAN BE FORMED ON THE INCIDENT • WHEN FORMED ON THE INCIDENT THEY MUST BE DISASSEMBLED PRIOR TO RELEASE FROM THE INCIDENT

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DEMOBILIZATION
• PLANNING - BEGIN EARLY!
• SET UP A DEMOBILIZATION UNIT FOR LARGER INCIDENTS • OPERATIONS SECTION WILL SET CONTINUING TACTICAL RESOURCE NEEDS
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DEMOBILIZATION PLAN
• GENERAL INFORMATION • RESPONSIBILITIES • RELEASE PRIORITIES • RELEASE PROCEDURES • DIRECTORY
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KEY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS

• SAFETY
• PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY • MANAGERIAL CONTROL • ADEQUATE RESERVES

• COST
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QUESTIONS?

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Incident and Event Planning Module 11 (I-300)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 11 – Incident and Event Planning.PPT Last Revised: 7 July 2002 1

INCIDENT & EVENT PLANNING
SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED IN THIS MODULE:

• IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING • ESSENTIAL INCIDENT ACTION PLAN ELEMENTS • THE PLANNING PROCESS • PLANNING FOR INCIDENT DEMOBILIZATION • DEVELOPING THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN
Module 11 – Incident and Event Planning.PPT Last Revised: 7 July 2002 2

OBJECTIVES
• LIST THE MAJOR STEPS INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING PROCESS • IDENTIFY THE ICS TITLES OF PERSONNEL WHO HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES IN DEVELOPING THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN, AND LIST THEIR DUTIES • AS PART OF AN EXERCISE, IDENTIFY INCIDENT OBJECTIVES FOR A SIMULATED SCENARIO • AS PART OF AN EXERCISE, DESCRIBE APPROPRIATE STRATEGIES AND TACTICS TO MEET INCIDENT OBJECTIVES FOR A SIMULATED SCENARIO
Module 11 – Incident and Event Planning.PPT Last Revised: 7 July 2002 3

OBJECTIVES CONTINUED
• EXPLAIN THE USE OF OPERATIONAL PERIODS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS, AND THEY ARE DERIVED • EXPLAIN THE FUNCTION OF THE OPERATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHEET (ICS 215) AND OTHER FORMS WHICH MAY BE USED IN PREPARING THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • EXPLAIN THE CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHEN THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN SHOULD BE PREPARED IN WRITING
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OBJECTIVES CONTINUED
• IDENTIFY THE KINDS OF SUPPORTING MATERIALS INCLUDED IN AN INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • LIST THE MAJOR SECTIONS IN A DEMOBILIZATION PLAN • AS PART OF A GROUP EXERCISE, DEVELOP AN INCIDENT ACTION PLAN FOR A SIMULATED SCENARIO
Module 11 – Incident and Event Planning.PPT Last Revised: 7 July 2002 5

WRITTEN INCIDENT ACTION PLANS
WRITTEN ACTIONS PLANS REQUIRED WHEN: • TWO OR MORE JURISDICTIONS INVOLVED • OVERLAP ANOTHER OPERATIONAL PERIOD • ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENTS ACTIVATED • AS REQUIRED BY AGENCY

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WRITTEN INCIDENT ACTION PLANS PROVIDE:
• CLEAR STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES AND ACTIONS • BASIS FOR MEASURING WORK EFFECTIVENESS AND COST EFFECTIVENESS • BASIS FOR MEASURING WORK PROGRESS AND FOR PROVIDING ACCOUNTABILITY
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INCIDENT COMMANDER DECIDES ON USE OF WRITTEN INCIDENT ACTION PLAN

ACTION PLAN WILL BE IN WRITING
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LENGTH OF OPERATIONAL PERIOD
• LENGTH OF TIME AVAILABLE / NEEDED TO ACHIEVE TACTICAL OBJECTIVES • AVAILABILITY OF FRESH RESOURCES • FUTURE INVOLVEMENT OF ADDITIONAL JURISDICTIONS AND/OR AGENCIES
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WRITTEN ACTION PLANS
• ESSENTIAL ACTION PLAN ELEMENTS
– STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES – ORGANIZATION – TACTICS & RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS – SUPPORT PLANS (TRAFFIC, MEDICAL, COMMUNICATIONS, OTHERS AS NEEDED)
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ICS 202 INCIDENT OBJECTIVES WORKSHEET
• • • • • • • INCIDENT NAME DATE / TIME PREPARED OPERATIONAL PERIOD GENERAL OBJECTIVES WEATHER FORECAST SAFETY MESSAGE ATTACHMENTS
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ORGANIZATION ASSIGNMENT LIST ICS-203
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ASSIGNMENT LIST ICS-204
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INCIDENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS PLAN ICS 205
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MEDICAL PLAN ICS 206
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ESSENTIAL STEPS IN INCIDENT ACTION PLANNING
• UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION • ESTABLISH INCIDENT OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY • DEVELOP TACTICAL DIRECTION AND ASSIGNMENTS • PREPARE THE PLAN • IMPLEMENT THE PLAN • EVALUATE THE PLAN
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UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION
• WHAT HAS HAPPENED? • WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE? • HOW GOOD IS THE CURRENT PLAN? • WHAT IS THE INCIDENT GROWTH POTENTIAL? • WHAT IS THE PRESENT AND FUTURE RESOURCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITY?
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ESTABLISH INCIDENT OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY INCIDENT OBJECTIVES SHOULD BE:

• ATTAINABLE

• MEASURABLE
• FLEXIBLE
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DETERMINE TACTICAL DIRECTION
INCIDENT OBJECTIVES
STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES

DIV A
TACTICS RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS

DIV B
TACTICS RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS

DIV C
TACTICS RESOURCES ASSIGNMENTS

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE INCIDENT COMMANDER’S ORAL ACTION PLAN
• INCIDENT OBJECTIVE(S) • STRATEGY (ONE OR MORE) • TACTICS

• ASSIGNMENTS
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MAJOR ELEMENTS IN A WRITTEN ACTION PLAN:
• INCIDENT ACTION PLAN
• OBJECTIVES • ORGANIZATION

• ASSIGNMENTS
• SUPPORT PLANS

• ANY OTHER RELEVANT INFO
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THE INCIDENT PLANNING PROCESS
• PREPARE FOR PLANNING MEETING • CONDUCT PLANNING MEETING • ORDER & OBTAIN REQUIRED RESOURCES • CONDUCT OPERATIONAL PERIOD BRIEFING
(REPEAT AS REQUIRED)
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CONSIDERATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE PLANNING MEETINGS
• ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST COME PREPARED • STRONG LEADERSHIP MUST BE EVIDENT • AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT THEIR AGENCIES • ADHERE TO THE PLANNING PROVES • NO RADIOS
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PLANNING MEETING CHECKLIST
No. 1 2 ACTIVITY GIVE SITUATION & RESOURCE BRIEFING PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY PLANNING SECT. CHIEF STATE INCIDENT OBJECTIVES - POLICY ISSUES INCIDENT COMMANDER

3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10

STATE PRIMARY & ALTERNATE. STRATEGIES
DESIGNATE BRANCH, DIVISION, GROUP BOUNDARIES & FUNCTIONS AS APPROPRIATE DESCRIBE TACTICAL OPERATIONS & TACTICS MAKE TACTICAL RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS FACILITIES AND REPORTING LOCATIONS RESOURCES, SUPPORT, AND OVERHEAD SUPPORT PLANS - COMMO, MED., TRAFFIC FINALIZE, APPROVE & IMPLEMENT THE PLAN

OPS SECTION CHIEF
OPS SECTION CHIEF OPS & PLANS SECTION CHIEFS OPS, PLANNING, & LOGISTICS SECT. CHIEF LOGISTICS SECT. CHIEF PLANNING & LOGISTICS

SECTIONS CHIEFS
PLANNING SECT CH. / IC IC AND GEN. STAFF

FORM# FORM NAME 202 INCIDENT OBJECTIVES

PREPARED FOR PLAN BY: RESOURCES UNIT RESOURCES UNIT RESOURCES UNIT /

203/207 ORGANIZATION LIST/CHART

204

DIVISION ASSIGNMENT LISTS

PLANNING RECORDER
205 206 220 NONE NONE NONE NONE COMMUNICATIONS PLAN MEDICAL PLAN AIR OPERATIONS SUMMARY TRAFFIC PLAN SAFETY PLAN MAP DEMOBILIZATION PLAN COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEDICAL UNIT AIR OPS BRANCH DIR. GROUND SUPPORT UNIT SAFETY OFFICER SITUATION UNIT DEMOB. UNIT

IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN
• SMALLER INCIDENTS
– ORAL BRIEFING BY THE IC
– ICS 201 FORM MAY BE HELPFUL

• LARGER INCIDENTS
– REQUIRE WRITTEN INCIDENT ACTION PLAN – GENERAL STAFF WILL IMPLEMENT THE PLAN

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EVALUATING THE PLAN
• DOES THE PLAN ACCURATELY REFLECT THE CURRENT SITUATION?
• MONITOR PROGRESS AGAINST PLANNED TACTICAL OPERATIONS • MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS REQUIRED

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ALL INCIDENTS END
DEMOBILIZATION UNIT
CHECK OUT HERE

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KEY PLAYERS TO THE INCIDENT DEMOBILIZATION PLAN
PLANNING SECTION
– HAS BASIC INFORMATION ON RESOURCES. (CHECK-IN LISTS AND INCIDENT 201 BRIEFING FORM ARE IMPORTANT TO THIS EFFORT)

• LIAISON OFFICER
– KNOWS TERMS OF AGREEMENTS INVOLVING USE AND RELEASE OF OTHER AGENCY’S RESOURCES
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KEY PLAYERS TO THE INCIDENT DEMOBILIZATION PLAN CONTINUED • SAFETY OFFICER
– CONSIDERS PHYSICAL CONDITION OF PERSONNEL, PERSONAL NEEDS, AND ADEQUACY OF TRANSPORTATION

• LOGISTICS SECTION
– HANDLES TRANSPORTATION AVAILABILITY, COMMUNICATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND CONTINUING SUPPORT
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KEY PLAYERS TO THE INCIDENT DEMOBILIZATION PLAN CONTINUED • OPERATIONS SECTION
– KNOWS CONTINUING NEEDS FOR VARIOUS KINDS OF TACTICAL RESOURCES

• FINANCE / ADMIN. SECTION
– PROCESSES ANY CLAIMS, TIME RECORDS, AND COSTS OF INDIVIDUAL RESOURCES WHICH ARE A FACTOR IN DETERMINING RELEASE
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KEY PLAYERS TO THE INCIDENT DEMOBILIZATION PLAN CONTINUED
• AGENCY DISPATCH CENTER
– GIVE HIGH PRIORITY TO TIMELY RETURN OF RESOURCES

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MAJOR ELEMENTS OF AN INCIDENT DEMOBILIZATION PLAN
• DEMOBILIZATION POLICY AND PROCEDURES
• RESPONSIBILITIES

• RELEASE PRIORITIES
• RELEASE PROCEDURES

• DIRECTORY
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QUESTIONS?

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Command and General Staff Module 12 (I-400)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 12 – Command and General Staff.PPT Last Revised: 13 July 2002 1

OBJECTIVES
• IDENTIFY THE STEPS BUILT INTO THE ICS DESIGN TO COMPENSATE FOR PREVIOUS INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS • DESCRIBE THE PRIMARY GUIDELINES RELATED TO COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF POSITIONS • SUMMARIZE PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EACH COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF MEMBER
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OBJECTIVES CONTINUED
• DESCRIBE THE ROLES OF DEPUTY POSITIONS AND ASSISTANTS IN INCIDENT MANAGEMENT • DESCRIBE THE PURPOSES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES, REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS, AND THEIR EFFECTIVE USE • DEVELOP A COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF ORGANIZATION AROUND A SIMULATED SCENARIO
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ALL DECISIONS MADE BY ONE PERSON POOR SPAN OF CONTROL

No sweat! I can handle it!

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ICS DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
• A STANDARDIZED, FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION MUST BE ESTABLISHED • RELATED FUNCTIONS SHOULD BE GROUPED TOGETHER WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION
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ICS DESIGN REQUIREMENTS CONTINUED
• SUBORDINATES MUST BE DELEGATED THE AUTHORITY TO MANAGE THEIR ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACTION PLAN OBJECTIVES

• EVERY INCIDENT, SMALL OR LARGE, SIMPLE OR COMPLEX, MUST HAVE SOME FORM OF AN ACTION PLAN WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN
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IDENTIFICATION OF INCIDENT MANAGEMENT NEEDS
• • • • DELEGATE AUTHORITY PROVIDE LOGISTICAL SUPPORT PROVIDE PLANNING SERVICES PROVIDE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND COST CONTROL • PROVIDE INFORMATION SERVICES • PROVIDE A SAFE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT • INTERACT EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHER AGENCIES
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INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
COMMAND

COMMAND STAFF GENERAL STAFF
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THE GENERAL STAFF

INCIDENT COMMAND
OPERATONS SECTION PLANNING / INTEL SECTION LOGISTICS SECTION FINANCE / ADMIN SECTION

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THE COMMAND STAFF
INCIDENT COMMANDER INFORMATION OFFICER LIAISON OFFICER SAFETY OFFICER MISSION CHAPLAIN

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GENERAL STAFF
YOUR DESIGNATION IS “SECTION CHIEF”

COMMAND STAFF
YOUR DESIGNATION IS LIAISON “OFFICER”

THE IMPORTANCE OF USING POSITION TITLES IN THE ICS ORGANIZATION
• IN MULTI-AGENCY INCIDENTS TO PROVIDE STANDARDIZATION • IN ORDERING RESOURCES TO ENSURE UNDERSTANDING • TO ALLOW MOST QUALIFIED PERSONNEL TO BE USED
– “I DON’T HAVE A QUALIFIED INFORMATION OFFICER FOR THIS INCIDENT. DOES YOUR AGENCY HAVE ONE THAT COULD BE ASSIGNED?”
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INCIDENT COMMANDER RESPONSIBILITIES:
• HAVE CLEAR AUTHORITY AND KNOW AGENCY POLICY • ENSURE INCIDENT SAFETY • ESTABLISH AN INCIDENT COMMAND POST • OBTAIN A BRIEFING FROM PRIOR INCIDENT COMMANDER AND/OR ASSESS THE SITUATION

• ESTABLISH IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES
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IC RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED
• DETERMINE INCIDENT OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES TO BE FOLLOWED • ESTABLISH THE LEVEL OF ORGANIZATION NEEDED, AND MONITOR THE OPERATIONS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THAT ORGANIZATION

• MANAGE PLANNING MEETINGS AS REQUIRED
• APPROVE AND IMPLEMENT THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN

• COORDINATE ACTIVITY OF THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF
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IC RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED
• APPROVE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OR FOR THE RELEASE OF RESOURCES • APPROVE THE USE OF STUDENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND AUXILIARY PERSONNEL • AUTHORIZE RELEASE OF INFORMATION TO THE NEWS MEDIA • ORDER DEMOBILIZATION OF THE INCIDENT WHEN APPROPRIATE

• ENSURE INCIDENT AFTER-ACTION REPORTS ARE COMPLETE
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INCIDENT COMMANDER AND GENERAL STAFF
INCIDENT COMMAND OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF PLANNING/ INTELLIGENCE SECTION CHIEF LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF FINANCE/ ADMIN. SECTION CHIEF

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GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL STAFF
• ONLY ONE PERSON WILL BE DESIGNATED TO LEAD EACH GENERAL STAFF POSITION • GENERAL STAFF POSITIONS MAY BE FILLED BY QUALIFIED PERSONS FROM ANY AGENCY OR JURISDICTION • EACH MEMBER OF THE GENERAL STAFF REPORTS DIRECTLY TO THE INCIDENT COMMANDER
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GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL STAFF CONTINUED
• DEPUTY POSITIONS MAY BE ESTABLISHED FOR EACH OF THE GENERAL STAFF POSITIONS. DEPUTIES CAN BE DESIGNATED FROM OTHER AGENCIES AS APPROPRIATE • GENERAL STAFF MEMBERS MAY EXCHANGE INFORMATION WITH ANY PERSON WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION THROUGH THE CHAIN OF COMMAND

• GENERAL STAFF POSITIONS (i.e.: SECTIONS) SHOULD NOT BE COMBINED
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CLEAR SEPARATION OF SECTIONS
SECTIONS COMBINED

PLANNING/INTEL & LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF

PLANNING/INTEL SECTION CHIEF

LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF

REASONS NOT TO COMBINE ORGANIZATION UNITS: CAN CAUSE STAFFING CONFUSION LATER IF SECTIONS SEPARATE CREATES A NON-STANDARD ORGANIZATION

INCIDENT COMMAND

OPERATIONS
SECTION

PLANNING/ INTELL. SECTION

LOGISTICS SECTION

FINANCE / ADMIN. SECTION

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF
• MANAGE TACTICAL OPERATIONS

• ENSURE INTERACTION IS TAKING PLACE WITH OTHER AGENCIES
• ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OPERATIONS PORTION OF THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE OPERATIONS PORTION OF THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN

• MAINTAIN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SUBORDINATE POSITIONS
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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF CONTINUED
• ASSURE SAFE TACTICAL OPERATIONS

• REQUEST ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO SUPPORT TACTICAL OPERATIONS
• APPROVE RELEASE OF RESOURCES FROM ACTIVE ASSIGNMENTS (NOT RELEASE FROM THE INCIDENT) • MAKE OR APPROVE EXPEDIENT CHANGES TO THE OPERATIONS PORTION OF THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • MAINTAIN CLOSE COMMUNICATION WITH THE INCIDENT COMMANDER
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INCIDENT COMMAND

OPERATIONS SECTION

PLANNING / INTELL. SECTION

LOGISTICS SECTION

FINANCE / ADMIN. SECTION

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES PLANING / INTEL SECTION CHIEF
• COLLECT AND MANAGE ALL INCIDENTRELEVANT OPERATIONAL DATA • PROVIDE INPUT TO THE IC AND OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF FOR USE IN PREPARING THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • SUPERVISE PREPARATION OF THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN

• CONDUCT AND FACILITATE PLANNING MEETINGS
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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES PLANING / INTEL SECTION CHIEF CONTINUED
• REASSIGN PERSONNEL ALREADY ON-SITE TO ICS ORGANIZATIONAL POSITIONS AS APPROPRIATE
• ESTABLISH INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS AND REPORTING SCHEDULE FOR UNITS (e.g.. RESOURCES, SITUATION UNITS) • DETERMINE NEED FOR SPECIALIZED RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE INCIDENT

• ASSEMBLE AND DISASSEMBLE TASK FORCES AND STRIKE TEAMS NOT ASSIGNED TO OPERATIONS
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PLANNING / INTEL SECTION CHIEF RESPONSIBILITIES:
• ESTABLISH SPECIALIZED DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS AS NECESSARY (e.g. WEATHER) • ASSEMBLE INFORMATION ON ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES • PROVIDE PERIODIC PREDICTIONS ON INCIDENT POTENTIAL • REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN INCIDENT STATUS
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PLANNING / INTEL SECTION CHIEF RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED
• COMPILE AND DISPLAY INCIDENT STATUS INFORMATION • OVERSEE PREPARATION OF THE DEMOBILIZATION PLAN

• INCORPORATE TRAFFIC, MEDICAL, COMMUNICATIONS PLANS, AND OTHER SUPPORTING MATERIAL INTO THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN
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INCIDENT COMMAND OPERATIONS SECTION PLANNING / INTELL SECTION LOGISTICS SECTION FINANCE /ADMIN SECTION
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LOGISTICS SECTION PROVIDES:
• FACILITIES • TRANSPORTATION • COMMUNICATIONS • FOOD SERVICES FOR INCIDENT PERSONNEL • MEDICAL SERVICES - FOR INCIDENT PERSONNEL

• SUPPLIES
• EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND FUELING
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• ALL OFF-INCIDENT RESOURCES
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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF
• MANAGE ALL INCIDENT LOGISTICS • PROVIDE LOGISTICS INPUT TO THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN • BRIEF LOGISTICS BRANCH DIRECTORS AND UNIT LEADERS AS NEEDED • IDENTIFY ANTICIPATED AND KNOWN INCIDENT SERVICE AND SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS
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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF CONTINUED
• REQUEST ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AS NEEDED
• DEVELOP AS REQUIRED, THE COMMUNICATIONS, MEDICAL AND TRAFFIC PLAN • OVERSEE DEMOBILIZATION OF THE LOGISTICS SECTION
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INCIDENT COMMAND OPERATIONS SECTION PLANNING / INTELL SECTION LOGISTICS SECTION FINANCE /ADMIN SECTION

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION SECTION:
• MANAGE ALL FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF AN INCIDENT • PROVIDE FINANCIAL AND COST ANALYSIS INFORMATION AS REQUESTED • ENSURE COMPENSATION AND CLAIMS FUNCTIONS ARE BEING ADDRESSED RELATIVE TO THE INCIDENT
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION SECTION CONTINUED
• GATHER PERTINENT INFORMATION FROM BRIEFINGS WITH RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES
• DEVELOP AN OPERATING PLAN FOR THE FINANCE/ADMIN SECTION; FILL SECTION SUPPLY AND SUPPORT NEEDS • DETERMINE NEED TO SET UP AND OPERATE AN INCIDENT COMMISSARY
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION SECTION CHIEF
• MEET WITH ASSISTING AND COOPERATING AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES AS NEEDED • MAINTAIN DAILY CONTACT WITH AGENCY(S) ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS ON FINANCE MATTERS • ENSURE THAT ALL PERSONNEL TIME RECORDS ARE ACCURATELY COMPLETED AND TRANSMITTED TO HOME AGENCIES, PER POLICY
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION SECTION CHIEF CONTINUED
• PROVIDE FINANCIAL INPUT FOR DEMOBILIZATION PLANNING • ENSURE THAT ALL OBLIGATION DOCUMENTS INITIATED AT THE INCIDENT ARE PROPERLY PREPARED AND COMPLETED • BRIEF AGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL ON ALL INCIDENT-RELATED FINANCIAL ISSUES NEEDING ATTENTION OR FOLLOW-UP
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THE ICS COMMAND STAFF OFFICERS
Incident Commander Information Officer Liaison Officer

Safety Officer

Mission Chaplain

Operations Section Chief

Planning / Intelligence Section Chief

Logistics Section Chief

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GUIDELINES FOR COMMAND STAFF
• ONLY ONE PERSON WILL BE DESIGNATED FOR EACH OF THE COMMAND STAFF POSITIONS • COMMAND STAFF POSITIONS SHOULD NOT BE COMBINED

• COMMAND STAFF POSITIONS MAY BE FILLED BY PERSONS FROM OTHER AGENCIES OR JURISDICTIONS
• THERE ARE NO DEPUTY POSITIONS AT THE COMMAND STAFF LEVEL
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GUIDELINES FOR COMMAND STAFF CONTINUED
• EACH OF THE POSITIONS MAY HAVE ONE OR MORE ASSISTANTS AS NECESSARY • ASSISTANTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LARGER INCIDENTS • ASSISTANTS CAN BE DESIGNATED FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS OR AGENCIES AS APPROPRIATE
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GUIDELINES FOR COMMAND STAFF CONTINUED
• COMMAND STAFF MEMBERS REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE INCIDENT COMMANDER • COMMAND STAFF MEMBERS MAY INTERACT WITH ANY POSITION WITHIN THE ICS FOR PURPOSES OF INFORMATION EXCHANGE
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REASONS TO DESIGNATE AN INFORMATION OFFICER
• IS IT HIGH VISIBILITY INCIDENT? • ARE THE MEDIA TAKING IC’S TIME? • WILL THEY GET THEIR INFORMATION ANYWAY? • ARE THERE MULTIPLE AGENCIES INVOLVED?

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INFORMATION OFFICER
• DETERMINE FROM THE INCIDENT COMMANDER ANY LIMITS ON INFORMATION RELEASE • DEVELOP INFORMATION FOR USE IN MEDIA BRIEFINGS • OBTAIN INCIDENT COMMANDER’S APPROVAL OF MEDIA NEWS RELEASES • CONDUCT PERIODIC MEDIA BRIEFINGS
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INFORMATION OFFICER CONTINUED
• ARRANGE FOR TOURS AND OTHER INTERVIEWS OR BRIEFINGS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED • MONITOR AND FORWARD MEDIA INFORMATION THAT MAY BE USEFUL TO INCIDENT PLANNING • MAINTAIN CURRENT INFORMATION SUMMARIES AND/OR DISPLAYS ON THE INCIDENT
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INFORMATION OFFICER CONTINUED
• MAKE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INCIDENT AVAILABLE TO INCIDENT PERSONNEL • PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANNING MEETING

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SAFETY OFFICER
• MONITOR FOR HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS • DEVELOP SAFETY PROCEDURES AND SAFETY PLAN

• HAS AUTHORITY TO STOP UNSAFE ACTS, OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN.
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAFETY OFFICER
• PARTICIPATE IN PLANNING MEETINGS
• IDENTIFY AND MITIGATE HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS

• ASSIGN ASSISTANTS QUALIFIED TO EVALUATE SPECIAL HAZARDS
• REVIEW THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN FOR SAFETY IMPLICATIONS
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAFETY OFFICER CONTINUED
• EXERCISE EMERGENCY AUTHORITY TO STOP AND PREVENT UNSAFE ACTS • INITIATE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF ACCIDENTS WITHIN THE INCIDENT AREA • REVIEW AND APPROVE THE MEDICAL PLAN • ENSURE SAFETY MESSAGES AND BRIEFINGS ARE MADE
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REASON TO ESTABLISH A LIAISON OFFICER
• SEVERAL AGENCIES ARE SENDING AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES • INCIDENT COMMANDER NO LONGER HAS TIME FOR INDIVIDUAL COORDINATION

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LIAISON OFFICER
• ACT AS A POINT OF CONTACT FOR AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES
• MAINTAIN A LIST OF ASSISTING AND COOPERATING AGENCIES AND AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES • ASSIST IN SETTING UP AND COORDINATING INTERAGENCY CONTACTS
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LIAISON OFFICER CONTINUED
• MONITOR INCIDENT OPERATIONS TO IDENTIFY CURRENT OR POTENTIAL INTERORGANIZATIONAL PROBLEMS • PARTICIPATE IN PLANNING MEETINGS, PROVIDE CURRENT RESOURCE STATUS, INCLUDING LIMITATIONS AND CAPABILITY OF AGENCY RESOURCES • PROVIDE AGENCY-SPECIFIC DEMOB INFO AND REQUIREMENTS
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AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES
• COME FROM ASSISTING OR COOPERATING AGENCIES
• HAVE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THE AGENCY • REPORT TO THE LIAISON OFFICER OR INCIDENT COMMANDER
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE
• ENSURE THAT ALL AGENCY RESOURCES HAVE CHECKED-IN • OBTAIN BRIEFING FROM THE LIAISON OFFICER OR INCIDENT COMMANDER • INFORM AGENCY PERSONNEL ON THE INCIDENT THAT THE AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUED
• ATTEND PLANNING MEETINGS AS REQUIRED

• PROVIDE INPUT ON USE OF AGENCY RESOURCES
• COOPERATE FULLY WITH THE INCIDENT COMMANDER AND THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF • OVERSEE THE WELL-BEING AND SAFETY OF AGENCY PERSONNEL
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUED
• ADVISE THE LIAISON OFFICER OF SPECIAL NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS • REPORT TO AGENCY DISPATCH OR HEADQUARTERS ON A PRE-ARRANGED SCHEDULE • ENSURE THAT ALL AGENCY PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT ARE PROPERLY ACCOUNTED FOR AND RELEASED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUED
• ENSURE THAT ALL REQUIRED AGENCY FORMS, REPORTS, AND DOCUMENTS ARE COMPLETE • HAVE A DEBRIEFING SESSION WITH THE LIAISON OFFICER OR INCIDENT COMMANDER PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

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REASON TO CALL IN A MISSION CHAPLAIN
• MISSION BEING CONDUCTED OVER TIMES TYPICALLY RESERVED FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES • CRISIS SITUATIONS MAY REQUIRE PERSONNEL EXPERIENCED IN INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES • NEED A POC FOR FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OR SURIVORS
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RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MISSION CHAPLAIN
• MINISTER TO THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THE INCIDENT STAFF
• ARRANGE FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND OBSERVANCES FOR MISSION STAFF • SERVE AS POC FOR AFFECTED MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY
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QUESTIONS?

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Unified Command Module 13 (I-400)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
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TOPICS
• ORIGIN AND DESCRIPTION OF UNIFIED COMMAND
• ADVANTAGES AND APPLICATIONS

• PRIMARY FEATURES
• GUIDELINES FOR USE • UNIFIED COMMANDER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
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OBJECTIVES
• DEFINE UNIFIED COMMAND

• DEFINE THE ADVANTAGES OF UNIFIED COMMAND AND DEFINE THE KINDS OF SITUATIONS WHICH MAY CALL FOR A UNIFIED COMMAND ORGANIZATION
• IDENTIFY PRIMARY FEATURES OF A UNIFIED COMMAND • DESCRIBE ROLES AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND WHICH INVOLVES AGENCIES FROM WITHIN THE SAME JURISDICTION, AND UNDER MULTI-JURISDICTION CONDITIONS
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OBJECTIVES CONTINUED
• DESCRIBE AREAS OF COST SHARING WHICH MIGHT APPLY UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND STRUCTURE • GIVEN A SIMULATED SITUATION, DESCRIBE AN APPROPRIATE UNIFIED COMMAND ORGANIZATION

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INCIDENT INVOLVING THREE JURISDICTIONS CREATE A UNIFIED COMMAND

B A

???

C
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WHO’S IN CHARGE?
INCIDENT COMMAND A? B? C? OPERATIONS SECTION PLANNING /INTELL SECTION LOGISTICS SECTION FINANCE /ADMIN SECTION
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A-ICS B-ICS

B A
C-ICS

C
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UNIFIED COMMAND
B A
A

B

C

C
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ELEMENTS
OBJECTIVES POLICY
ORGANIZATION RESOURCES

ICS UNIFIED COMMAND
JURISDICTIONS AGENCIES
UNIFIED COMMAND STRUCTURE AGENCY PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF

OPERATIONS

ADVANTAGES OF USING UNIFIED COMMAND
• ONE SET OF OBJECTIVES • COLLECTIVE APPROACH TO STRATEGIES • IMPROVED INFORMATION FLOW AND COORDINATION • BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OBJECTIVES, PRIORITIES, LIMITATIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS
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ADVANTAGES OF USING UNIFIED COMMAND CONTINUED
• NO COMPROMISE OF AUTHORITY
• EACH AGENCY’S PLANS, ACTIONS, AND CONSTRAINTS ARE KNOWN • OPTIMIZES COMBINED EFFORTS OF ALL AGENCIES

• COST EFFECTIVE
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UNIFIED COMMAND APPLICATIONS
B

A
C
FIRE LAW
MEDICAL

INCIDENTS THAT AFFECT MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL JURISDICTION INCIDENTS INVOLVING MULTIPLE AGENCIES WITHIN A JURISDICTION INCIDENTS THAT IMPACT ON MULTIPLE GEOGRAPHIC AND FUNCTIONAL AGENCIES

A
A

B E
C D

UNIFIED INCIDENT COMMAND
SHERIFF'S FIRE MEDICAL DEPARTMENTS

OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF (LAW) DEPUTY (FIRE) DEPUTY (HEALTH)

STAGING AREAS

AIR OPERATIONS

LAW BRANCH 1

LAW BRANCH 2

MEDICAL BRANCH 3

DIVISIONS

DIVISIONS

DIVISIONS

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

(SINGLE/TEAMS/TASK FORCES)

ICS UNIFIED COMMAND
• PRACTICAL
• COST EFFECTIVE

• IMPROVES INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
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UNIFIED COMMAND FEATURES
• SINGLE INTEGRATED INCIDENT ORGANIZATION • COLLOCATED FACILITIES • INTEGRATED PLANNING PROCESS ACTION PLAN • SHARED PLANNING/INTEL, LOGISTICAL, FINANCE FUNCTIONS • COORDINATED RESOURCE ORDERING
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PARTICIPANTS IN A UNIFIED COMMAND ORGANIZATION DEPEND ON:
• THE LOCATION OF THE INCIDENT, WHICH OFTEN DETERMINES THE JURISDICTIONS THAT MUST BE INVOLVED • THE KIND OF INCIDENT, WHICH DICTATES THE FUNCTIONAL AGENCIES OF THE INVOLVED JURISDICTION(S), AS WELL AS OTHER AGENCIES THAT MAY BE INVOLVED
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PURPOSE OF THE COMMAND MEETING
• STATE JURISDICTIONAL / AGENCY PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES • PRESENT JURISDICTIONAL LIMITATIONS, CONCERNS, RESTRICTIONS

• DEVELOP A COLLECTIVE SET OF INCIDENT OBJECTIVES
• ESTABLISH AND AGREE ON ACCEPTABLE PRIORITIES • ADOPT AN OVERALL STRATEGY OR STRATEGIES
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PURPOSE OF THE COMMAND MEETING CONTINUED
• AGREE ON THE BASIC ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE • DESIGNATE AN ACCEPTABLE OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF • AGREE ON PLANNING/INTEL, LOGISTICAL AND FINANCE/ADMIN PROCEDURES • AGREE ON THE RESOURCE ORDERING PROCESS • AGREE ON COST-SHARING PROCEDURES

• AGREE ON INFORMATIONAL MATTERS
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PURPOSE OF THE COMMAND MEETING CONTINUED
• DESIGNATE ONE AGENCY OFFICIAL AS A UNIFIED SPOKESPERSON

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COMMAND MEETING REQUIREMENTS
• THE COMMAND MEETING SHOULD INCLUDE ONLY AGENCY INCIDENT COMMANDERS • THE MEETING SHOULD BE BRIEF, AND IMPORTANT POINTS SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED • PRIOR TO THE MEETING, THE RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS SHOULD REVIEW THE PURPOSES AND AGENDA ITEMS, AND BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS THEM
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INCIDENT ACTION PLANNING MEETING RESULTS ARE USED TO:
• DECIDE ON TACTICAL OPERATIONS FOR THE NEXT OPERATIONAL PERIOD • ESTABLISH RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS AND DETERMINE RESOURCE AVAILABILITY AND SOURCES

• MAKE RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS
• ESTABLISH THE UNIFIED OPERATIONS SECTION ORGANIZATION • ESTABLISH COMBINED PLANNING/INTEL, LOGISTICS, AND FINANCE/ADMIN OPERATIONS AS NEEDED
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USE OF DEPUTY POSITIONS UNDER UNIFIED COMMAND
UNIFIED COMMAND

A B C
OPERATIONS A DEPUTY - B DEPUTY - A,C
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PLANNING / INTEL B

LOGISTICS A DEPUTY - B

FINANCE / ADMIN A

GUIDELINES FOR USING UNIFIED COMMAND
• UNDERSTAND ICS UNIFIED COMMAND • COLLOCATE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • START EARLY TO USE ICS • AGREE ON OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF • DESIGNATE A SPOKESPERSON IF NECESSARY • TRAIN OFTEN AS A TEAM
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UNIFIED COMMANDER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
• BE CLEAR ON AGENCY POLICY AND LIMITATIONS
• HAVE PROPER AUTHORIZATION • MANAGE EFFECTIVELY • WORK AS A TEAM!!!
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MANAGING IN UNIFIED COMMAND MEANS:
• WORKING CLOSELY AND TOGETHER WITH OTHER IC’S • PROVIDING SUFFICIENT, QUALIFIED STAFF / RESOURCES • ANTICIPATING AND RESOLVING PROBLEMS • DELEGATING AUTHORITY AS NEEDED • INSPECTING AND EVALUATING PERFORMANCE

• COMMUNICATING WITH OWN AGENCY ON PRIORITIES, PLANS, PROBLEMS, AND PROGRESS
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LEVELS OF COORDINATION REQUIRED IN UNIFIED COMMAND:
• WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE UNIFIED COMMAND
• WITH HIGHER AUTHORITIES, AGENCY ADMINISTRATORS

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QUESTIONS?

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Major Incident Management Module 14 (I-400)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Module 14 – Major Incident Management.PPT Last Revised: 14 July 2002 1

MODULE SUBJECTS
• PROBLEMS IN MAJOR AND COMPLEX INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

• MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS

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OBJECTIVES
• LIST THE PRINCIPAL FACTORS OFTEN FOUND IN, OR RELATED TO, MAJOR AND/OR COMPLEX INCIDENTS • LIST THE FOUR EXPANSION OPTIONS FOR INCIDENT ORGANIZATION, AND DESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THEY WOULD BE APPLIED • DEMONSTRATE THROUGH AN EXERCISE, HOW TO APPLY THE VARIOUS OPTIONS RELATED TO MAJOR OR COMPLEX INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
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CHARACTERISTICS OF MAJOR INCIDENTS:
• INVOLVE MORE THAN ONE AGENCY (OFTEN MANY)

• MAY INVOLVE MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL JURISDICTION
• HAVE THE MORE COMPLEX MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS • REQUIRE MORE EXPERIENCED, QUALIFIED SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL • REQUIRE LARGE NUMBERS OF TACTICAL AND SUPPORT RESOURCES • CAUSE MORE INJURY, DEATH, ILLNESS
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CHARACTERISTICS OF MAJOR INCIDENTS CONTINUED
• PRODUCE THE MOST DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT • ARE LONGER IN DURATION • HAVE EXTREME ELEMENTS OF CRISIS / PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA THAT DIMINISHES HUMAN CAPACITY TO FUNCTION • ARE THE MOST COSTLY TO CONTROL AND MITIGATE • REQUIRE EXTENSIVE MITIGATION, RECOVERY, AND REHABILITATION • HAVE GREATER MEDIA INTEREST
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INCIDENTS CAN EITHER...
• START AS MAJOR INCIDENTS OR BECOME MAJOR INCIDENTS
THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO LOCATION FREE FROM THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING A MAJOR OR COMPLEX INCIDENT
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WHEN MAJOR INCIDENTS OCCUR...
• ALL OF THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF POSITIONS ARE FILLED, AND A LARGE ORGANIZATION IS IN PLACE OR IS DEVELOPING • MOST OR ALL OF THE FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS WITHIN SECTIONS ARE NEEDED • DIVISIONS/ GROUPS ARE ESTABLISHED TO GEOGRAPHICALLY FACILITATE MAKING WORK ASSIGNMENTS
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WHEN MAJOR INCIDENTS OCCUR.... CONTINUED
• THE NUMBER OF DIVISIONS MAY BE SUCH THAT OPERATIONS SECTION BRANCHES ARE NEEDED TO REDUCE SPAN OF CONTROL • MULTIPLE OPERATIONAL PERIODS ARE PROBABLY REQUIRED • THERE WILL BE A TRANSITION TO A MORE QUALIFIED INCIDENT COMMANDER, AND THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSONNEL WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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WHEN MAJOR INCIDENTS OCCUR.... CONTINUED
• OTHER AGENCIES OR JURISDICTIONS WILL BE ASSISTING • WRITTEN ACTION PLANS WILL BE REQUIRED • OPERATIONS PERSONNEL MAY EXCEED SEVERAL HUNDRED PER OPERATIONAL PERIOD • COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH MAINTAINING THE INCIDENT ARE HIGH
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FACTORS IN DETERMINING SIZE OF ICS ORGANIZATION
• ADMINISTRATIVE AND JURISDICTIONAL COMPLEXITY • GEOGRAPHICAL AREA INVOLVED • SPAN OF CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS. THIS INCLUDES SPAN OF CONTROL IN OPERATIONS AS WELL AS ALL OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENTS • FUNCTIONAL SPECIALTIES REQUIRED • INCIDENT LOGISTICAL, PLANNING, AND OTHER SUPPORT NEEDS • POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH
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COMMAND OPERATIONS BRANCH DIVISION

SINGLE RESOURCES, TASK FORCES, STRIKE TEAMS, PLATOONS, SQUADS, ETC..

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EXAMPLE “DIVISION” (WILDLAND FIRE MODEL)
PERSONNEL 3 HAND CREW STRIKE TEAMS 1 BULLDOZER STRIKE TEAM 1 ENGINE STRIKE TEAM 108 6 16

TOTAL PERSONNEL
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MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT ICS ORGANIZATION OPTIONS
• INCIDENT COMPLEX - MULTIPLE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT WITH A SINGLE ICS ORGANIZATION • DIVIDING A SINGLE INCIDENT INTO TWO (OR MORE) INCIDENTS • EXPANDING THE ICS PLANING CAPABILITY FOR INCIDENTS • EXPANDING THE ICS ORGANIZATION TO ACCOMMODATE A SECOND OPERATIONS OR LOGISTICS SECTION
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THREE FLOOD LOCATIONS MANAGED AS A COMPLEX
1

2 3
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EXAMPLES OF THE USE OF AN INCIDENT COMPLEX
• AN EARTHQUAKE, TORNADO, FLOOD, ETC., SITUATION WHERE THERE ARE MANY SEPARATE INCIDENTS OCCURRING CLOSE TOGETHER • SEVERAL SEPARATE FIRES ARE BURNING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER • ONE INCIDENT IS UNDERWAY WITH AN ICS MANAGEMENT TEAM ASSIGNED, AND OTHER SMALLER INCIDENTS OCCUR IN THE SAME PROXIMITY
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CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE USE OF A COMPLEX
• A COMPLEX MAY BE MANAGED UNDER A SINGLE OR UNIFIED COMMAND • THE INCIDENTS ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE MANAGED BY THE SAME INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM
• SOME STAFF AND/OR LOGISTICAL SUPPORT ECONOMIES COULD BE ACHIEVED THROUGH A COMBINED MANAGEMENT APPROACH
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CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE USE OF A COMPLEX CONTINUED
• THE NUMBER OF OVERALL INCIDENTS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION REQUIRES CONSOLIDATIONS TO CONSERVE STAFF AND REDUCE COSTS • PLANNING/INTEL, LOGISTICAL, AND FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION ACTIVITIES CAN BE ADEQUATELY PROVIDED.
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KEY TO ESTABLISHING AN INCIDENT COMPLEX:
ESTABLISH EACH OF THE SEPARATE INCIDENTS WITHIN AN INCIDENT COMPLEX AS BRANCHES OF A SINGLE INCIDENT

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DIVIDING A SINGLE INCIDENT INTO TWO INCIDENTS
OPERATIONAL AREA - B

RIVER
CITY

FLOOD OPERATIONAL AREA - A DIVIDE INTO TWO INCIDENTS
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HOW TO DIVIDE AN INCIDENT
• CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
– TERRAIN AND ACCESS CONSIDERATIONS – LOCATIONS OF FUTURE RESOURCE AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT – JURISDICTIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARIES – CURRENT OPERATIONS SECTION STRUCTURE (BRANCHES, DIVISIONS, ETC.)
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HOW TO DIVIDE AN INCIDENT CONTINUED
• SELECT INCIDENT COMMANDERS AND THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF FOR EACH INCIDENT • DESIGNATE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION FACILITIES, LOCATIONS, ETC. • DESIGNATE TIME FOR ESTABLISHING TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS WITH INDIVIDUAL NAMES • DIRECT THE TWO INCIDENT MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO COORDINATE STRATEGY AND CRITICAL RESOURCES • AN AREA COMMAND SHOULD NORMALLY BE ESTABLISHED
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EXPANDING THE ICS PLANNING CAPABILITY
TWO WAYS:

• BRANCH TACTICAL PLANNING

• ADVANCED INCIDENT PLANNING

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BRANCH LEVEL TACTICAL PLANNING
CONDITIONS:

• MAJOR OR COMPLEX INCIDENT • WIDELY VARIED OBJECTIVES EXIST

• PLAN PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION CANNOT BE DONE WITHIN AVAILABLE TIME
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BRANCH LEVEL TACTICAL PLANNING CONTINUED
PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

• GENERAL INCIDENT OBJECTIVES
• SPECIFIC STRATEGY FOR THE BRANCH FOR THE NEXT OPERATIONAL PERIOD • BRANCH RESOURCE SUMMARY FOR THE NEXT OPERATIONAL PERIOD

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OTHER CONSIDERATIONS...
• WEATHER AND SAFETY INFORMATION
• ANY CHANGES TO LOGISTICAL SUPPORT • PERSONNEL TO SUPPORT PLANNING AS REQUIRED
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OPTIONS FOR ACCOMPLISHING ADVANCE INCIDENT PLANNING:
• ASSIGN A DEPUTY PLANNING / INTEL CHIEF THE ADVANCE PLANNING FUNCTION • ASSIGN A TECHNICAL SPECIALIST(S) TO PERFORM THE FUNCTION

• ESTABLISH A SPECIAL UNIT WITHIN THE PLAN/INTEL SECTION TO HANDLE ADVANCE PLANNING
• OVERALL GOAL AND INCIDENT OBJECTIVES

• PREVIOUS AND PRESENT OPERATIONAL PERIOD PLAN ADEQUACY
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ADVANCED PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS AT AN INCIDENT CONTINUED
• FUTURE AGENCY AND MUTUAL-AID RESOURCE AVAILABILITY
• STRATEGY ASSESSMENT AND ALTERNATIVES • ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS (TERRAIN, WEATHER, ETC.) • ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ALTERNATIVES • POLITICAL ISSUES
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EXAMPLE #1
X
= REPORTED INCIDENTS

X X X X

X

X X X X X X

NORTH OPERATIONS
RIVER

X

X X

X
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EXAMPLE #2
NORTH OPERATIONS RIVER

X
FIRE/FLOOD/OTHER ORIGIN
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INCIDENT COMMANDER

COMMAND STAFF

DEPUTY IC OPERATIONS
(IF REQUIRED)

NORTH OPERATIONS

SOUTH OPERATIONS

PLANNING /INTELL

LOGISTICS

FINANCE /ADMIN

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MAJOR STEPS IN ADDING A SECOND OPERATIONS SECTION TO AN EXISTING ICS ORGANIZATION:
• ENSURE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF FUNCTIONS CAN ADEQUATELY SUPPORT THE EXPANSION. COULD REQUIRE ESTABLISHING A DEPUTY INCIDENT COMMANDER FOR OPERATIONS • ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE INCIDENT ACTION PLANNING CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED
• ENSURE THAT LOGISTICS, FACILITIES, AND COMMUNICATIONS ARE ADEQUATELY TO SUPPORT THE ADDITIONAL SECTION
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MAJOR STEPS IN ADDING A SECOND OPERATIONS SECTION TO AN EXISTING ICS ORGANIZATION: CONTINUED

• ESTABLISH THE SECOND OPERATIONS SECTION AT THE BEGINNING OF AN OPERATIONAL PERIOD • ENSURE THAT ALL INCIDENT SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL ARE AWARE OF THE EXPANDED ORGANIZATION
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NORTH

LOGISTICS
RIVER

X
FIRE/FLOOD/OTHER ORIGIN
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LOGISTICS
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INCIDENT COMMANDER

COMMAND STAFF

OPERATIONS

PLANNING /INTELL

DEPUTY IC LOGISTICS (IF REQUIRED)

FINANCE /ADMIN.

NORTH LOGISTICS

SOUTH LOGISTICS

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MAJOR STEPS IN ADDING ANOTHER LOGISTICS SECTION TO AN EXISTING ICS ORGANIZATION:
• ENSURE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF FUNCTIONS CAN ADEQUATELY SUPPORT THE EXPANSION. MAY REQUIRE DESIGNATING A DEPUTY INCIDENT COMMANDER FOR LOGISTICS • ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE INCIDENT ACTION PLANNING CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED
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MAJOR STEPS IN ADDING ANOTHER LOGISTICS SECTION TO AN EXISTING ICS ORGANIZATION: CONTINUED
• ESTABLISH THE SECOND LOGISTICS SECTION AT THE BEGINNING OF AN OPERATIONAL PERIOD • ENSURE THAT ALL INCIDENT SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL ARE AWARE OF THE EXPANDED ORGANIZATION
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QUESTIONS?

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Area Command Module 15 (I-400)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
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SUBJECTS
SUBJECTS COVERED IN THE MODULE INCLUDE: • DESCRIPTION OF AREA COMMAND • DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AREA COMMAND, INTERAGENCY COORDINATION, AND EOC’S

• ESTABLISHING AREA COMMAND
• GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES • POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND CHECKLISTS • AREA COMMAND EXERCISE
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OBJECTIVES
• DEFINE AREA COMMAND • IDENTIFY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AREA COMMAND, UNIFIED COMMAND, INTERAGENCY COORDINATION, AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTERS • LIST THE PRINCIPAL ADVANTAGES OF USING AREA COMMAND

• DESCRIBE HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE AREA COMMAND WOULD BE ESTABLISHED
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OBJECTIVES CONTINUED
• DESCRIBE THE AREA COMMAND ORGANIZATION
• IDENTIFY SIX PRIMARY FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF AREA COMMAND • WORKING WITH A SIMULATED SCENARIO, DEVELOP AN AREA COMMAND ORGANIZATION
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FOR THE SMALL GROUP EXERCISE AREA COMMAND TEAMS WILL:
• DEVELOP AN AREA COMMAND ORGANIZATION • DETERMINE AREA COMMAND STAFFING REQUIREMENTS • DESCRIBE AREA COMMAND FACILITY & SUPPORT NEEDS • DEVELOP STATEMENT OF AGENCY POLICY TO BE GIVEN TO INCIDENT COMMANDERS • ESTABLISH RESOURCE PRIORITIES
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FOR THE SMALL GROUP EXERCISE AREA COMMAND TEAMS WILL: CONTINUED
• ESTABLISH AREA COMMAND SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE NEEDS
• DEVELOP QUESTIONS TO ASK THE AGENCY EXECUTIVE

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DEFINITION OF AREA COMMAND
• OVERSEE THE MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE INCIDENTS THAT ARE EACH BEING HANDLED BY AN INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM ORGANIZATION; OR • TO OVERSEE THE MANAGEMENT OF A VERY LARGE INCIDENT THAT HAS MULTIPLE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS ASSIGNED TO IT.
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SYSTEM / PROCESS COMPARISON TABLE
SYSTEM / PROCESS DESCRIPTION

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM UNIFIED COMMAND

THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USED TO DIRECT ALL OPERATIONS AT FIELD LEVEL INCIDENT SCENES. THE INCIDENT COMMANDER (IC) IS LOCATED ON SCENE AT AN INCIDENT COMMAND POST (ICP) AN APPLICATION OF ICS USED WHEN THERE IS MORE THAN ONE AGENCY WITH INCIDENT JURISDICTION. AGENCIES WORK TOGETHER THROUGH THEIR DESIGNATED IC’S AT A SINGLE ICP TO ESTABLISH COMMON SET OF OBJECTIVES AND A SINGLE ICP. THE OPS SECTION CHIEF HAS DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT AND MANAGE THE OPERATIONS PORTION OF THE IAP

SYSTEM / PROCESS

DESCRIPTION

AREA COMMAND (UNIFIED AREA COMMAND)

ESTABLISHED AS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE COMMAND AUTHORITY AND COORDINATION FOR TWO OR MORE INCIDENTS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY. AREA COMMAND WORKS DIRECTLY WITH INCIDENT COMMANDERS. AREA COMMAND BECOMES UNIFIED AREA COMMAND WHEN INCIDENTS ARE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL. AREA COMMAND MAY BE COLLECTED AS A SEPARATE ACTIVITY AT AN EOC FACILITY OR AT SOME OTHER LOCATION OTHER THAN AN INCIDENT ICP.

SYSTEM / PROCESS

DESCRIPTION

AN ACTIVITY USED AT ALL SEMS INTER-AGENCY LEVELS TO COORDINATE SUPPORT TO COORDINATION EMERGENCIES BETWEEN AGENCIES WITHIN A JURISDICTION OR BETWEEN JURISDICTIONS

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC’S)

EOCs ARE USED IN VARYING WAYS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT AND WITHIN PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE COORDINATION DURING EMERGENCIES. INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION IS A PART OF EOC FUNCTIONING AT ALL SEMS LEVELS.

AREA COMMAND RESPONSIBILITIES
• SET OVERALL AGENCY INCIDENT-RELATED PRIORITIES • ALLOCATE CRITICAL RESOURCES BASED ON PRIORITIES

• ENSURE THAT INCIDENTS ARE PROPERLY MANAGED
• ENSURE THAT INCIDENT(S) OBJECTIVES ARE MET AND DO NOT CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER OR WITH AGENCY POLICY
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CHAIN OF COMMAND AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR

AREA COMMANDER

INCIDENT COMMANDER A

INCIDENT COMMANDER B

INCIDENT COMMANDER C

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AREA COMMAND

• WHERE?
• HOW?

• WHEN?
• WHY?
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REASONS TO USE AREA COMMAND
• MUCH OF THE INTER-INCIDENT COORDINATION NORMALLY REQUIRED OF EACH IC WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED AT THE AREA COMMAND LEVEL ALLOWING INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON ASSIGNED INCIDENTS • AREA COMMAND SETS PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATES CRITICAL RESOURCES
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REASONS TO USE AREA COMMAND CONTINUED
• AREA COMMAND HELPS THE AGENCY EXECUTIVE BY ENSURING THAT AGENCY POLICIES, PRIORITIES, CONSTRAINTS, AND GUIDANCE ARE BEING MADE KNOWN TO THE RESPECTIVE INCIDENT COMMANDERS • AREA COMMAND ALSO REDUCES THE WORKLOAD OF THE AGENCY EXECUTIVE, DOC OR EOC, ESPECIALLY IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE INCIDENTS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME.
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WHEN SHOULD AREA COMMAND BE ESTABLISHED?
EARLY ... AND:
• WHEN SEVERAL ACTIVE INCIDENTS ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY • WHEN CRITICAL HUMAN OR PROPERTY VALUES ARE AT RISK DUE TO INCIDENTS
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WHEN SHOULD AREA COMMAND BE ESTABLISHED? CONTINUED
• WHEN INCIDENTS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE
NEXT OPERATIONAL PERIOD

• WHEN INCIDENTS ARE USING SIMILAR AND
LIMITED CRITICAL RESOURCES

• WHEN DIFFICULTIES ARE ENCOUNTERED
WITH INTER-INCIDENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND COORDINATION
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AREA COMMAND
• ESTABLISHED BY AGENCY EXECUTIVE
• IS GIVEN WRITTEN DELEGATED AUTHORITY • PATTERNED AFTER ICS COMMAND / GENERAL STAFF • OPERATES UNDER SAME PRINCIPLES OF ICS • ORGANIZATION SHOULD BE KEPT SMALL
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AREA COMMAND ORGANIZATION
INCIDENT A INCIDENT B INCIDENT C
PLANNING/ INTEL CHIEF LOGISTICS CHIEF
AREA COMMANDER
INFORMATION OFFICER LIAISON OFFICER

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EXAMPLE OF TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS AT AN AREA COMMAND:
• AVIATION SPECIALISTS • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPECIALISTS • ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALISTS

• COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
• CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS TEAMS

• MORTUARY SPECIALISTS
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CRITERIA FOR ESTABLISHING AN AREA COMMAND FACILITY
• CLOSE TO INCIDENTS (BUT NOT AN ICP)

• SUFFICIENT SIZE (STAFF, DISPLAYS, AND CONFERENCES)
• CAPABLE OF CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS • ADEQUATE COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES (TELEPHONES, FAX, COMPUTER CONNECTIONS) • AVAILABILITY OF BACKUP POWER • CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TO INCIDENTS AND AGENCY OFFICES • ADEQUATE AND SECURE PARKING • NEAR SOURCES OF FOOD AND LODGING
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PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF AN AREA COMMAND
• PROVIDE AGENCY OR JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITY FOR ASSIGNED INCIDENTS • ENSURE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF AGENCY EXPECTATIONS, INTENTIONS, AND CONSTRAINTS
• ESTABLISH CRITICAL RESOURCE USE PRIORITIES BETWEEN VARIOUS INCIDENTS
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PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF AN AREA COMMAND CONTINUED
• ENSURE THAT INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE APPROPRIATE • MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH OFFICIALS IN CHARGE, OTHER AGENCIES AND GROUPS • COORDINATE THE DEMOBILIZATION OR REASSIGNMENT OF RESOURCES BETWEEN ASSIGNED INCIDENTS
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PROVIDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OVER INCIDENTS (CHECKLIST)
• • • • GENERAL SITUATION INCIDENTS ASSIGNED JURISDICTIONAL DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY ASSUMPTION OF COMMAND TIMING AND NOTIFICATIONS PROCEDURES

• NAMES AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ASSIGNED INCIDENT COMMANDERS
• INCIDENTS OPERATING UNDER UNIFIED COMMAND

• LIMITATIONS ON THE AREA COMMANDER’S AUTHORITY OVER INCIDENT COMMANDERS(SHOULD BE IN THE DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY)
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PROVIDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OVER INCIDENTS (CHECKLIST) CONTINUED
• INCIDENT ACTION PLANS AVAILABLE

• POLICIES, POLITICAL FACTORS, OR OTHER CONSTRAINTS
• AGENCY ADVISOR ASSIGNED • AREA COMMAND FACILITY DESIGNATED • STATUS OF COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS TO INCIDENTS AND AGENCY / JURISDICTIONAL HEADQUARTERS • CRITICAL RESOURCE DESIGNATIONS • POLICY AND EXPECTATIONS FOR INTERACTION WITH THE MEDIA
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PROVIDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OVER INCIDENTS (CHECKLIST) CONTINUED
• AREA COMMAND REPORTING RESPONSIBILITY TO AGENCY • SCHEDULES FOR REQUIRED BRIEFINGS AND CONTACTS

AGENCY EXECUTIVE
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AREA COMMANDER RESPONSIBILITY
• SET OVERALL OBJECTIVES • ESTABLISH PRIORITIES • ALLOCATE / REALLOCATE CRITICAL RESOURCES

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AREA COMMAND CONSIDERATIONS
• AREA COMMAND IS USUALLY ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT INCIDENTS WHICH ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY • OBJECTIVES, STRATEGIES, AND INCIDENT ACTION PLANS SHOULD ALREADY BE IN PLACE • AREA COMMANDER MUST RAPIDLY ASSESS EACH INCIDENT AND ENSURE THE INCIDENT ACTION PLANNING IS ADDRESSING THE PRIORITIES AND DIRECTION SET BY THE AGENCY EXECUTIVE
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AREA COMMAND CONSIDERATIONS CONTINUED
• AREA COMMANDER SHOULD ESTABLISH, IN WRITING, PRIORITIES RELATED TO INCIDENTS. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE PART OF THE DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY FROM THE AGENCY EXECUTIVE • AREA COMMANDER SHOULD DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED
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AREA COMMAND PROCEDURES SHOULD INCLUDE:
• INCIDENT AND AGENCY / JURISDICTIONAL PRIORITIES
• PRIORITIES FOR ASSIGNMENTS OF CRITICAL RESOURCES • SCHEDULES OF MEETINGS AND BRIEFINGS

• REPORTS & INCIDENT ACTION PLANS
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AREA COMMAND PROCEDURES SHOULD INCLUDE: CONTINUED
• POINTS OF CONTACT WITH AGENCY EXECUTIVES • MEDIA RELATIONS AND CONTACT PROCEDURES • UNUSUAL SITUATION OR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES REPORTING • DEMOBILIZATION PROCEDURES
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AGENDA FOR AREA COMMAND MEETING WITH INCIDENT COMMANDERS
• OBTAIN CONCISE INDIVIDUAL INCIDENT BRIEFINGS

• EXPLAIN THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN AREA COMMANDER • REVIEW POLICY AND DIRECTION RECEIVED FROM AGENCY EXECUTIVE • RESOLVE ANY CONFLICTS • REVIEW APPROPRIATE PROCEDURES AS OUTLINED ABOVE • OPEN FOR QUESTIONS • COLLECT AVAILABLE INCIDENT ACTION PLANS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTATION
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ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES AMONG VARIOUS INCIDENTS
• MUST BE BASED ON INCIDENT NEEDS AND AGENCY POLICY AND DIRECTION • REMEMBER:
– PRIORITIES AMONG INCIDENTS ARE OFTEN RELATED TO THE DEGREE OF LIFE AND PROPERTY AT RISK – MUST CONSIDER THE ALLOCATION OF CRITICALLY NEEDED RESOURCES CAREFULLY

– AVAILABILITY AND DEMOBILIZATION REQUIREMENTS AND PRIORITIES MUST ALSO BE CONSIDERED
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THE MANAGEMENT TEAM MUST BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE INCIDENTS
• RECOMMEND / MAKE APPROPRIATE IMPORTANT PERSONNEL CHANGES AND MOVES ONLY AS NECESSARY • ENSURE THAT APPROPRIATE INCIDENT ORGANIZATION ACTIVATION HAVE BEEN MADE • DETERMINE IF TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE ADEQUATE OR NEED REVISION
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COORDINATING SERVICES DONE BY AREA COMMAND
• BETWEEN AGENCY / JURISDICTIONAL EXECUTIVES AND INCIDENT COMMANDERS • BETWEEN AREA COMMAND, INCIDENTS AND ASSISTING AND COOPERATING AGENCIES • BETWEEN THE MEDIA AND THE INCIDENTS
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COORDINATE THE DEMOBILIZATION OF ASSIGNED INCIDENTS
• ESTABLISH PROCEDURES WITH INCIDENTS AND AGENCY DISPATCH CENTERS ON DEMOBILIZATION • DETERMINE DEMOBILIZATION PRIORITIES AND PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING CRITICAL RESOURCES

• PROVIDE INCIDENTS WITH A LIST OF CRITICAL RESOURCES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEARING RELEASES WITH AREA COMMAND
• INCIDENTS MUST PROVIDE AREA COMMAND WITH COPIES OF DEMOBILIZATION SCHEDULES
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QUESTIONS?

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Multi-Agency Coordination Module 16 (I-401)
Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
ICS MODULE 16.PPT Last Revised: 06Sept 2002 1

Objectives
• Describe the kinds of incident management problems that can occur due to a lack of multiagency coordination • Define essential terms related to multi-agency coordination • Identify the levels at which multi-agency coordination is commonly accomplished • Identify essential differences between Unified Command, Area Command, Multi-agency Coordination and Emergency Operations Centers
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Objectives Continued
• Identify the primary components of a Multiagency Coordination System • List the responsibilities of a Multi-Agency Coordination Group • Identify the major guidelines for establishing and using Multi-agency Coordination Groups and Systems • Identify principal positions within a Multi-agency Coordination System
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Multi-Agency Coordination Module Subjects
• • • •
• • • • •

Problems necessitating improved Multi-agency Coordination Examples of Multi-agency Coordination Terminology and relationships Defining an intergovernmental Multi-agency Coordination System Multi-agency Coordination Groups Guidelines for establishing MACS and MAC Groups Primary function responsibilities associated with MACS Sample Position descriptions for a MACS organization A MACS development exercise
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Past Problems Related to Effective Interagency Coordination
• Different policies and procedures among agencies • Lack of a common interagency organizational structure • Lack of a process for coordinated and collocated incident planning between agencies • Lack of interagency communications including systems, frequencies, and use agreements
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Past Problems Related to Effective Interagency Coordination Continued
• Differences in terminology for personnel, for assignments, and resources • Lack of valid, timely, and complete information from all available sources • Unfamiliarity with other agency’s methods of operation, skills and qualifications, and resource capabilities • Little previous interagency training
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Problems of Today
Some of the past and… • Ever increasing response costs which affect, among other things, the use of mutual aid • High property losses associated with many incidents • Life, health, and safety issues of responders and citizens • Often a deteriorating public view of government effectiveness • Intense media scrutiny
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Multi-agency Coordination is Currently Done:
• At the scene of the incident(s) • At the Area Command • At a jurisdiction’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) • At an inter-jurisdictional or regional level • At state and federal levels • Internationally
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Terminology and Relationships
• Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)
• Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS)

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EOC
• Usually the primary facilities for housing emergency management services
• Intra-jurisdiction coordination is essential

• Degrees of intra-coordination depend on the systems and procedures in place
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EOCs are Often Used at Various Organizational Levels
State EOC

Dept. EOC

Dept. EOC

Dept. EOC

Dept. EOC

Dept. Region 1 EOC
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Dept. Region 3 EOC
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EOCs continued
• Terminology may differ depending on number of resources and locations

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MACS
• There is possible confusion over the use of the terms MACS and MAC Groups
• MACS is the SYSTEM.

• MAC Groups are the people who make it work.
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Types of MACS
• Could be as simple as a scheduled teleconference
• But may require a face-to-face meeting of the MAC Group to coordinate an activity.

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Incident Command System The management system used to direct all operations at the incident scene. The Incident Commander (IC) is located at the Incident Command Post (ICP) at the incident scene.

Area Command (Unified Area Command) An application Established as of ICS used necessary to provide when there is command authority more than one and coordination for agency with two or more incident incidents in close jurisdiction. proximity. Area Agencies work Command works together directly with through their Incident designated Commanders. Area Incident Command becomes Commanders Unified Area at a single ICP Command when to establish a incidents are common set of multijurisdictional. objectives and Area Command may strategies, and be established at an a single EOC facility or at Incident some location other Action Plan. than an ICP.

Unified Command

Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) An activity or a formal system used to coordinate resources and support between agencies or jurisdictions. A MAC Group functions within the MACS. MACS interact with agencies or jurisdictions not with incidents. MACS are useful for regional situations. A MACS can be established at a jurisdictional EOC or at a separate facility.

Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) Also called Expanded Dispatch, Emergency Command and Control Centers, etc., EOCs are used in varying ways at all levels of government and within private industry to provide coordination, direction, and control during emergencies. EOC facilities can be used to house Area Command and MACS activities as determined by agency or jurisdiction policy

A Multi-agency Coordination System will consist of:
• • • • • facilities equipment procedures information systems internal and external communications
All integrated into a common system
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Primary Function of MACS
• • • • • Incident priority determination Critical resource use priorities Communications systems integration Information coordination Intergovernmental decision coordination

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Establishing a MACS will Depend on:
• Goals and desires of the agencies • Established working relationships • Desired benefits

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MACS Can Include:
• Pre-emergency administrative systems and controls
• Emergency response systems and procedures

or simply be: • An agreement to operate within an interagency mutual aid agreement

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MACS Size and Complexity
• Determined by its mission; may be quite simple or quite complex

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Activate MACS
• When an emergency situation: –Threatens –Significantly impacts the agency, or –Involves other agencies •When pre-established threat levels are reached
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Activating a MACS assists agency dispatch centers in the following ways:
• Assists in making key decisions on the use of critical resources. • Establish priorities between incidents. • Coordinating interagency policies and procedures

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Guidelines for Activating MACS
• With pre-established guidelines (recommended) – Joint powers agreements, memorandums of understanding can be used for areas which experience frequent or recurring emergencies.
• Without pre-established guidelines (not recommended) –When resource requests exceed availability.

–When there is an obvious interagency need to coordinate
that is not being met.
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Who can Activate MACS
• For agencies within a single political subdivision: –Jurisdiction Chief Executive Officer • For multiple political subdivisions: –Consensus of involved jurisdictions

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MACS Locations
MACS is a system…Not a facility MACS can be set up: • At a jurisdictional EOC • At a regional facility • At a state or federal facility • Wherever it is needed
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MAC Groups
• MAC Groups are the people that make the MACS function. • Representatives are authorized to commit agency resources and funds.

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MAC Group Organization

MAC Group Agency Representatives

Coordinator

Situation Unit

Resource Unit

Information Unit

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MACS Information Flow
MAC Group Agency Representatives Agency Policy and Direction Other Data Sources

MACS ----------------MAC Group

Situation & Information Interagency Coordination Incident Priorities Critical Resourse Allocation

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MACS Established to Aid in Inter-jurisdiction Coordination
Regional MACS

County EOC

County EOC

County EOC

Departments
Incidents

Departments
Incidents

Departments
Incidents

MACS coordination & information exchange Agency/jurisdictional chain of command
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Difference Between MAC Groups and Area Command
MAC Group
• • Expansion of the off-site coordination and support system Members are agency administrators or designees from the agencies involved or heavily committed to the incidents. Organization generally consists of the MAC Group (agency administrators), MAC Group Coordinator, and an intelligence and information support staff. Is the agency administrator or designee Allocate and reallocate critical resources through the dispatch system by setting incident priorities. Make coordinated agency administrator level decisions on issues that affect multiple agencies.
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Area Command
• • • Expansion of the on-incident command function of the ICS Members are the most highly skilled incident management personnel Organization generally consists of an Area Commander, Area Command Planning Chief and an Area Command Logistics Assign and reassign critical resources allocated to them by MAC or the normal dispatch system. Ensure that incident objectives and strategies are complementary between Incident Management Teams and their supervision.
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Principal MAC Group Functions
• Situation assessment • Critical resource acquisition and allocation
• Local, state, and federal disaster coordination • Coordination with agency/jurisdiction political establishments • Coordination of summary information related to multi-agency/multi-jurisdiction response efforts • Incident priority determination
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Criteria for Determining Incident Priorities
• • • • • • Life threatening situations Real property threatened High damage potential Incident complexity Environmental impact Other criteria as established by the MAC Group
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ICS as the EOC or MACS Model
• Five primary function of ICS are appropriate at EOCs. • Duplication of terminology could create confusion.
Example: EOC Incident Commander Incident Incident Commander • Best to vary the position titles to avoid confusion. • EOC sub-functions should be based on the operational need.
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QUESTIONS?

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