Incident Command System: Overview

Incident Command System: Overview

Incident Command System Overview Incident Command System On-scene incident management Standard terminology Modular, flexible and adaptable Adjusts to incident size and complexity Multiple agency cooperation Efficient and effective management Multiple sites or jurisdictions Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview ICS Structure Top-down structure Five management functions Incident Incident Commander

Commander Safety Safety Officer Officer Incident Command Public Public Information Information Officer Officer Logistics Operations Operations Planning Operations Planning Section Section Section Section Planning Finance and Administration

Just In Time Training Liaison Liaison Officer Officer Logistics Logistics Section Section Finance/ Finance/ Administration Administration Section Section Incident Command System: Overview Incident Commander Incident Commander Overall responsibility for incident Sets incident objectives

Determines strategies Establishes priorities Only position that is always staffed Responsible until delegation Command Staff General Staff Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Command Staff Safety Officer Incident Incident Commander Commander Monitors safety conditions, practices and procedures Liaison Officer

Primary contact for supporting agencies Safety Safety Officer Officer Liaison Liaison Officer Officer Public Public Information Information Officer Officer Public Information Officer Provides information to stakeholders Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview

General Staff Operations Planning Logistics Finance and Administration Incident Incident Commander Commander Safety Safety Officer Officer Public Public Information Information Officer Officer Operations Operations

Section Section Just In Time Training Liaison Liaison Officer Officer Planning Planning Section Section Logistics Logistics Section Section Finance/ Finance/ Administration Administration Section

Section Incident Command System: Overview Operations Section Perform operations to meet incident goals Develop tactical assignments and organization Direct all tactical resources Incident Commander Operations Section Branch Division or Group Strike Team Task Force Single Resource Just In Time Training

Incident Command System: Overview Planning Section Collect, evaluate and disseminate information pertaining to incident Maintain status of resources Prepare and document Incident Action Plan Just In Time Training Incident Commander Planning Section Resources Unit Documentation Unit Situation Unit Demobilization Unit Technical Specialists

Incident Command System: Overview Logistics Section Provide support, resources and all other services needed to meet incident objectives Personnel Materials Facilities Services Incident Commander Logistics Section Service Branch Communication Unit

Medical Unit Food Unit Support Branch Supply Unit Facilities Unit Ground Support Unit Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Finance/Administrative Section Monitor cost associated with incident Provide accounting, procurement, time recording and cost analyses Incident Commander Finance/ Administration

Section Time Unit Procurement Unit Compensation Unit Cost Unit Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Incident Commander Public Information Officer Liaison Officer Sample Animal Health Incident Command System Organization Safety Officer Operations

Section Planning Section Branches Resources Unit Divisions or Groups Demobilization Unit Logistics Section Service Branch Communication Unit Finance/ Administration Section

Time Unit Procurement Unit Medical Unit Strike Team Support Branch Task Force Single Resource Compensation Unit Situation Unit Documentation Unit Cost Unit Supply Unit

Facilities Unit Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Incident Action Plan Plan of incident goals Required for each incident Provides direction Preferably written Most basic plan outline What needs to be done? Who will do it? How to communicate? Injured personnel procedures Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Leadership Titles Organizational Level Title

Incident Command Incident Commander Command Staff Officer General Staff Sections Chief Branch Director Division or Group (Operations Section) Unit (Other Sections) Strike Team/Task Force Just In Time Training Supervisor

Leader Leader Incident Command System: Overview Span of Control Individuals or resources one can supervise Vital to effective incident management 1:5 is ideal 1:3 Shrink response Supervisor 1 2 3 4 5

1:7 Expand response Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Unified Command Incidents involving multiple agencies More than agency or political jurisdiction Goals Develop incident objectives Facilitate information flow Eliminate redundancy Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Area Command Oversees multiple Incident Command Posts

Area Command Multiple incident sites Large, complex incidents Incident Command Post Just In Time Training Incident Command Post Incident Command Post Incident Command System: Overview ICS Facilities Incident Command Post Primary command functions

Staging Area S Resources await assignment Possibly multiple sites Base B Logistics and administration Camp C Food, water sleeping and sanitary areas Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview

On the Incident Scene Incident command established Command post identified Call up ICS staff as needed Information to responders/stakeholders Incident Response Plan Utilize local plans Assessments & documentation Evaluation Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Additional Information Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) On-line Training http://training.fema.gov/IS/ ICS-100.a; ICS-200.a; ICS-700.a

FEMA NIMS Basic: The Incident Command System www.fema.gov/pdf/nims/NIMS_basic_incident_command_system.p df USDA National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS) Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness (FAD PReP) http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth?1dm y&urile=wcm%3Apath%3A/aphis_content_library/sa_our_focus/sa_ animal_health/sa_emergency_management/ct_fadprep Just In Time Training Incident Command System: Overview Acknowledgments Development of this presentation was by the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University through funding from the Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture Authors: Dan Taylor, DVM, MPH; Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Reviewers: Janice Mogan, DVM; Leslie Cole, DVM

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