2009 NASAR CONFERENCE May 29, 2009 Little Rock, Arkansas “Regardless of What You’ve Heard, NIMS is Not a Four Letter Word”. or “The 5 Minute ICS Class”. By: Fred Mullen Franklin County OEM SAR. Produced by: Melissa Francis. Objectives.
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2009 NASAR CONFERENCEMay 29, 2009Little Rock, Arkansas“Regardless of What You’ve Heard, NIMS is Not a Four Letter Word”
“The 5 Minute ICS Class”
By: Fred Mullen
Franklin County OEM SAR
Produced by: Melissa Francis
When we all know there’s a better way
hint, hint: ICS
…why don’t we use it?
Circle the appropriate choice
KEY—Examine near misses in light of how ICS might have helped
(If this were only true)
Magic… stand by for tragic
KEY—When does it not work like magic?
Embarrassment—people will think I’m trying to be a big shot or know it all if I use those terms on the radio.
KEY—A little discomfort now while you transition or continual embarrassment as missions go poorly.
Remove the ambiguity so I cannot use the fog of battle as an excuse.
KEY—Ask had you rather be in charge with everybody having an assignment and knowing their superior or letting people freelance?
These slobs have been here 2 hours and haven’t done a darn thing—I’ll show them how to git-r-done!
KEY—Two hours—This is more complicated than it seems
Lack of Reinforced Training
I am here to mess your day up
KEY—That’s going to help, but did you learn CPR, belaying, shoring, or tracking online?
Must Practice: Table tops, drills, events, monthly training session
Accomplishes 3 things:
Lack of Follow Through
We’re the only ones here that actually see the big picture
KEY—Your assignment success depends on other people completing theirs
SOMEWHERE SMART PEOPLE SAID
…so far, so good….
“Mr. NIMS, tear down these walls!”
ICS is a Responder Skill—it is software for the brain
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