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Florida Field Operations Guide. January 2006. All Hazard Approach to Incident Management. Florida FOG. Refresher Training. Designed for personnel who have already completed initial training on Florida Field Operations Guide. First edition of FOG released in 2003:

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Florida field operations guide

Florida Field Operations Guide

January 2006


Florida fog

All Hazard Approach to Incident Management

Florida FOG


Refresher training

Refresher Training

  • Designed for personnel who have already completed initial training on Florida Field Operations Guide.

  • First edition of FOG released in 2003:

    • Provided first all-risk emergency response field operation guide.

    • Incorporated all facets of Florida’s emergency response program.


Florida field operations guide1

Florida Field Operations Guide

  • Designed to provide reference information for multiple agencies responding to, and working at, large emergency incidents.

  • Goal is to increase personnel safety and improve efficiency by identifying roles and responsibilities for each responder.


Large emergency incidents

Large Emergency Incidents

  • Pocket guide for incident management and control of major events including:

    • Natural Hazards (Hurricanes)

    • Technological Emergencies (Radiological)

    • Man-made Incidents (Mass Casualties)

    • National Security (WMD/Terrorism)

    • Planned Events (Superbowl)


Agencies responding to emergency

Agencies Responding to Emergency

  • FOG provides organization for every agency responding to a major emergency including:

    • Fire and Medical Services

    • Law Enforcement

    • Public Health Agencies

    • State and Federal Agencies

  • Responders should have copy of FOG in every vehicle/apparatus.


Response to major incident

Response to Major Incident

  • Local agencies respond

  • County EOC – deploys additional resources

  • State EOC – deploys state resources

  • Federal – deploys federal assets and financial assistance


State disaster response plan

State Disaster Response Plan

  • In response to large emergency incidents, the Division of Emergency Management coordinates to:

    • Pre-stage resources for immediate deployment.

    • Mobilize resources statewide.

    • Track resources sent to each incident.

    • Fund and/or provide reimbursement for resources.


Disaster response

Disaster Response


Need for coordination

Need for Coordination

  • Large emergency incidents typically result in:

    • Response of multiple agencies.

    • Request for similar and sometimes competing resources.

    • Extraordinary logistical needs.

    • Loss of critical infrastructure.


National incident management system

National Incident Management System

  • Presidential Directive (PD-8).

  • Department of Homeland Security

    developed NIMS.

  • Provides incident management and control for multiple agencies at large emergency incidents.

  • NIMS contains 6 components.

  • Florida FOG is NIMS compliant.


Updates in 2006 version

Updates in 2006 Version

  • Changes necessary to meet NIMS compliance as required in Presidential Directive PD-8.

  • Changes necessary to meet goal of all hazards.

  • Existing chapters were either revised or deleted.

  • Chapters were rearranged in logical order.


Fog chapters

Chapter 1 COMMON RESPONSIBILITIES

Chapter 2 SAFETY/ACCOUNTABILITY

Chapter 3 COMMAND

Chapter 4 OPERATIONS

Chapter 5 PLANNING

Chapter 6 LOGISTICS

Chapter 7 FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION

Chapter 8 MAC

Chapter 9 AREA COMMAND

Chapter 10 COMPLEX

FOG Chapters


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FOG Chapters

  • Chapter 11 ORGANIZATIONAL GUIDES

  • Chapter 12 WILDLAND FIRE

  • Chapter 13 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

  • Chapter 14 MULTI-CASUALTY

  • Chapter 15 USAR

  • Chapter 16 HEALTH

  • Chapter 17 LAW ENFORECMENT

  • Chapter 18 TERRORISM/WMD


Fog appendix

FOG Appendix

  • Appendix A COMMUNICATIONS

  • Appendix B GLOSSARY OF TERMS

  • Appendix C CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

  • Common Responsibilities:

    • No changes.


Chapter 2

Chapter 2

  • Personnel Incident Safety and Accountability:

    • Accountability of members that include but are not limited to the following:

      • Personnel Emergencies

      • Operational Retreat Policy

      • Glossary of Terms

    • Added Hazard Area Operations


Chapter 21

Chapter 2

  • Hazard Area Operations:

    • Requires minimum of four individuals – two individuals working inside the hazard area and two individuals outside the hazard area.

    • Remain together by radio, visual, voice or signal line communications with the team.

    • Exception: “imminent life-threatening situation”.


Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • Command:

    • No changes

    • Incident Commander –vs- Unified Command

    • Use of Deputies


Chapter 4

Chapter 4

  • Operations:

    • Removed Division of Forestry specific language (Air Tactical Group Supervisor, etc)

    • Relocated all wildfire reference to specific wildfire chapter

    • Added Joint Information System (JIS) and Joint Information Center (JIC)


Chapter 5

Chapter 5

  • Planning:

    • Removed Division of Forestry specific language (Fire Behavior Specialist, etc)

    • Relocated all wildfire reference to specific wildfire chapter


Chapter 6

Chapter 6

  • Logistics:

    • Minor language changes

    • Added Unified Logistics Section

    • Includes position checklist


Chapter 61

Chapter 6

  • Unified Logistics Section:

    • Address critical issues and actions at State level that require multi-agency efforts and response.

    • Includes:

      • State Mobilization Areas

      • State Logistical Staging Areas

      • Forward Operations Bases

      • Base Camps

      • County Points of Distribution


Chapter 7

Chapter 7

  • Finance/Administration:

    • Minor language changes


Chapter 8

Chapter 8

  • Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS):

    • Added language to comply with NIMS.

    • Provides regional coordination of resources.

    • Provides for multi-disciplines members.

    • Not designed to replace tactical Incident Command or function as an Incident Management Team (IMT).


Chapter 9

Chapter 9

  • Area Command:

    • Added language to comply with NIMS and provide additional information for multi disciplines.

    • Area Command can be established either to oversee the management of multiple incidents that are being handled by separate ICS organizations or to oversee the management of a very large incident involving multiple ICS organizations to ensure conflicts do not arise.

    • Includes position checklist


Chapter 10

DIVISION

B

DIVISION

A

DIVISION

C

Chapter 10

  • Complex:

    • No changes


Chapter 11

Chapter 11

  • Organizational Guides:

    • Organizational charts reflect all hazards

    • Replaced Divisions with Branches

    • Includes guides for reinforced and multi-division/branch incidents.

    • Added Unified Command where appropriate

    • Organizational charts reflect all hazards.


Chapter 12

Chapter 12

  • Wildland fire:

    • Includes DOF specific language

    • Consolidated all wildfire information into one chapter


Chapter 13

Chapter 13

  • Hazardous Materials:

    • Minor changes

    • Includes language on resource types and minimum standards for teams


Chapter 131

Chapter 13

  • Control Zone Layout:

    • Exclusion Zone

    • Contamination Reduction Zone

    • Support Zone


Chapter 14

Chapter 14

  • Multi-Casualty Branch:

    • Provides organizational plan for triage, treatment, and transport of multiple casualty incidents.

    • Expands Uniform Pre-Hospital Multiple Casualty Incident Procedures.

    • Identifies checklist for positions in Branch.


Chapter 15

Chapter 15

  • Urban Search and Rescue:

    • Revised to reflect FASAR guidelines and comply with NIMS

    • Deleted some definitions

    • Added Florida Type IV USAR Teams

    • Revised USAR Marking System


Chapter 151

Chapter 15

  • Florida USAR Resource Types:

    • Type I – Full Task Force

    • Type II – Intermediate Task Force

    • Type III – Heavy USAR Team

    • Type IV – Light USAR Team

  • Florida Technical Rescue Teams:

    • Type I – Heavy TRT

    • Type II – Light TRT


Chapter 152

Chapter 15

  • Structural/Hazard Markings:

    • Standard markings to identify structural stability, safe access, and crew assignments.


Chapter 153

Chapter 15

  • Search Markings:

    • Identifies crew entering and exiting the structure, hazards, and number of victims found


Chapter 154

Chapter 15

  • New Victim Marking System:

    • Involves determining location, extrication, and initial medical stabilization of trapped victims.


Chapter 16

Chapter 16

  • Health:

    • rRvised to include all ESF 8 partners

  • Includes Charts For:

    • Health Interface with Local Command

    • Biological Threat Assessment Protocol

    • WMD Agent Quick Reference Guide

    • Nerve Agent Symptom Assessment

    • Mark I and CANA Nerve Agent Antidote Usage


Chapter 17

Chapter 17

  • Law Enforcement:

    • Added law enforcement guidelines

    • Revised terminology and grouping under NIMS


Chapter 18

Chapter 18

  • WMD / Terrorism:

    • Added new terminology and grouping under NIMS


Appendix

Appendix

  • Appendix A – Communications:

    • Updated to reflect Clear Text

    • Added Mutual Aid Radio Cache Procedures

  • Appendix B – Glossary of Terms:

    • Added non specific incident terms


Appendix c

Appendix C

  • Chemical / Biological:

    • Provides responders with reference charts for the rapid identification and treatment for various agents.

    • Biological Agents

    • Nerve Agents

    • Blister Agents

    • Blood Agents

    • Choking Agents


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Florida FOG should be used for all hazards encountered by any jurisdiction in the State.

  • Will assist agencies who are unfamiliar with working together on large incidents.

  • For additional copies of the FOG call:

    Florida Division of Emergency Management

    (850) 413-9900


Contributors

Contributors

  • Florida Division of Forestry

  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement

  • Florida Department of Community Affairs

  • Florida Department of Health

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • Florida State Fire Marshal

  • Florida Sheriffs’ Association

  • Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association

  • Florida Emergency Preparedness Association


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