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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.

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Incident command system

Incident Command System

Overview


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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

Incident Command System: Overview


Ics structure

ICS Structure

  • Top-down structure

  • Five managementfunctions

    • Incident Command

    • Logistics

    • Operations

    • Planning

    • Finance and Administration

Incident Command System: Overview


Incident commander

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

Incident Command System: Overview


Command staff

Command Staff

  • Safety Officer

    • Monitors safetyconditions, practicesand procedures

  • Liaison Officer

    • Primary contactfor supporting agencies

  • Public Information Officer

    • Provides information to stakeholders

Incident Command System: Overview


General staff

General Staff

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Logistics

  • Finance andAdministration

Incident Command System: Overview


Operations section

Operations Section

  • Perform operations to meet incident goals

  • Develop tactical assignments and organization

  • Direct all tactical resources

Incident Command System: Overview


Planning section

Planning Section

  • Collect, evaluate and disseminate information pertaining to incident

  • Maintain status of resources

  • Prepare and document Incident Action Plan

Incident Command System: Overview


Logistics section

Logistics Section

  • Provide support, resources and all other services needed to meet incident objectives

    • Personnel

    • Materials

    • Facilities

    • Services

Incident Command System: Overview


Finance administrative section

Finance/Administrative Section

  • Monitor cost associated with incident

  • Provide accounting, procurement, time recording and cost analyses

Incident Command System: Overview


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Sample Animal Health Incident Command System Organization

Incident Command System: Overview


Incident action plan

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

Incident Command System: Overview


Leadership titles

Leadership Titles

Incident Command System: Overview


Span of control

Span of Control

  • Individuals or resourcesone can supervise

    • Vital to effectiveincident management

    • 1:5 is ideal

      • 1:3

        • Shrink response

      • 1:7

        • Expand response

Incident Command System: Overview


Unified command

Unified Command

  • Incidents involving multiple agencies

    • More than agency or political jurisdiction

  • Goals

    • Develop incident objectives

    • Facilitate information flow

    • Eliminate redundancy

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Area command

Area Command

  • Oversees multiple Incident CommandPosts

    • Multiple incident sites

    • Large, complexincidents

Incident Command System: Overview


Ics facilities

ICS Facilities

  • Incident Command Post

    • Primary command functions

  • Staging Area

    • Resources await assignment

    • Possibly multiple sites

  • Base

    • Logistics and administration

  • Camp

    • Food, water sleeping and sanitary areas

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Incident command system

Incident Command System: Overview


On the incident scene

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

Incident Command System: Overview


Incident command system

Incident Command System: Overview


Additional information

Additional Information

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)On-line Traininghttp://training.fema.gov/IS/

    • ICS-100.a; ICS-200.a; ICS-700.a

  • FEMA NIMS Basic: The Incident Command Systemwww.fema.gov/pdf/nims/NIMS_basic_incident_command_system.pdf

  • USDA National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS) Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness (FAD PReP)http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth?1dmy&urile=wcm%3Apath%3A/aphis_content_library/sa_our_focus/sa_animal_health/sa_emergency_management/ct_fadprep

Incident Command System: Overview


Acknowledgments

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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