Basic Incident Command. What is ICS?. The model tool to coordinate the efforts of individual agencies Command Control Coordination. History. ICS was developed in the 1970s in response to major wildfires in southern California to address several identified recurring problems.
ICS was developed in the 1970s in response to major wildfires in southern California to address several identified recurring problems
An Overview of the Incident Command Concept
Incident functions under a single, coordinated IAP
One Operations Section Chief has responsibility for implementing
One Incident Command Post is established
Consolidated IAP when
Resources from multiple agencies
Incident is complex
Prepared for an operational period (12 hrs common)Concepts and Principles
FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION
How Does the ICS Relate to the Emergency Operations Center?
Strike TeamICS Resource Planning
Expansion for resources is flexible. For example, initial response to an incident may be two police patrol cars. On sizing up the incident, the IC may designate the following structure:
Where do we fit?
We fit nowhere in the organization until asked.
There is no position within the ICS for "walk-on" operators!