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Florida Incident Field Operations Guide. January 2006. All Hazard Approach to Incident Management. Florida FOG. Initial Training. Designed for personnel who have NOT already completed training on Florida Field Operations Guide. First edition of FOG released in 2003.

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initial training
Initial Training
  • Designed for personnel who have NOT already completed 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 guide
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.
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 incident.
  • NIMS includes Incident Command System.
  • Florida FOG is NIMS compliant.
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
fog chapters1
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:
    • Applies to all responders:
      • Receive assignment from your agency.
      • Check in at the ICS Check-in location.
      • Receive briefing from immediate supervisor.
      • Know your assigned frequency.
      • Use clear text and ICS terminology.
      • Complete reports and forms as required.
chapter 11
Chapter 1
  • Common Responsibilities:
    • Unit Leader Responsibilities:
      • Determine current status of unit activities.
      • Develop and implement accountability, safety and security measures for personnel and resources.
      • Supervise demobilization of unit, including storage of supplies.
      • Maintain unit records.
chapter 2
Chapter 2
  • Personnel Incident Safety and Accountability:
    • Contains specific requirements regarding accountability of members:
      • Personnel Emergencies
      • Hazard Area Operations
      • Operational Retreat Policy
      • Glossary of Terms
chapter 21
Chapter 2
  • Personnel Emergencies:
    • “EMERGENCY TRAFFIC” used to clear radio traffic.
    • Initiate rescue plan assigned by the Incident Commander.
    • Monitor designated radio channels.
chapter 22
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 23
Chapter 2
  • Operational Retreat Policy :
    • “EVACUATION SIGNAL” consist of repeated short blasts of the air horn for approximately 10 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of silence; total air horn evacuation signal including periods of silence will last 50 seconds.
    • Implement15 Minute Benchmarks.
chapter 24
Chapter 2
  • Glossary of Terms:
    • Emergency Traffic
    • Personnel Accountability Reports (PAR)
    • Rapid Intervention Crew/Company (RIC)
    • Standby Members
chapter 3
Chapter 3
  • Command:
    • Responsible for the overall management of the incident.
    • The Incident Commander is selected by qualifications and experience.
    • Most incidents require single Incident Commander.
    • Large multi-jurisdictional incidents require Unified Command.
chapter 31
Chapter 3
  • Command Staff:
    • Public Information Officer
    • Safety Officer
    • Liaison Officer
chapter 32
Chapter 3
  • Public Information Officer:
    • Responsible for developing and releasing information about the incident to the news media, incident personnel, and other appropriate agencies and organizations.
    • Only one Public Information Officer assigned for each incident.
    • Joint Information System (JIS)
    • Joint Information Center (JIC)
chapter 33
Chapter 3
  • Liaison Officer:
    • Contact for representatives of the personnel assigned to the incident by assisting or cooperating agencies.
    • Only one Liaison Officer will be assigned for each incident.
chapter 34
Chapter 3
  • Safety Officer:
    • Develop and recommend measures for assuring personnel safety.
    • Assess and/or anticipate hazardous and unsafe situations.
    • Only one Safety Officer will be assigned for each incident.
    • May have assistants as necessary.
chapter 4
Chapter 4
  • Operations Section Chief:
    • Part of General Staff.
    • Responsible for management of all operations directly applicable to the primary mission.
    • Activates and supervises organization elements in accordance with the Incident Action Plan.
    • Directs the preparation of unit operations plans and request resources.
chapter 41
Chapter 4
  • Operations:
    • Ideal span of control is between 3 to 7 units.
    • Operational Span of Control:
      • Branch Director
      • Group /Division Supervisor
      • Strike Team/Task Force Leader
      • Single Resource
      • Staging Area Manager
chapter 5
Chapter 5
  • Planning Section Chief:
    • Part of General Staff.
    • Responsible for the collection, evaluation, dissemination and use of information about the development of the incident and status of resources.
    • Responsible for developing and documenting the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
chapter 51
Chapter 5
  • Planning:
    • Information is needed to:
      • understand the current situation
      • predict probable course of incident events, and
      • prepare alternative strategies and control operations for the incident.
    • Identifies planning process.
    • Includes position checklist.
chapter 52
Chapter 5
  • Planning Positions:
    • Resources Unit Leader
    • Check-in/Status Recorder
    • Situation Unit Leader
    • Display Processor
    • Field Observer
    • Weather Observer
    • Documentation Unit Leader
    • Demobilization Unit Leader
    • Specialist
chapter 6
Chapter 6
  • Logistics Section Chief:
    • Part of General Staff.
    • Responsible for providing facilities, services, and materials in support of the incident.
chapter 61
Chapter 6
  • Logistics Section Branches:
    • Service Branch Director
      • Communications
      • Food
      • Medical
    • Support Branch Director
      • Supply
      • Facilities
      • Ground
chapter 62
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 Section Chief:
    • Part of General Staff.
    • Responsible for all financial, administrative, and cost analysis aspects of the incident.
    • Includes position checklist.
chapter 71
Chapter 7
  • Finance / Administration Section Positions:
    • Time Unit Leader
    • Equipment Time Recorder
    • Personnel Time Recorder
    • Commissary Manager
    • Procurement Unit Leader
    • Compensation / Claims Unit Leader
    • Compensation For Injury Specialist
    • Claims Specialist
    • Cost Unit Leader
chapter 8
Chapter 8
  • Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS:
    • Combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications to assist emergency operations.
    • Members from various disciplines to ensure coordination with State and local EOC’s.
    • Not designed to replace tactical Incident Command or function as an Incident Management Team.
chapter 81
Chapter 8
  • Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS):
    • Will perform the following functions:
      • Activate and operate in support of the incident.
      • Asses the situational impact and need for resources.
      • Report situational awareness to the SEOC.
      • Coordinate the regional response effort, and
      • Deploy regional assets to augment local resources in coordination with local EOC’s.
chapter 9
Chapter 9
  • Area Command:
    • Functions of Area Command are to determine:
      • Incident objectives.
      • Incident strategies.
      • Priorities for the use of critical resources.
    • Includes position checklist.
chapter 91
Chapter 9
  • Area Command:
    • Designed to manage one large incident with multiple management teams assigned.

Civil Disturbance

Shots Fired

Fires in Multiple Structures

Looting Control

Problems

chapter 10
Chapter 10
  • Complex:
    • Defined as two or more incidents located in the same general proximity.
    • All incidents are assigned to a single Incident Commander or Unified Command to facilitate management.
chapter 101

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DIVISION

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DIVISION

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Chapter 10
  • Complex:
    • Illustration depicts three incidents in onejurisdictional area.
chapter 111
Chapter 11
  • Organizational Guides:
    • Initial response resources are managed by the initial response Incident Commander who will perform all command and general staff functions.
    • Includes guides for reinforced and multi-division/branch incidents.
    • Organizational charts reflect all hazards.
chapter 12
Chapter 12
  • Wildland Fire:
    • Year round problem.
    • Division of Forestry has statutory authority for detection, prevention, and suppression of wildland fires.
chapter 121
Chapter 12
  • Wildland Fire:
    • Provides for fire suppression by ground crews and air operations.
chapter 122
Chapter 12
  • Includes terminology and fire behavior specific to wildfires.
  • Includes Technical Specialist positions:
    • Fire Behavior Specialist
    • Water Resource Specialist
    • Environmental Specialist
    • Resource Use Specialist
    • Training Specialist
chapter 13
Chapter 13
  • Hazardous Materials:
    • Designed to provide an organizational structure to facilitate supervision and control of essential functions required at virtually all Hazardous Material incidents.
chapter 131
Chapter 13
  • Control Zone Layout:
    • Exclusion Zone
    • Contamination Reduction Zone
    • Support Zone
chapter 132
Chapter 13
  • Hazardous Materials:
    • Includes resource types and minimum standards.
    • Includes position checklist.
    • Includes glossary of terms.
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 141
Chapter 14
  • MCI Levels:
    • Level 1 (5 – 10 Victims)
    • Level 2 (11 – 20 Victims)
    • Level 3 (21 – 100 Victims)
    • Level 4 (101 – 1000 Victims)
    • Level 5 (over 1000 Victims)
chapter 142
Chapter 14
  • Identifies Jump S.T.A.R.T. method for triage of victims under 8 years old or under 100 pounds.
  • Identifies S.T.A.R.T method for triage of adults.
  • Includes Glossary of Terms.
chapter 15
Chapter 15
  • Urban Search and Rescue:
    • Requires technical rescue expertise and equipment for safe and effective rescue operations.
    • Deployed for:
      • Hurricanes
      • Floods
      • Tornados
      • Terrorist Incidents
      • Structural Collapse
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
  • Victim Marking System:
    • Involves determining location, extrication, and initial medical stabilization of trapped victims.
chapter 16
Chapter 16
  • Health:
    • Coordinate deployment and organization of health, medical and limited social service assets to provide:
      • Public health response
      • Triage and transport of victims
      • Evacuation of victims out of the disaster area after the event
      • Immediate support to hospitals and nursing homes
      • Mental health crisis counseling
      • Re-establishment of all health and medical systems.
chapter 161
Basic Groups include:

Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT)

Metropolitan Medical Response System

Medical Examiner

Radiological Group

Health Surveillance

Health Assessment Teams

Special Teams

Management Support Unit (MSU)

Chapter 16
chapter 162
Chapter 16
  • Health:
    • 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:
  • Responsible for prevention, detection and investigation of criminal activity.
  • Provide enforcement.
  • Provide services, safety and protection.
chapter 171
Chapter 17
  • Law Enforcement Branch:
    • Intelligence Group
    • Investigation Group
    • Security Groups
    • Hazardous Device Group
    • WMD SWAT Group
    • Forensics Group
    • Waterborne Group
chapter 18
Chapter 18
  • Terrorism/WMD:
    • In 2001, Governor Bush directed teams to complete a comprehensive assessment of Florida's capability to prevent, mitigate and respond to a terrorist attack.
chapter 181
Chapter 18
  • Primary Agencies include:
      • Local Response (Unified Command)
      • Regional Response (Regional Domestic Security Task Force, RDSTF)
      • Regional Operations Center (ROC)
      • State Command
chapter 182
Chapter 18
  • Organizational Charts:
    • Local Response
    • Regional Response
    • State Response
appendix a
Appendix A
  • Communications:
    • Voice Communication Procedures
    • Radio Frequency Assignments
    • Mutual Aid Radio Cache Procedures
appendix b
Appendix B
  • Glossary of Terms:
    • Contains definitions of terms frequently used in ICS documentation which are, for the most part, not defined elsewhere in the guide.
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