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Florida Incident Field Operations Guide

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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Florida Incident Field Operations Guide

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  1. Florida Incident Field Operations Guide January 2006

  2. All Hazard Approach to Incident Management Florida FOG

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

  7. Response to Major Incident • Local agencies respond • County EOC – deploys additional resources • State EOC – deploys state resources • Federal – deploys federal assets and financial assistance

  8. 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.

  9. Disaster Response

  10. 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.

  11. 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.


  13. 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


  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Chapter 2 • Personnel Emergencies: • “EMERGENCY TRAFFIC” used to clear radio traffic. • Initiate rescue plan assigned by the Incident Commander. • Monitor designated radio channels.

  19. 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”.

  20. 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.

  21. Chapter 2 • Glossary of Terms: • Emergency Traffic • Personnel Accountability Reports (PAR) • Rapid Intervention Crew/Company (RIC) • Standby Members

  22. 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.

  23. Chapter 3 • Command Staff: • Public Information Officer • Safety Officer • Liaison Officer

  24. 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)

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Chapter 3

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. Chapter 4

  31. 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).

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. Chapter 5

  35. Chapter 6 • Logistics Section Chief: • Part of General Staff. • Responsible for providing facilities, services, and materials in support of the incident.

  36. Chapter 6 • Logistics Section Branches: • Service Branch Director • Communications • Food • Medical • Support Branch Director • Supply • Facilities • Ground

  37. 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

  38. Chapter 6

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. Chapter 7

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. Chapter 8

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. Chapter 9

  48. 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.

  49. DIVISION B DIVISION A DIVISION C Chapter 10 • Complex: • Illustration depicts three incidents in onejurisdictional area.

  50. 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.

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