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Branch

A supervisory level established in either the operations or logistics function to provide an appropriate span of control

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Branch Director

A supervisory position in charge of a number of divisions and/or groups. This position reports to a section chief or the incident commander

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Command Staff

Positions that are established to assume responsibility for key activities in the incident management system that are not a part of the line organization; these include safety officer, PIO, and liaison officer

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Division

A supervisory level established to divide an incident into geographical areas of operations

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Division Supervisor

A supervisory position in charge of a geographical operation at the tactical level

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Finance/Admin Section

A section of the IMS that is responsible for the accounting and financial aspects of an incident, as well as any legal issues that may arise

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Group

A supervisory level established to divide the incident into functional areas of operation

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Group Supervisor

A supervisory position in charge of a functional operation at the tactical level

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ICS General Staff

Group of incident managers composed of the operations section chief, planning section chief, logistics section chief, and finance/admin section chief

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Incident Action Plan (IAP)

The objectives reflecting the overall incident strategy, tactics, risk management, and member safety that are developed by the incident commander

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Incident Command System (ICS)

A system that defines the roles and responsibilities to be assumed by personnel and the operating procedures to be used in the management and direction of emergency operations

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Incident Commander

The person who is responsible for all decisions relating to the management of the incident and is in charge of the incident site

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Liaison Officer

The IC's representative to outside agencies

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Logistics Section

Responsible for providing facilities, services, and materials for the incident

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Logistics Section Chief

A supervisory position that is responsible for providing supplies, services, facilities, and materials during the incident

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National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Provides a consistent nationwide template to enable federal, state, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations to work together

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National Response Framework (NRF)

A comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incident response that describes specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents

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Operations Section

Responsible for all tactical operations at the incident. Operations section can be as large as 5 branches, 25 divisions/groups, or 125 single resources, task forces, or strike teams

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Planning Section

Responsible for the collection, evaluation, dissemination, and use of information about the development of the incident and the status of resources

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PIO

A command staff position that is responsible for gathering and releasing incident information to the news media and other appropriate agencies

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Safety Officer

Person responsible for monitoring and assessing safety hazards and unsafe conditions

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Staging

A specific function in which resources are assembled in an area at or near the incident scene to await instructions or assignments

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Strategic Level

Command level that entails the overall direction and goals of the incident

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Strike Team

A specific combination of the same kind and type of resources, with common communications and a leader

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Tactical Level

Command level in which objectives must be achieved to meet the strategic goals

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Tactical Worksheet

A form that allows the incident commander to ensure all tactical issues are addressed and to diagram an incident with the location of resources on the diagram

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Task Force

Any combination of single resources assembled for a particular tactical need, with common communications and a leader

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Task Level

Command level in which specific tasks are assigned to companies

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Two in/Two out Rule

A guideline created which requires a two-person team to operate within an environment that is immediately dangerous to life and health and a minimum of a two-person team to be available outside the IDLH atmosphere to remain capable of rapid rescue of the interior team

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Unit

Either a geographical or a functional assignment