Flashcards in Disaster Incident Command Deck (16)
What is incident command?
Uniform organizations, clearly delineated roles, responsibility and authority, clear chain of command and communication
What are the basics of incident command under the commander?
Planning, logistics, operations, finance
What does the planning sector do?
Collects, evaluates, and disseminates information to and from the scene
This information is used in preparing an Incident Action Plan (IAP)
What does the logistics sector do?
Is responsible for identifying and providing services and support to meet the incident’s and personnel’s needs
What does the operations sector do?
Sector oversees the availability and distribution of personnel, equipment, supplies, and facilities
It is responsible for directing the manpower needed to meet the incident needs and objectives
What does the fiance sector do?
Responsible for assessing and tracking incident related costs, keep personnel and equipment records, and administering procurement contracts associated with the incident
Describe National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).
2003, expants key features of ICS, broader organizational framework, terminology, and procedures
What is the role of ICS in NIMS?
Command and management, preparedness, resource management, communication and info management, supporting tech, ongoing management and maintenance
What is YOUR ROLE?
Detection >> notify appropriate command >> communicate useful info timely
What are some other concerns?
Communication systems, crowd control, media interactions
What is the role of incident command for a chemical incident?
IC post upwind and uphill to reduce exposure, evac plan, decontamination, scene control
What is the role if incident command for a biological incident?
Absent or difficult to ID, geographically dispersed, evac and quarantine, public health agencies needed
What is the role of incident command for a radiological incident?
Delayed or difficult scene recognition, special monitoring/survey equipment, decontamination equipment, distance, time, shielding
What is the role of incident command for a nuclear incident?
May be large or difficult to access, structural collapse or compromise, monitoring and survey equipment, supplemental communication equipment, time, distance, shielding
What is the role of incident command for a natural incident?
Could be miles in size, potential for damage/collapse, communication disrupted, inaccessible areas, prolonged operation