Beyond Initial Response: Using the National Incident Management System Incident Command System

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Education - 432 pages
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Beyond Initial Response - First Edition was written to fill a significant gap in ICS training. Responders have to be ready to carry out their ICS position-specific responsibilities and to be effective they have to know how to operate as part of an ICS organization. This book provides readers the confidence, knowledge and assurance that are required to successfully play as part of an incident management team. Beyond Initial Response - Second Edition builds upon the original version that was put through its paces by the greatest critics - first responders and students of emergency management. In the second edition you will find three new chapters: The Area Command chapter, written from the perspective of an Area Commander, a chapter on multi-agency coordination that provides an overview of how multi-agency coordination works from various viewpoints, and the third new chapter titled Emerging Communications, which introduces the topic of New Media and its potential challenges and benefits to incident management teams. In addition to the new chapters, the section of the book that covers the Safety Officer has been significantly expanded, concentrating on hazard analysis. You will also find some new ''tools'' in the appendixes of the book. These include: Managing Risk, Best Briefing Practices, Sample Instructions to the Field Observer, Delegation of Authority
 

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Contents

A Large Operations Organization 126
1-1
Area Command Coordination 1017
1-10
Logistics Section Organization 130
1-30
Incident Command System Planning Process
2-2
Operational Planning Worksheet ICS215 511
2-10
Initial Response
3-3
Transfer of Command 311
3-11
Unified Command UC
4-1
Area Command Operating Cycle 103
10-4
Front of the Rosecolor Tcard 732
10-7
Area Command Coordination 1017
10-17
General Staff 119
11-1
ICS Map Symbols 762
11-7
Emerging Communications 121
12-2
Conclusion
12-9
Onscene Incident Command Area Command EOC and JFO 118
12-11

Assignment List ICS204 522
5-2
Command Staff
5-5
Operations Briefing
5-7
Checkin List ICS211 7_28
5-8
Operations Section Chief OSC
6-1
Command and General Staff Meeting
6-4
Planning Section Chief PSC
6-7
Command Staff 117
7-1
Organization Assignment List ICS203 754
7-50
Demobilization Checkout Form 782
7-82
Logistics Section Chief LSC
8-1
Planning Meeting
8-6
FinanceAdministration Section 9 5
8-9
Finance Administration Section Chief FSC
9-2
Planning Section Chief Operational Planning P
9-5
FSC Role in the ICS Planning Process
9-8
FinanceAdministration Section Organization 13 2
10-1
ICS Organization Chart 724
A-7
PositionSpecific Operational Planning Ps
B-1
Incident CommanderUnified Command Operational Planning P
B-2
Managing Risks Using the ICS Planning Process
C-1
Example ICS214 Unit
C-15
Joint Information Center Query Record
C-23
Planning Section Chief Support Kit Checklist
C-29
Unified Command i34
C-33
Example Demobilization Plan Yaz Northern Incident
K-1
Unified Command DevelopUpdate Objectives Meeting
K-3
Instructions To The Field Observers
K-9
Incident Command Post Checkoff Sheet
K-15
Facilities Needs Assessment Worksheet
P-11
Upper Left Corner of the ICS215A 516
S-5
Area Command Operating Guide
S-7
Incident Map 114
S-9
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About the author (2010)

Michael de Bettencourt is a Health, Safety, and Environment Program Director for a defense services contractor and is a retired US Coast Guard officer. He has provided emergency management program assessment services and conducts ICS training for industry and public sector clients. He has worked as a responder and response manager for oil spills, chemical releases, floods, and large-scale law enforcement operations. Tim Deal is the Federal Preparedness Coordinator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Region VIII. Prior to coming to FEMA he worked as vice President in the emergency management training field. He has extensive emergency response experience serving in several ICS positions, including Planning Section Chief and Operations Section Chief. Vickie Deal works for the federal government and has a variety of operational experience in emergency response management operations. She has been an Operations Section Chief and Deputy Incident Commander. Vickie also served as a response program manager for the Coast Guard in Washington DC and developed the ICS program implementation guidelines for the Coast Guard. Gary Merrick is an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and is a retired US Coast Guard officer. In the Coast Guard he served as Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Office Charleston, SC. Gary also had a tour as Executive Officer on the US Coast Guard National Strike Force's Gulf Strike Team. He has been a Planning Section Chief, Operations Section Chief and Incident Commander. Chuck Mills is the President of Emergency Management Services International, Inc. He has more than 40 years' experience in emergency management and provides emergency management services to government and nongovernmental organizations. Chuck served 32 years in the US Forest Service, specializing in emergency management. He was the Federal representative for the development and implementation of the National Interagency Incident Management System Incident Command System.

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