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City of Edmonton Incident Command System Expansion and Contraction of an Incident.

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1 City of Edmonton Incident Command System Expansion and Contraction of an Incident

2 ICS Features Common terminology Modular organization Management by objectives Reliance on an Incident Action Plan (IAP) Chain of command and unity of command Unified command Manageable span of control Pre-designated incident locations and facilities Resource management Information and intelligence management Integrated communications Transfer of command Accountability Deployment

3 ICS Organization Branches Air Ops Branch Air Ops Branch Divisions Groups Operations Section Single Resource Task Force Strike Team Resources Unit Resources Unit Planning Section Demob. Unit Demob. Unit Situation Unit Situation Unit Doc. Unit Logistics Section Supply Unit Supply Unit Facilities Unit Facilities Unit Ground Support Unit Ground Support Unit Finance/Admin. Section Time Unit Time Unit Compensation Claims Unit Compensation Claims Unit Procurement Unit Procurement Unit Cost Unit Cost Unit Incident Commander Public Information Officer Public Information Officer Liaison Officer Liaison Officer Safety Officer Safety Officer Commun. Unit Commun. Unit Medical Unit Medical Unit Food Unit Food Unit Service Branch Service Branch Support Branch Support Branch Remember-you only activate what you need, when you need it.

4 Expanding the Incident Operations Section generally expands from the “ground up” –Single Resources –Task Forces –Strike Teams –Groups/Divisions –Branches If the IC does not assign it or delegate it, the IC remains responsible for it.

5 Expanding the Incident Planning –Units Logistics –Service and/or Support Branches Units Finance/Administration –Units If an EOC is activated, what can they do to support the Incident Commander?

6 Contracting the Incident Who/what resources can be released? When can they be released? How will they be released? Can they be re-assigned?

7 City of Edmonton Exercise

8 Scenario The local police have received a complaint of a group of about 10 teenagers and young adults gathering at a house. The caller stated that the group is disrupting traffic and shouting obscenities at pedestrians. Multi-family dwelling in a neighbourhood of single family homes and town homes

9 Scenario continued Police department has dispatched two patrol cars Assignment: discuss how you would organize using the principles of ICS.

10 Update One During the size up done by police, drug activity was identified Observed 12 persons outside dwelling Require additional resources: –1 drug K-9 Unit –3 police officers to keep traffic and pedestrians from area (perimeter control) –3 additional officers to assist with questioning and if necessary, arrests

11 Update One continued Assignment: –You realize you are no longer in a position to provide good direct supervision overall on- scene and incoming resources –You have exceeded your span of control –What will your new organizational chart look like?

12 Update Two Requested resources are on site K-9 Strike Team entered structure also discovered bomb making material; exited structure reported findings to Investigation Group Supervisor Supervisor reported status to Incident Commander

13 Update Two continued Following resources requested: –3 patrol cars to assist with perimeter control –3 patrol cars to assist with evacuations in the areas adjacent to the structure –1 bomb squad –1 hazardous materials unit –2 fire crews for possible fire suppression –2 EMS units (assigned to Staging Area) –Utilities crews to turn off gas, power to structure

14 Update Two continued Assignment: –What are the key issues? Include hazards, priorities –What contingencies should you allow for? –List your objectives and prioritize them –Revise your organizational chart to reflect the additional resources requested.

15 Update Three Resources have arrived and utilities have been shut off Bomb Disposal Unit entered structure One bomb exploded causing partial structural collapse Fire in structure and two adjacent structures

16 Update Three continued Fire suppression begin extinguishing fire Heat grows more intense, other bombs begin exploding Flaming debris falling on adjacent structures

17 Update Three continued IC completes another size up and determines additional resources required: –Additional fire suppression units –Additional EMS units –Planning and logistical support

18 Update Three continued Assignment: –Where would you get additional resources from? Internally? Externally? –What does your new organizational structure look like?

19 Update Four Fires under control within hour Two members of Bomb Disposal Unit killed Several firefighters injured by debris, smoke inhalation

20 Update Four continued Planning Section Chief established a Demobilization Unit Perpetrators arrested and transported Unexploded ordnance, drug paraphernalia removed and transported Perimeter Control and Evacuation Groups demobilized Staging Area demobilized Support Branch and Facilities Unit demobilized

21 Update Four continued Assignment: Revise your organizational structure to reflect the changes and contraction of the incident

22 City of Edmonton Applying ICS in the EOC

23 FIRE POLICE EMS TRANSIT ROADS PUBLIC WORKS DSS IT FACILITIES HUMAN RESOURCES EMERGENCY MGMNT AGENCY EOC D/DIRECTOR EOC DIRECTOR CHIEF OF OPERATIONS CHIEF OF PLANNING CHIEF OF LOGISTICS CHIEF OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC INFORMATION EPCOR EPIC/311 HEALTH ATCO GAS LIAISON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (MAYOR & COUNCIL) SITUATION MAPPING EOC CITY HALL SECURITY EXTERNAL AGENCIES LEGAL/ RISK MGMT EOC SUPPORT LOGGING DOCUMENTATION TRANSITION 2008 TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS Admin ARES

24 Inciden t Site Municipal EOC Finance Administration Planning Logistics Operations MANAGEMENT Primary Field-EOC Coordination and Information Flow Lines of secondary communication and coordination Lines of Management Authority Finance Administration Logistics Planning Operations INCIDENT COMMANDER

25 Thank You Questions? Joanne Sheardown


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