Presentation on theme: "Incident Command System"— Presentation transcript:
1 Incident Command System Expansion and Contraction of an Incident
2 ICS Features Common terminology Modular organizationManagement by objectivesReliance on an Incident Action Plan (IAP)Chain of command and unity of commandUnified commandManageable span of controlPre-designated incident locations and facilitiesResource managementInformation and intelligence managementIntegrated communicationsTransfer of commandAccountabilityDeployment
3 Finance/Admin. Section ICS OrganizationBranchesAir OpsBranchDivisionsGroupsOperations SectionSingle ResourceTask ForceStrike TeamResourcesUnitPlanning SectionDemob.SituationDoc. UnitLogistics SectionSupplyFacilitiesGroundSupport UnitFinance/Admin. SectionTimeCompensationClaims UnitProcurementCostIncident CommanderPublic InformationOfficerLiaisonSafetyCommun.MedicalFoodServiceSupportRemember-you only activate what you need, when you need it.
4 Expanding the Incident Operations Section generally expands from the “ground up”Single ResourcesTask ForcesStrike TeamsGroups/DivisionsBranchesIf the IC does not assign it or delegate it, the IC remains responsible for it.
5 Expanding the Incident PlanningUnitsLogisticsService and/or Support BranchesFinance/AdministrationIf 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?
8 ScenarioThe 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 OneDuring the size up done by police, drug activity was identifiedObserved 12 persons outside dwellingRequire additional resources:1 drug K-9 Unit3 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 resourcesYou have exceeded your span of controlWhat 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 SupervisorSupervisor reported status to Incident Commander
13 Update Two continued Following resources requested: 3 patrol cars to assist with perimeter control3 patrol cars to assist with evacuations in the areas adjacent to the structure1 bomb squad1 hazardous materials unit2 fire crews for possible fire suppression2 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, prioritiesWhat contingencies should you allow for?List your objectives and prioritize themRevise 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 structureOne bomb exploded causing partial structural collapseFire in structure and two adjacent structures
16 Update Three continued Fire suppression begin extinguishing fireHeat grows more intense, other bombs begin explodingFlaming debris falling on adjacent structures
17 Update Three continued IC completes another size up and determines additional resources required:Additional fire suppression unitsAdditional EMS unitsPlanning 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 killedSeveral firefighters injured by debris, smoke inhalation
20 Update Four continuedPlanning Section Chief established a Demobilization UnitPerpetrators arrested and transportedUnexploded ordnance, drug paraphernalia removed and transportedPerimeter Control and Evacuation Groups demobilizedStaging Area demobilizedSupport Branch and Facilities Unit demobilized
21 Update Four continuedAssignment: Revise your organizational structure to reflect the changes and contraction of the incident
24 Municipal EOC Incident Site MANAGEMENTMunicipalEOCFinanceAdministrationOperationsPlanningLogisticsINCIDENTCOMMANDERIncidentSiteFinanceAdministrationOperationsLogisticsPlanningPrimary Field-EOC Coordination and Information FlowLines of secondary communication and coordinationLines of Management Authority
25 Thank You Questions? Joanne Sheardown email@example.com