Presentation on theme: "Organisational Management and Development 2 Incident Command."— Presentation transcript:
Organisational Management and Development 2 Incident Command
Aim The aim of the session is to provide students with an understanding of incident command principles and structures.
Learning Outcomes At the end of the session students will be able to: Relate the actions to the terminology used in incident command Describe the purpose, principles and application of the incident command system Acknowledge, action and update agreed objectives.
Incident Commander Ensure adequate resources Assume responsibility for control of resources Ensure good communications Adopt a strategy Implement tactics Monitor operations. Identifiable by the Incident Commander surcoat he/she will;
Strategy To save life and property Ensure safety of operational personnel To protect the environment. Defined as the planning and directing of the organisation to meet its objectives;
Tactics The deployment of personnel and equipment on the incident ground to achieve the Incident Commander’s strategic aims.
Operations Tasks that are carried out on the incident ground, using prescribed techniques and procedures in accordance with the tactical plan.
Resources and control Appliances Personnel Equipment Firefighting media Consumables (fuel, BA cylinders). Incident Commander responsible for;
Specialist officers Firefighting Command support Marshalling Logistics Decontamination Water Foam BA Sector command.
Specialist officers Ship stability Transport Press Fire investigation Salvage O-I-C Command Unit Command Unit support Safety Equipment.
Cordons Inner - immediate scene of operations limit access thorough briefing Outer - area of support activities prevent access by public controlled by police.
Factors leading to lack of control Poor positioning of appliances Blocking entrance / access to open water Too near fire Too close to rear of next appliance (ladders) Movement blocked by hose lines Command point obscure All blue flashing lights left on.
Factors leading to lack of control Radios and radio procedure Command point unattended Incorrect / too lengthy messages Inadequate knowledge of phonetic alphabet In poor radio reception zone Radio sets not required, being left on.
Factors leading to lack of control General Incident Commander unnecessarily involved with detailed actions Crew Commanders not going through the Incident Commander Crews leaving appliance when officer in charge reporting in attendance Poor communications between crews and commanders.
Command point Signified by blue flashing lights Operations point for Incident Commander Radio link to Brigade Control Contact point for oncoming appliances Use non-pumping appliance or staff car All other blue lights and radios to be turned off.
Command support Wear armband / surcoat at command point Operate command support board Accept tallies Keep notes of resources and messages
Command support Arrange support for Incident Commander Record sectors and assigned officers Record risk assessments and decisions taken as a result of.
Confirmation Assessments will be based on this lesson and the corresponding study note Learning Outcomes Relate the actions to the terminology used in incident command Describe the purpose, principles and application of the incident command system Acknowledge, action and update agreed objectives.