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1 Spotsylvania County ICS Command Boards
This presentation is offered as a review of material presented during the Basic ICS Class It is not intended to be a substitute for the material and practical exercises conducted within the classroom setting. Click through the presentation slowly and feel free to forward any questions or concerns to the Training Division . . .

2 Spotsylvania County ICS Command Boards
Type and Number of Command Boards Used Are Determined By The Incident Commander - Based On Size, Complexity and Duration Of Incident

3 This Illustrates The Initial Incident Command Board
This Illustrates The Initial Incident Command Board . . It May Be Found Used On 8 ½ x 14 Paper, 11 x 17 Paper or In Acrylic Format Found On Apparatus And Command Vehicles. Information Is Easily Transferred To The Consolidated Board. . .A Velcro Strip On The Rear Will Serve As A Storage Location For Passports . . Tracking of Units on These Boards Shall Be Done By Special Pens, Identical Pens Also Utilized For Consolidated Board . . .

4 The Spotsylvania County Consolidated Incident Command Board matches the information contained on the Spotsylvania County Initial Incident Command Board and allows for rapid transfer of information to a single command board. It allows for the tracking of resources, tactical assignments, and incident benchmarks. This board can be used on many events as a stand-alone command board. These boards will be carried on all Command Level Vehicles. The accompanying slides will illustrate their general use . . More detailed use and practice will be available within the Basic and Advanced ICS training classes offered by the County.

5 Situation Status (SISTAT) area . . . Incident Site Sketch Area
Capt. Smith Tracking area . . Used For Single Resource Units, Divisions, Groups Or Branches . . IC will track units and specific tasks until assigned to Division or Group . . First Units IN !! E - 7 List The Units Due, Move To Resource Status Area When Assigned, If Still Listed Here, They Are Still Available !! Situation Status (SISTAT) area . . . Velcro Strips Placed On Consolidated Board To Utilize Unit Identifiers and/or Nametags !! Resource Status (RESTAT) area . . Incident Site Sketch Area

6 E-5 Floor 2 This illustrates How A Unit Might Appear On The Tracking Portion of the RESTAT Section While Performing Attack on the Second Floor . . Note, This Is NOT An Attack Group – Simply A Single Resource (Engine 5) Performing Attack Assignment on Floor 2. Attack Feedback and Status Checks From Tactical Units or Tactical Commanders Will Allow The IC To Track Progress By Checking Off Strategic Benchmarks - For Specific Geographical Areas or Functional Assignments . .

7 Floor 2 Note…This Highlighted Area Is Many Times The Floor Where Units Are Deployed First…and Work Across To Better Track Those Units Initially In IDLH ! Beware of identifying floors as the “fire floor”, there may be numerous floors on fire and from the exterior, your position could be confusing…ID your location by specific floor number or division IF supervisor has been assigned! E-5 Attack Truck Work T-6

8 Floor 2 How it might appear (for second floor only) and be tracked should the fire require opening up, searching and getting a line into the attic to prevent total attic involvement . . In this example, IC appoints a Division Supervisor, units are advised of such and tasks are now closely supervised by A/C 6 (Division 2) . . His/her mission is to Search that entire floor, extinguish (Attack) the fire, remove smoke and gases (Vent) and open up to reveal hidden fires (check for Extension) . . S.A.V.E. . . Realize various tasks are being performed in other areas, this illustration depicts only those tasks assigned to second floor . . As tactical benchmarks are accomplished, the board would reveal a check or X in the appropriate box . . Division 2 A/C 6 E-5 Attack T - 1 Search & open up Check attic/with line E-10

9 A Check Mark Here Indicates A Successful Par Check For All Units On The Scene In Accordance With The Accountability Section of The ICS Guideline One Method That Works Well For Tracking Requests and Tasks . . Do Each Side of X For Called and Arrived - Example:

10 Floor 2 Treatment Note…the highlighted areas shown here conform to a single geographical area or functional assignment Again with its own “Benchmarks” Patient 1 E-5 Attack M-7 Truck Work Patient 2 T-6 M-1 Assist with patients E-3 Checking Off Incident Benchmarks – When ALL Specific Geographical Areas or Functional Assignments Report Success . .

11 Floor 2 E-5 Medic 9 This Illustrates How A Unit Would Appear After Leaving or Being Replaced At A Tactical Position and Transitioning To Rehab . . Unit Identifier Should Remain Upside Down Until Arrival At New Location (Rehab) Has Been Confirmed . .

12 ICS Command Boards To become proficient with these command boards, officers must practice. Tracking of personnel and functions shall be considered a mandatory task placed upon initial command and continues until command is terminated! In order to assure what might be considered “Tactical Accountability” officers /leaders/supervisors must account for their personnel 100% of the time by either voice, vision or touch within the hostile (IDLH) environment. Without this, personnel accountability at the command post does not exist!

13 ICS Command Boards When you catch yourself saying these boards are not necessary for this “little” fire. Please remember the following: Fires do not kill firefighters. Instead you will find it is more a lack of situational awareness, complacency, over aggressiveness, poor risk management, acting outside your scope of practice, lack of building construction knowledge, lack of fire behavior knowledge, lack of strategy and tactics knowledge, lack of accountability, AND a lack of USING the INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM We also lose sight and forget we did not create the emergency – we are there to mitigate the emergency and not be a part of the problem.

14 Incident Command How do we evaluate or measure our performance after an incident? Strategies and Tactics coupled with adequate resources make it possible to achieve the incident objectives. (No one expects robots success depends on decision makers and leaders) Ask. .Did we achieve the objectives established for the incident. (The Following Are Common Objectives For Common Incidents . . Upon Our Return to Quarters . . Can We Honestly Say Yes To All That Apply): Provide for scene safety Provide for the safety, accountability and welfare of personnel Stabilize the patient(s) Keep the fire from spreading to _____ (location, street, building, etc.) Remove smoke or gases and conserve property Secure (or control) the perimeter

15 Should You Have Questions Or Concerns About This or Other Programs Offered Through the Training Division, Do Not Hesitate To Contact Me Jeff Bailey Division Chief/Training Spotsylvania County Dept. Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management

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