Presentation on theme: "Unit 3: Command & Control IC/IMT Interface"— Presentation transcript:
1 Unit 3: Command & Control IC/IMT Interface Task Force ManagementUnit 3:Command & ControlIC/IMT Interface
2 Unit GoalUpon completion of this unit, participants will be able to describe the task force organizational structure and position responsibilities, as well as incident management interface issues.
3 Unit ObjectivesReview TF organizational structure and position responsibilities.Identify the lines of authority and functional responsibilities of an Incident Management Team.Identify critical interface points between the IC/IMT and TF management personnel.
4 Command & ControlThe command & control of a large group of Type A personalities from different agencies under stressful conditions while making sure they all return home safe is a big responsibility.“It Ain’t An Easy Job!”
5 But It Can Be Accomplished By Working togetherTraining, training, and more trainingFollowing sound ICS principles
6 It’s all about teamwork and building relationships!
7 Basic IMT Org ChartIncidentCommanderOperations SectionChiefPlanning SectionLogistics SectionCommunicationsUnit LeaderFinance/AdminSection ChiefLiaison OfficerSafety OfficerPublic InformationOfficerEach Homeland Security Region currently has at least one Basic IMT of 9 members. (Command and General staff plus a Comms unit leader)Members come from EM, Fire, LE, EMS, PH, PW, Hospitals, CO/City Gov, Private Industry, Education, Volunteer
11 General Guidelines Org charts are intended to: Be flexible and adapted to the incident or situationProvide consistency within the USAR communityUtilize basic ICS principles i.e. span of control, unity of command, etc.
12 Position Roles & Responsibilities FEMA USAR Position DescriptionsNational USAR FOGGeneral & Position ChecklistsField Operations Guides
13 Task Force LeaderManages the operational and administrative issues of the task forceMay report directly to the IC or other positions as designated by the IC i.e. Ops Chief, Rescue Branch, etc.If an IMT is in place, the TFL will likely report to the Operations Section ChiefResponsible for developing tactical objectives for the task forceSupervises:Plans Manager - Logistics ManagerMedical Team Manager - Safety OfficerSearch Team Manager - Rescue Team Manager
14 Plans Manager Responsible for the planning aspects of the task force. Develops the Tactical Action Plan (TAP)Ensures forms and reports are processed following TF and incident guidelinesGathers information for Situation Report (TF209)Typically supervises the Technical Information Specialist & Structures SpecialistCoordinates efforts with the Plans Section Chief or other members of the incident planning staff.
15 Technical Information Specialist Responsible for documenting, tracking and retrieving all pertinent information for the TF during operations. Reports to the Plans Manager.Responsible for gathering InformationCreating, displaying, providing and compiling documentationAccountability, maintenance, and minor repairs for all planning equipmentOther duties as assigned
16 Logistics Manager Coordinates logistical support for the task force Completes resource request formsSupervises the Logistics Specialists and Communications SpecialistCoordinates efforts with the Logistics Section Chief or other members of the incident logistics staff.
17 Logistics SpecialistThe Logistics Specialist is responsible for ensuring the preparation and maintenance of the task force equipment cache. The Logistics Specialist reports directly to the Logistics Manager.The Logistics Specialist is responsible for:Coordinating the packaging, transporting, distribution, and maintenance of the Task Force equipment cache prior, during, and subsequent to mission assignments.Ensuring accountability and security of the task force equipment cache.Maintaining accurate and timely records and reports.Adhering to all safety procedures.Maintains and repairs the task force equipment cache.Assist with over-all management of task force facilities and fleet.Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned.
18 Safety OfficerOversees all safety aspects for the task force from mobilization until return homeCoordinates efforts with the Incident Safety OfficerCompletes required formsTF 208ICS 215A
19 Medical Team ManagerOversees the medical care of victims encountered during task force operationsOversees the medical care of task force membersSupervises the Medical Specialists – may be the senior Medical SpecialistDevelops the Task Force Medical Plan (TF206)Responsible for maintaining illness & injury logs (TF206V & TF206V-TF)
20 Search Team Manager Rescue Team Manager Manages Search Operations SupervisesSearch Squad OfficersTechnical Search SpecialistsK9 Search SpecialistsStructures SpecialistsRescue Team ManagerManages Rescue OperationsSupervises:Rescue Squad OfficersHeavy Equipment & Rigging Specialists
21 Squad FormationSquads may be organized and named by function or geographic area.Squad size varies by assignment and available resources.Typical functionsReconSearchRescue
22 Squad Formation (cont) Each squad must have a supervisor – Squad Officer or bossEach squad may have a Medical SpecialistEach squad should assign someone to monitor hazards – Hazardous Materials SpecialistOther positions may depend on function or assignmentThe number of squads or complexity of assignments may determine if additional levels of supervision are needed, i.e. Search Manager or Rescue Manager
24 While all positions may not be filled, task force management must ensure that the responsibilities are assigned and met. Example: While there may not be a Hazardous Materials Specialist on the squad, someone still needs to be responsible for monitoring air quality.
25 Squad Officer The Squad Officer is responsible for: Directly supervising the squad and other assigned personnel (local responders)Adhering to all safety proceduresImplementing the assigned component of the Tactical Action PlanDetermining organizational and logistical needs for the squad and work siteProviding periodic progress reports to the designated supervisorMaintaining records and reports (214)Preparing performance evaluations for assigned personnelEnsuring accountability and maintenance for all issued equipment
26 Who Do Squad Officers Report To? Make sure you know!
28 Technical Search Specialist Description of DutiesThe Technical Search Specialist is responsible for:Searching structures in US&R environments or other locations indicated in the mission assignment, utilizing appropriate technical search equipment and techniques.Documenting locations of alerts and, if possible, triaging the status of victims for rescue.Adhering to all safety procedures.Cooperating with and assisting other search and rescue resources.Providing accountability, maintenance, and minor repairs of all issued equipment.Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned
29 Rescue Specialist Description of Duties The Rescue Specialist is responsible for:Implementing technical skills and operating equipment necessary for completing the rescue portion of the action planPerforming rescue operations under the direct supervision of a Rescue Squad Officer and providing periodic progress reports as neededThe operation and routine field maintenance of rescue tools and equipmentAdhering to all safety proceduresEnsuring accountability and maintenance for all issued equipmentPerforming additional tasks or duties as assigned
32 Hazardous Materials Specialist Description of DutiesThe Hazardous Materials Specialist is responsible for:Providing an initial and ongoing survey (detection, monitoring and sampling) for and identification of the presence of hazardous materials at search and rescue sites.Directing decontamination procedures for any task force member or victim.Performing mitigation operations when indicated.Providing assistance and information to medical personnel regarding chemical exposure and injuries.Documenting all related information.Adhering to all safety procedures.Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission.
33 Medical Specialist The Medical Specialist is responsible for: The general health considerations of and delivery of medical care to all task force personnel and victims encountered during task force operations.Implementing the medical action plans specified by the Medical Team Manager.Adhering to all safety procedures.Accountability, maintenance, and minor repairs for all issued equipment.Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission.
34 Important Points For TF Members to Remember Regarding Finance $$ Stay on task with the mission or assignment you are given or get approval to deviateUnderstand the process for requesting and receiving resources including time constraintsHeavy equipment versus cans of marking paintFollow established guidelinesDocument in detailBe specific