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When is singel command appropriate?
Singe command in the form of one incident commander is appropriate for an event which occurs wholly within one agency's jurisdiction.
SOG 302
Under what conditions is unified command called for?
1. The incident is totally contained within a single jurisdiction, but more than one department or agency shares management
responsibility due to the nature of the incident (e.g., a passenger airliner crash within a national forest)
2. The incident requires resources not available from only one agency and coordination between agencies is required (e.g. a major
hazardous materials release requiring mitigation and evacuation)
3. The incident is multi-jurisdictional in nature (e.g., a major flood)
SOG 302
What is a sector?
Sectors identify tactical level assignments in the command structure.
SOG 301
What is a branch?
Multiple sectors make up a branch.
SOG 301
What four sections within Incident Command that comprise the General Staff?
Operations
Planning
Logistics
Finance and Administration
SOG 301
Operations section
Operations sections is responsible for the direct management of all incident tactical activities, the tactical priorities, and the safety and welfare of personnel working in the operations section.
SOG 301 pg12
Planning section
The planning sections serves as the Incident Commander's "clearing house" for information.
SOG 301 pg14
Logistics section
The logistics section is the support mechanism for the Incident Command organization. Logistics provides services and support systems to all organizational components involved in the incident, including facilities, transportation, supplies, equipment maintenance, fuels, food, communications, and medical services. Logistics is also responsible for responder rehabilitation.
SOG 301 pg16
Finance and Administration sector
Responsible for obtaining any and all needed incident documentation for potential cost recovery efforts.
SOG 301 pg18
Incident Commander
Focus should be on statigic issues, overall strategic planning, and other components of the incident. Their focus should be on "the big picture" and the impact of the incident from a broad prospective.
SOG 301 pg18
Incident Command staff
Safety officer
Information officer
Liaison officer
SOG 301 pg18
Safety officer
Assess hazardous and unsafe situations, and develope measures for assuring personnel safety. The safety officer has emergency authority to stop and/or prevent all unsafe acts.
SOG 301 pg19
Information officer
Should develope accurate and complete information regarding an incident cause, size, current situation, resources committed, and other matters of general interest. The IO will normally be the point of contact for the media.
SOG 301 pg19
Liaison officer
Serves as a point-of-contact for representatives from other agencies
SOG 301 pg20
What are the tactical objectives that the Incident Commander is responsible for copleting?
1. Remove endangered occupants and treat the injured.
2. Stabilize the incident and povide for life safety.
3. Conserve property.
SOG 300 pg 1-2
What type of command structure will be used at an incident scene?
In order to effectively manage personnel and resources, and to provide for the safety and welfare of personnel, all personnel will work within the Incident Command System (ICS) at an incident scene.
SOG 300 pg1
Functions of command include...
-Assume and announce command and establish an effective operating position (Command Post).
-Rapidly evaluate the situation. (Size-up)
-Initiate, maintain, and control the communications process.
-Identify the overall stratagy, develope an incident action plan, and assign companies and personnel consistant with pre-fire plans and SOGs.
-Develope an effective Incident Management Organization.
-Provide tactical objectives.
-Review, evaluate, and revise the incident action plan.
SOG 300 pg2
Who shall assume command of the incident?
The first fire department member or unit to arrive at the scene shall assume Command of the incident.
SOG 300 pg3
The first arriving fire department unit activates the Command process by giving an initial radio report which shall include...
-Arriving units designation.
-A brief description of the incident situation.
-Obvious conditions.
-Brief description of action taken.
-Declartaion of strategy.
-Any obvious safety concerns.
-Indentification, and location of Command.
-Announcement of Accaountability location.
SOG 300 pg4
What are the three types of Command modes?
-Investigative mode (Nothing showing)
-Mobile Command mode (Offensive attack)
-Stationary Command mode
SOG 300 pg 5-6
Investigative Mode:
Generally require investigation by the initial arriving company, all units remain in a staged mode. The officer should go with the company to investigate while using a portable radio to command the inciden.
Fast Attack- Mobile Command:
Situations that require immediate action to stabilize. The Company officer goes with the crew to provide the appropriate level of supervision. Fast attack mode should should not last more than a few minutes and will end with one of three outcomes.
What are the three outcomes to the Fast Attack mode?
-Situation stabilized.
-Situation is not stabilized and the officer must withdraw to the exterior to establish a Command Post.
-Command is transfered to another higher ranking officer.
Command Mode- Stationary Command Post:
Certain incidents, by virtue of thier size, complexity, or potential for rapid expansion, require immediate strong, direct, overall command. In such cases, the Company officer will initially assume and exterior, safe and effective Command position and maintain that position until relieved by a higher ranking officer.
What are the options available regarding the assignment of the remaining crew members if Command mode is selected?
-The officer may "upgrade" within the company.
-The officer may assign the crew members to work under the supervision of another company officer.
-The officer may elect to assign the crew members to perform staff functions to assist command.