Emergency Incident Management Systems Fundamentals and Applications

ISBN-10: 0471455644

ISBN-13: 9780471455646

Edition: 2006

Authors: Louis N. Molino, Louis N. Molino

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Incident Management System (IMS) is the model for command, control and coordination of a response and provides a means to coordinate the efforts of individual agencies as they look toward the common goal of stabilizing an incident and protecting life, property, and the environment.Written from the field point of view, this practical guide:* Covers how to deal with incidents of mass destruction* Contains filled out sample forms that aid professional in preparing reports* Compares and contrast the three major forms of Incident Command/Incident Management SystemsIncident Management System (IMS) also emphasizes not only operational aspects of responding to a disaster, but also covers the preplanning and business aspects of developing a system for dealing with disasters.
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List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

About the Author
Introduction and History of Emergency Incident Management Systems (IMS)
The Military Connection
Evolution of Three IMS Systems
The Melding of the IMS Concepts of Today
The United States Coast Guard (USCG)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The Environmental Projection Agency (EPA)
Other Agencies
The Five "C'S" of Command
The Evolution of the Modern Application of Incident Management Systems
Taking Control
Adding to the Chaos
Common Components of the Incident Management System
Operating Requirements
Incident Management System Commonalities
Common Terminology
Organizational Functions
General Staff
Modular Organization
Organizational Flexibility
Integrated Communications
Consolidated Incident Action Plans
Manageable Span of Control
Pre-designated Incident Facilities
Comprehensive Resource Management
Management by Objectives
Unified Command
Unity and Chain of Command
Establishment and Transfer of Command
Common Terminology
Major Command Functions of the Incident Management System
Agency Administrator
Unified Command
Incident Commander Responsibilities
Assessing the Situation
Determining Incident Objectives and Strategy
Establishing Immediate Priorities
Establishing an Incident Command Post
Establishing an Appropriate Incident Management Organization
Ensuring that Planning Meetings are Scheduled as Required
Approving and Authorizing the Implementation of an Incident Action Plan
Ensuring that Adequate Safety Measures Are in Place
Coordinating Activity for Command and General Staff
Coordinating with Key People and Officials from Concerned Agencies and Organizations
Approving Requests for Additional Resources or for the Release of Resources
Keeping Agency Administrators Informed of Incident Status
Approving the Use of Students, Volunteers, and Auxiliary Personnel
Authorizing Release of Information to the News Media
Ordering the Demobilization of the Incident
Developing and Overseeing the Creation of Any Post-Incident After Action Reports Regarding the Incident
Characteristics of an Effective Incident Commander
Chain of Command Basics
Command Staff
Safety Officer
Liaison Officer
Agency Representatives
Intelligence Officer
General Staff
Operations Section
Geographic Divisions
Functional Groups
Combined Divisions and Groups
Staging Areas
Air Operations Branch
Resource Organization
Planning/Intelligence Section
Planning Section Chief
Situation Unit
Field Observer
Display Processor/Geographic Information System Technician
Weather Observer
Documentation Unit
Demobilization Unit
Intelligence Unit
Technical Specialists
Fire Behavior Specialist
Environmental Specialist
Resource Use Specialist
Training Specialist
Technical Units
Logistics Section
Service Branch
Communications Unit
Medical Unit
Food Unit
Support Branch
Supply Unit
Facilities Unit
Ground Support Unit
Finance/Administration Section
Time Unit
Procurement Unit
Compensations/Claims Unit
The Planning Process in Incident Management Systems
Meetings, Huddles, Plays
The Incident Action Plan
Management by Objectives
Incident Command System Forms
ICS 201 Incident Briefing Form
Incident Objectives Form
Organization Assignment Form/Organization Chart
Assignment List
Incident Communications Plan
Medical Plan
Site Safety Plan
Incident Status Summary
Check-in List
General Message Form
Unit Log
Operational Planning Worksheet
Radio Requirements and Frequency Assignment Worksheets
Support Vehicle Inventory
ICS 219 Resource Status Cards
Air Operations Summary
The Incident Action Planning Process
General Responsibilities
Preplanning Steps
Conducting the Planning Meeting
Set Control Objectives
Plot Control Lines and Division Boundaries on Map
Specify Tactics for Each Division
Specify Resources Needed by Division
Specify Operations Facilities and Reporting Locations
Place Resource and Personnel Order
Consider Communications, Medical and Traffic Plan Requirements
Finalize, Approve, and Implement Incident Action Plan
How to Write a Good Objective
The Logistics Process
Branch Directors
Service Branch
Communications Unit
Medical Unit
Food Unit
The Support Branch
Supply Unit
The Facility Unit
The Ground Support Unit
Customizing Incident Management Systems for Specific Applications
Hospital Emergency Incident Management Systems
NFPA Standards 1500 and 1561
Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
Regulations and Standards
The HEICS Organizational Chart
Case Study
Documentation and Casualty Reporting Issues
Cost Tracking
Triage at the Scene versus the Hospital
Why "Do" HEICS?
The General Staff
Use of Colors in HEICS
Law Enforcement Incident Management Systems
The Mindset of Law Enforcement
The Small-Scale Incident
The Large-Scale Incident
The "Big One": Catastrophic and Apocalyptic Events
The Use of Incident Management Systems in Agricultural Incidents
The History of the Incident Command System
National incident Management System
Advice from Local Governments to Business Continuity Planners
Incident Management Systems/Business Continuity Planning Governance
Affinity Groups and Employee Awareness Programs
City and County of Denver Continuity Advice to Business Organizations
Establish an Internal Planning Team
Establish Authority
Develop a Mission Statement
Establish a Schedule and Budget
Analyze Capabilities and Hazards
Identify Codes and Regulations
Identify Critical Products, Services, and Operations
Identify Internal Resources and Capabilities
Identify External Resources
List Potential Emergencies
Develop the Plan
Emergency Management Elements
Emergency Response Procedures
Supporting Documents
Exercise the Plan
Implement the Plan
Case Study-The Exxon Valdez Oil Spil
Case Study-The University of Colorado, Boulder, and Coors Brewing Company
Advanced Incident Management System Concepts
Incident Management Teams
Typing of Incidents
Typing of Incident Management Teams
Incident Management Team Training
Unified Command
When a Unified Command Should Be Utilized
Unified Command Membership
How the Unified Command Makes Decisions
Representatives Outside of the Unified Command Structure
Advantages of a Unified Command
Unified Command Meeting
Set Priorities and Objectives
Present Considerations
Develop a Collective Set of Incident Objectives
Adopt an Overall Strategy
Select a Unified Command Spokesperson
Incident Command Post Systems Position Description Checklists
Incident Command System Forms
Hospital Emergency Incident Command (HEICS) Job Action Sheets
Examples of Tactical Worksheets for Incident Command
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