Lesson 36 – Incident Command System


This short essay will be on the Incident Command System.

Before I start, I want to point out that the picture above is the ICS basic organization chart.

Correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding of the ICS (It stands for Incident Command System) is the following:

The Incident Command System is a management system for disaster and SAR operations. It is flexible concerning where attention and recourses should be directed.  For instance, when there needs to be more people in one segment of the operation and less in another, they can be moved.

It is run by the incident commander who if the particular incident becomes larger and responsibilities start to become weightier, will pass down certain responsibilities to other people. Managers will also be added when new resources become needed.

The ICA is useful for organizing as well. Because when people’s lives are at stake, it is understandable that people would get stressed. That is not good. The ICA can help minimize the stress and maximize the outcome.

Thank you for reading!


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