BEATING THE SYSTEM TO DEATH: A CASE STUDY IN INCIDENT COMMAND AND MUTUAL AID

10/01/1999
BEATING THE SYSTEM TO DEATH: A CASE STUDY IN INCIDENT COMMAND AND MUTUAL AID WILLIAM C. NICHOLSON Disclaimer: The following is not legal advice. It is presented for informational purposes only. The incident command system--now commonly referred to as the incident management system (IMS)--and written mutual-aid agreements are designed to work closely together to promote safety for responding firefighters and the public and to ensure the efficient use of resources. The written mutual-aid agreement is generally found in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). One key purpose of a mutual-aid MOU is to ensure that departmental standard op...

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