INCIDENT COMMAND TEAMS FOR LARGE-SCALE INCIDENTS

02/01/2004
BY STEVE KREISWhether your fire department uses Fire Ground Command (FGC), the Incident Management System (IMS), the National Interagency Incident Man-agement System (NIIMS), the FIRESCOPE Incident Command System (ICS), or any other type of command system, we all agree incident command is absolutely critical for safe and effective service delivery. The point of this article is to determine which is the most efficient, safe, and sane way to transition from the daily house fire to incidents that require a full-blown ICS without having to use two different systems. The Feds are trying to get us all on the same page with command systems. Recently, they released the all-risk plan, called the "...

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