Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 2, 2008
The Incident Command System (ICS) has made incident management more effective. The key to developing an effective ICS organization is understanding its' component parts and how to develop an ICS Incident Action Plan (IAP) that will serve initial response, deployment of resources, on-going operational period management, demobilization, and debriefing.
After an incident has occurred, many simultaneous tasks need to occur from different personnel assigned to the ICS command structure. Understanding each functional section under each chief of incident command is essential to eliminate poor communication and tasking personnel to duties without a full accountability.
That is why it is important to have the ability to develop and write on the fly IAP's and place the ICS structure in motion during man-made or natural disasters. It is equally important to fully understand the planning components of the ICS to develop an IAP that will build the appropriate organizational elements to support control of the incident.
A sound IAP will allow emergency management personnel to better respond to incidents and have the proper personnel in place to manage an event whether man-made, natural, or pre-planned.
Amendola and Associates has a staff of emergency personnel with real world experience in NIMS, SEMS, ICS, After Action Plans, and will train your personnel to develop IAP's and COOP plans that will support your organization before, during, and after an incident.
Amendola and Associates Consulting