Flashcards in 06 ICS Deck (7)
• I know we use the Incident Command System to manage all emergency incidents in accordance with NIMS/SEMS.
• When managing an incident, I will make sure our employees are safe, we are protecting property and taking the necessary steps to bring this to a safe and timely conclusion.
• I will also make sure our employees have the tools, equipment, and training they need to do the job we are asking them to do, including:
o TOOL/EQUIPMENT: [INSERT TOOLS/EQUIPMENT HERE]
o TRAINING: [INSERT TRAINING HERE]
o POLICY: [INSERT POLICY HERE]
ICS Initial response
• Upon hearing this broadcast, I’ll immediately respond along with my officers and sergeants and make sure we are requesting the resources we’ll need to mitigate this incident:
o [INSERT INITIAL RESOURCES HERE]
• While responding, I will gather as much information as I can and ensure immediate notifications to:
o [INSERT NOTIFICATIONS AND ANY OTHER RESOURCES NEEDED HERE]
• Upon arrival, I will assume incident command and ensure we are taking proactive steps to resolve this incident:
o [INSERT INITIAL ACTIONS HERE]
• I will assess the scene and determine the need for protective measures such: MR PESS*
o Medical aid is being performed or staged
o Rescue operations are being performed if needed.
o Public Warning, especially when suspect is outstanding. (Air Ops PA broadcast, emergency broadcast system, media & social media advisories)
o Evacuations: are being conducted if necessary
o Shelter in Place:
o Scene Security: To provide safety for on-scene personnel and protect potential criminal evidence; including MVARS. Utilize physical barriers and crime scene tape beyond any piece of evidence with designated ingress and egress locations.
o *If Officer is injured, assign another officer to accompany them to hospital and secure their gear.
ICS command post
• I will establish a Unified Incident Command Post in a safe location AND ensure it is distinctly marked to make it readily identifiable. AD LiPSS
o Activate needed ICS positions: (COP LF) Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics/intelligence, Finance, AND
This includes ensuring our Officers and resources are being taken care of with breaks, food, water, restrooms.
o Develop and disseminate an Incident Action Plan.
• I will APPOINT: “LiPSS”
o Liaison: for communications with allied agencies
o PIO: to handle the media, a staging location and handle all media inquiries at the direction of the Commander.
o Scribe: to record on scene activity and personnel on scene. They will be positioned at the designated ingress and egress location.
o Sergeant or Safety Officer: [IF NECESSARY: Ex: Research personnel files to contract family members, transportation to hospital, and/or handle hospital duties. Or to develop a safety plan]
• As the incident Commander, I will continually evaluate the incident to ensure we have proper personnel, equipment and resources to successfully mitigate the incident AND I will keep management updated on a frequent basis.
o [INSERT OTHER RESOURCES NEEDED TO RESOLVE INCIDENT]
Coroner, Tow trucks, clean up crews, etc…
• I will remain as Incident Commander until properly relieved or the incident has concluded
ICS After Action
• Make sure my Sergeants, Officers, Dispatchers, and other resources have access to EAP, PEER SUPPORT, and CRITICAL INCIDENT DEBRIEFS.
• Conduct debriefing with ALL personnel where we can talk about what did right, what we did wrong, what we can improve on, address MOU’s concerns, and address and training needs.
• Ensure all required documentation is complete, including:
• After Action Review is submitted
• CHP 268s & CHP 275
• CHP 121 packages
• Comm-net (Unusual Occurrence)
I understand that how major incidents like these are handled have a profound impact on our Department, the public’s perceptions and our employee’s safety. As a Lieutenant, I will manage these scenes in a manner that protects our employees, protects the public, reduces civil liability, and protects the image of the Highway Patrol.