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How has the Service has enhanced its emergency planning ability?

By the creation of the Emergency Preparedness
Committee (EPC). The EPC is mandated to increase the emergency preparedness; planning, mitigating,
responding to and recovering from emergency incidents.


What is IMS

Incident Management System


Can IMS be used for planned events?

Although the IMS may be adopted in response to planned events, the directions in this Procedure are intended for
response to unplanned emergencies.


When developing a communication strategy, the Incident Commander shall ensure Corporate Communications is consulted, and that the following are considered

 the target audience (general public, other agencies, Service members)
 the information to include in the communication
 the form of communication (public address, radio/television, telephone, news releases)
 will the communication be accessible to the target audience?


LEVEL 1 – EMERGENCY RESPONSE: The First Supervisory Officer;
After being briefed by the first member or first officer on scene shall
 assess the need to assume the role of Incident Commander and assume the role until relieved of this function, if necessary
 reassess the situation
 advise the Communications Operator of the status of Incident Commander and the new assessment of the incident and any new information
 notify the divisional officer in charge
 consider expanding the IMS as necessary by assigning members to complete necessary functions

What do you need to ensure is established, co–ordinated and supervised at the incident?

 secure inner and outer perimeters
 clear access and egress routes
 access to scene is restricted to authorized personnel
 staging area for additional responding units
 a command post located at a safe distance and near other emergency services command posts, if safe
 assign one (1) police officer at the scene to maintain radio communication with the Communications Operator and command post support staff, as required


Incident Commander; If ASSESSING that the situation has escalated and is becoming a Level 2 – Major Incident shall
take appropriate immediate action, consider expanding the IMS as necessary by assigning members to complete necessary functions. Who should be notified and by what method?

Notify the Operations Supervisor – Communications Services and request that
the divisional officer in charge,
Toronto Police Operations Centre (TPOC) and
EM&PO unit
be notified to monitor and attend as required


Who, when responding to an incident (Level 2/3) shall ensure a communication strategy is developed and communicated in compliance with the Communication Strategy section of this Procedure?

The Incident Commander


LEVEL 2 – MAJOR INCIDENT: First Supervisory Officer
When responding to a Level 2 – Major Incident shall
who shall be notified directly?

 notify the Officer in Charge – TPOC
 request the Communications Operator to notify the on–call member of EM&PO


Officer in Charge of Responding Units
When notified of a Level 2 – Major Incident shall:

 update the unit commander
 ensure the particulars are recorded in the (UCMR)


The IC, if ASSESSING the situation to be a Level 3 – Disaster Incident shall contact the Operations Supervisor to request the ATTENDANCE of _____.

a Duty Senior Officer.


Police Officer Assigned to Maintain Radio Communication: When notified of a Level 3 – Disaster Incident or impending disaster shall request the Communications Operator to notify

 the TPOC
 the on–call EM&PO member
 the unit commander/officer in charge of the affected divisions,


The IC: When responding to a Level 3 – Disaster Incident shall:

 establish communication with the PCC at local 8–8880 and request personnel and logistical support
 update the PCC


On–Call Member – Emergency Management & Public Order – Emergency Management
When notified of a Level 3 – Disaster Incident shall:

 notify the Inspector – EM&PO and take direction, as required
 contact the Incident Commander to receive a situation report on the incident
 determine the needs of the Incident Commander and provide support as necessary


Unit Commander – Emergency Management & Public Order
When notified of a Level 3 – Major Incident shall notify the

 Staff Superintendent – Public Safety Operations
 Staff Superintendent – Detective Operations
 Staff Superintendents – Area/Central Field.