Essays on Evolution of Incident Command System Coursework

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The paper "Evolution of Incident Command System" is an outstanding example of management coursework.   Incidents of fire outbreaks cost the loss of lives and destruction of property (Brunacini, 1991). There is a need for competent risk assessment and recommendations of the incident action plan that meets the required safety regulations (Bartosh, 2003). Firefighters may fail to have training on fire fighting safety precautions like carrying out a dynamic risk assessment and this can cost their lives. There is a need for dynamic risk assessment in order for sectarisation and tactic mode to be issued. Incidents require competent reporting (Thomas, 2001) in order to provide a learning ground that will help in setting up safety precautions to prevent similar future risks recurring. Continuous risk assessment should follow on-site incident intervention measures until the fire incident if brought under control. Statement of the problem Response to emergency incidents are characterized by inefficient procedures that are associated with poor information analysis that lead into unreliable incident information; unclear lines of authority; duplication of effort when many command staff report to the same supervisor and lack of common language and terminologies that lead into presence of different organizational structures and cultures. Aims of the incident command system To strive towards the implementation of using common language To promote collective approval of on-site operations through dynamic risk assessment To promote sharing of facilities among agencies in order to reduce response costs To improve coordination of respondents in the event of a response Significance of incident command system The report on the case study will highlight improvement on responses to incidents; encourage inter-agency training programs and operations; provide guidelines on responsibilities of different levels of command in incident command system; promote the need for dynamic risk assessment; evaluation of safety action plan and incident action plan. Evolution of incident command system Problems that triggered the formation of the incident command system Incident command system evolved due to inefficiency and ineffective response (Robinson, 1998) in incident management.  

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