Essays on Incident Command Assignment

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Executive SummaryIn order to meet a fire incident safely, it is very important to have certain amount of administrative cooperation. However there came up a kind of mismanagement in the High rise flats fire incident of Harrow Court, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In this paper I am trying to check out al possible measures that would have prevented the incident from disasters and life loss. There are many points that are not followed in this incident and thus resulted in the death of two firemen. Here I am going to make a discussion regarding the aspects that are important to follow in order to have more administrative and secured hold over such accidents. The reportintroductionICS developed in the year 1970s.

It was the consequences of massive wildfire-fighting efforts that took place in the state of California. It has been well discovered that the communication during an emergency, depends a lot in the management deficiencies. The target of ICS is to modify and systematize these deficiencies. Due to its active participation in the application of security measures in the emergency scene, ICS has been also called as "first-on-scene" structure. There is the follow up of Gold; Silver and Bronze command structure.

These are basically during emergency in United Kingdom. These terminologies are used like these as to mention the hierarchical framework for the systematic administrative command and control in case of major incidents and disasters in the state. These are functional on the basis of Strategic, Tactical and Operational sectorisational structure. However in every respect the categories are same. The sectorisational structures are does not overtly denote hierarchy of rank in the performing zone. The types of sectorisation include Gold, Silver and Bronze command structure.

These are meant to be for disasters. The functionality lies basically for the purpose of pre-planned operations in the time of crisis. As for the proceeding there is a strict follow up of level 1 and level 2 incident command procedures. These levels are then followed by the sectorisational structure. This includes the usable functionality of Water sector, Hazmat etc. in the incident scene. This is absolutely bounded with the Incident Command Structure of the whole operation. The role played by the Sector Commander is very vital in case of multiple incidents.

He is the man behind all the arrangements pertained for the whole sector of management. As he makes all the necessary arrangements, the Operational Commander looks after the whole strategical plan for the utmost human resource unit. He is the man behind the organizational systematic operation, during the crisis. The Single Incident Commander on the other hand is the man who takes care of the whole situation and is in charge of the whole management. The whole operation starts with the removal of the specified hazard.

This leads to the reduction of the risk. The regular attempt is to prevent access to the hazard for elaborative actions. They constantly work towards reduction of exposure to the hazard during emergency. The preplanning strategy aims at proper distribution of the whole operation. It is the chief aim to reduce the number of personnel exposed to the hazard in order to reduce the risk initiative factors. It is also very important to issue personal protection equipment to these professionals for proper and well structured operation in the crisis.

There is always the constant demand for the additional resources towards the functionality of these types of risk assessed operations (Gulick and Urwick, 1937).

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