The paper "History, Definition and Levels of Incident Command System " is a great example of management coursework. Incident command system (Ronald W, 2003) is an on-site system management process that is used for command of the incident, control of the incident, and co-ordination of the incident of emergency response. Incident command system (Flin, Incident Command: Decision Making and Teamwork, 1995a) provides an enabling environment for different agencies to partner together by allowing the use of common terminologies and fostering the use of the similar operating procedure in order to control personnel, facilities used, equipment and efficient communication in an incident. Levels of command in the incident command system The following are some of the command levels that make the incident command system (Fire Service Inspectorate, 2002).
The levels are designated depending on their functions and function of incident commander at each level. Bronze level of command Bronze level personnel are mainly involved with forwarding control point (Fire Service Inspectorate, 2002). The responsibility of the incident commander at a bronze level is to deploy resources related to the incident. Silver level of command Silver level command staff implement tactical mode to be used.
The silver incident commander (national fire protection association, 2000) determines tactic mode to employ for the incident and announces it to the team. Silver level incident commander helps to develop an on-site safety plan, reviews incident action plan (IAP) for safety purposes and provides an accurate assessment of the hazards. Gold level of command The gold level command staff is responsible for implementing command functions (national fire protection association, 2000). The responsibilities of gold level incident commander include analyzing strategies for combating the incident, proposing priority plan especially on safety of the responders, incident victims and the public and formulates sectorisation necessary for the incident (Fire Service Inspectorate, 2002). Incident command system sectorisation Sectorisation involves dividing command staff, team leaders and general staff into three major tasks in an incident (Flin, Incident command: Decision Making and Team Work, 1995a).
It’ s a strategy aimed at ensuring that the incident is timely controlled and that there is no loss of lives, no property is not lost, nobody goes missing and checking the spread of fire.
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