The paper "Purpose of Incident Command System at Emergencies" is an outstanding example of management coursework. In this paper, High Rise flats incident at Harrow Court, Stevenage, Hertfordshire is analyzed in consideration with the incident command system and its application. ICS is a dynamic and purpose-built system and has the capability to handle incidents effectively. Incident Command System It is a standardized on-scene incident management concept, designed specifically to allow responders to adopt an integrated organizational structure equal to the complexity and demands of any single incident or multiple incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries. It is a management system of procedure for controlling personnel, facilities, equipment and communications from different agencies to work together towards a common goal in an effective and efficient manner. Incident Command System is; A standardized, on-scene, all-hazards incident management concept It allows the users to adopt an integrated organizational structure It matches the demands and complexities of incidents/emergencies It is not hampered by any jurisdictional boundary It is also defined as, ” The system, to achieve coordination necessary to carry out an effective and efficient response. ” It is a time tested system for effectively handling emergencies field response.
Proper management is provided using; Common terminology Consolidated action plan Modular organization The manageable span of control Pre-designed incident facilities Unified command structure Integrated communication Comprehensive resource management For implementing an incident command system during an emergency, the response effort is divided into five basic functions; Command Intelligence/Planning Operations Logistics Administration/Finance Gold Command level It is the major incident control room; strategic level implementation of senior and command functions. Gold commander holds overall control of the possible resources at the incident. They operate from a distant control room and formulate a strategy. Gold commanders are in constant contact with each other through telephone or video conferencing.
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