We have been a fan of the Incident Command System (ICS) since the 1990s. It was created in my fair state – California – to manage wildfires. Everyone realized early on, it had many more uses that just the fire service. It it now required for all city, county, state and federal departments and agencies. What about a company?
Many companies fail to have a great Crisis Management Team because they lack four simple things. Are you developing or retooling the team you have? Then you should consider using ICS.
On Wednesday, March 29, I will be doing a general session at DRJ in Orlando with one of our clients,Salt River Project (SRP), who have embraced ICS. We will both be speaking so you will learn from the “horses mouth” how SRP reorganized their team and the results.
The goal of this presentation is to help you create both a great team and a great process in order to manage incidents large and small. There are four key things that we often find missing in company teams and plans:
- A clearly defined structure
- Identified roles and responsibilities
- A formal assessment process and team
- The ability or knowledge to develop an Incident Action Plan (IAP)
You will learn how SRP has embraced the Incident Command System, refocusing their Crisis Management Team and their processes to be even more effective.
- Incident Command System – a powerful methodology.
- Crisis Management Teams – Roles and responsibilities.
- Initial Assessment Team – Who should be on the team.
- Incident Action Plan (IAP) – How to write one.
- Regina Phelps, EMS Solutions Inc.
- Kenneth Lewis, Salt River Project, Principal Emergency Management Program Analyst