why is incident command system so important? And the training of it as well?
- HistorianLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
The recent military actions around the world have provided a brilliant illustration of how very important support (planning, logistics, etc.) is to a combat operation. The Incident Command System is basically a paramilitary organization fashioned along the lines of a military organization with similar functional designs. It too requires a similar attention to support functions.
Emergency response in an industrial plant is somewhat unique and foreign to many municipal emergency response organizations. Their day-to-day responses (and training) limit them somewhat to residential fires, automobile accidents, and maybe an occasional small scale HazMat incident. Command and operations become their primary functions to be used. Hence many fire sponsored training groups place similar emphasis on these same two functions while making the balance of the functions only topics to be mentioned.
An industrial firm that relies on such limited training is leaving itself short-changed when the needs of a catastrophic plant emergency demands more. HSE Solutions, Inc., offers training by an instructor who has first hand knowledge of the importance of every function and can offer that training to you. With over twenty-two years of service to the Marine Corps, Ron Sands brings the knowledge of how very important all these functions are. He served in actual combat operations and many training exercises and he knows their importance. With additional years of experience in industry, he knows how these important functions tie with your needs at an industrial plant. Do you remember the Manhattan Project? Ron has worked at several of those sites. Ron has worked at several nuclear power plants, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and environmental sites as well. In all cases, Ron was a Safety Officer and/or a Radiation Officer responsible for employee safety and emergency response.
HazMat training (including Incident Command) at various institutes such as Pueblo, Reno, and Texas A&M, to mention a few, are good; but nobody can polish a company’s team on-location with customized realistic challenges like HSE Solutions, Inc.
HSE Solutions, Inc., incident management classes are geared for all types of emergencies.
HSE Solutions, Inc., teaches quick organizational set-up for efficient emergency response.
An instructor steeped in military combat experience fully understands the necessity of making hard decisions in life threatening environments, and will understand the importance of having the necessary support (planning, logistics, finance, operational) to achieve safe and effective operations. These attributes will better equip your company’s incident commanders to face tough decisions.
You say your local fire department will take charge anyway? Many fire chiefs look to an industrial company for all the help they can get when they respond. The decisions your company’s incident commander makes in those first few minutes can decide the overall tempo and thoroughness of response. Our training will help.
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The Incident Command System, or ICS, is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazard incident management approach. ICS allows higher-education personnel and community responders to adopt an integrated organizational structure that matches the complexities and demands of the incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries. With institutes of higher education blending into the larger community response system, ICS allows all involved to know their roles and work together, without jeopardizing anyone’s voice or authority. The ICS structure is flexible. It can grow or shrink to meet different needs. This flexibility makes it a very cost-effective and efficient management approach for both small and large situations. In this course, you’ll learn ICS principles that can be applied to higher-education settings. And, more importantly, you’ll be better able to interface with other community responders.
Course Goals The overall course goal is to promote campus safety by: • Familiarizing you with how ICS principles can be applied in incidents at higher education instutions. • Preparing you to interface with community response personnel. IS-100 for Higher Education follows the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines. ..