Incident Command Systems

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Running head: INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM Incident Command System Incident Command System Newnan Fire Department is a relatively small department with three stations and about fifty personnel. The number one priority is life safety. The safety of the firefighters is first and foremost. Nest the safety of the civilians. And from here the list of priorities may change with the incident type of over the course of incident. When Newnan Fire Department personnel arrive on scene at a structure fire the first action is to give a brief size-up. If on arrival a fire is confirmed a may through size up should be given. Firefighters should be aware of the type of residence, the time of day, and any hazards that may already be present. The first in unit should now establish command. A walk around should be conducted at this time and the priority list should be forming for the incident commander. If occupants are unaccounted for or trapped they should be attended to first with firefighter safety in mind. The next priority will depend on the incident. Are exposures in danger? Are the conditions worsening rapidly? The nest priority at most residential structure fires will be attached. And with an attach crew entering the structure and rescue inside also it would be wise to establish a backup line. If the number of personnel allows it ventilation may be started. After the fire is knocked down and occupants are removed the interior crews can begin to look for fire extension and lastly execute salvage and overhaul operations. With a small incident scenario it may be accomplished by the Incident Commander only. If this incident grew to be larger the Incident Commander would have to appoint section chiefs to help keep the span of control down. All of the tactical operations would be handled by the operations section. Andy future plans or operations would be handled by the
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