incident command system

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in·ci·dent com·mand sys·tem

(ICS) (in'si-dĕnt kŏ-mand' sis'tĕm)
A standardized but flexible disaster-management structure, mandated in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) (q.v.), for responding to mass-casualty incidents.
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Eight fire engines, an incident command unit and a high volume pump - involving around 40 firefighters - were called to the inferno at 300 Recycling Ltd in Sandycroft at 7.
The Blackfeet Tribe has established an Incident Command structure to manage the incident, field calls, and assist community members.
The course has covered topics, including Incident Command System and Levels, Incident Risk Philosophy and Management, Incident Management Strategies and Tactics, Simulation Exercises and Incident Securing, Debriefing and Documentation followed by the evaluation.
The course is being organized by Rescue 1122 in order to strengthen the capacity of Station Coordinators from major districts of Punjab to enhance the incident Command Management Skills.
In a statement, Estrada said the Manila Police District has already established an incident command system to deal with the huge crowd in the hours-long procession on Monday, which is expected to draw millions of people.
Fire appliances from Wrexham, Llangollen and Buckley attended , among them an aerial ladder platform and the Incident Command Unit from Rhyl.
DHHR Health Command is organized utilizing FEMA's nationally recognized Incident Command System (ICS) which enables effective and efficient incident management though integration of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications.
The new centre also includes impressive incident command training facilities.
Six fire crews and an incident command unit attended the scene where a hay barn was described as "well alight".
The purpose of this Incident Command System for Corrections (ICSC) Operations Manual is to identify standard operating procedures that can be employed in establishing command in a correctional setting at the line level and to provide a system for the effective management of personnel and resources to respond to the incident as it escalates.
The first IIMF entitled "Aviation Incident Command Development" was held on May 19 and 20 under the patronage of Dr Mohammed Al Zbi, chief executive officer of Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).
As part of the training, the company tested its Incident Command System plan in response to mock 'Hurricane Sigma.

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