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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The researchers said their findings showed the importance of activating an incident command system to improve health outcomes, but attention still must be paid to vulnerable groups.
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.
Organizations also should employ the Incident Command System (ICS) as their emergency management structure and approach for directing and controlling their response to overseeing catastrophic and disaster events.
AirMap obtains wildfire information directly from the US Department of the Interior's incident command system and immediately pushes it to drone pilots through AirMap's iOS and web apps, AirMap's API, and the GEO geofencing system included in the DJI GO flight control app.
Participants utilized the Incident Command System (ICS), a unique method of disaster response organization that was created in the 1970s to allow for organized multiagency responses, in order to conduct oil spill removal/recovery, plan for future operational periods, and process urgent operational logistics requests.
Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS) is also required for better coordination in relief efforts.
It operates under and drills using NIMS (National incident Command System), which is the foundation of the NPS (National Preparedness Systems).
The Incident Command System (ICS) was initiated by the health department's public health emergency preparedness and response branch, headed by the DOC director, and finance, operations, logistics, and planning branches were staffed.
The draft was developed by international and national experts at the request of the host country with the OSCE Office's support on the basis of the technical parameters set by the OSPRI It complements the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan and aims to contribute to the improved performance of the incident command system in Kazakhstan's oil-rich regions.
The Center offers hands-on real-world workplace safety training in hazardous materials transportation, emergency response for hazardous materials, specialized rescue, mining and workplace safety, and training on the Incident Command System.
The National Incident Command System, which is used in the United States, needed to be incorporated into the plans; and the plans needed to specifically address MNBG-E.
These exercises were part of preparations for the company's migration in June from Major Incident Procedure (MIP) to an Incident Command System (ICS)-based CERP.

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