Mike France

Incident Command & The Chief Officer


Incident Command & The Chief Officer

Here we can discuss and learn what ICS can do for us in the Service that we provide to our Communities

Members: 193
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2020

Firefighter Forum, Rescue & EMS Discussion

"Mobile" I.C.

Started by Tom Williams. Last reply by Jacob McAfee Feb 10, 2014. 20 Replies

Let me throw this one out there for discussion.  This one is more geared towards the volunteer side.  The pictures are from a bus fire that I was I.C. at and actually moved around as the IC/Ops.  Agree or Disagree. Here are the basics stats: 1) 2…Continue

Sides of a structure

Started by Al "Top" Styles. Last reply by Chuck Wehrli Jul 3, 2013. 8 Replies

I would like to throw this one on the table…… Geographical side of a structure,There seems to be much discussion lately about “sides of a structure”. What’s everyone’s thought? I was taught (many, many year’s ago…..yep I’m an ol’ salty) the…Continue

Incident Ground sitreps

Started by Brandon Guttery. Last reply by Dolph Holmes Oct 22, 2011. 7 Replies

Hello folks,I want to pick your brains for a second in regards to incident ground situation reports.  Generally these are given at random points throughout an incident here, there is no set time frame or situation that states a sitrep should be…Continue

The Rules of Incident Command

Started by John Bierling. Last reply by John Bierling Feb 3, 2011. 5 Replies

We learn the principles of incident command through the classes we take and we learn “How to Command” by experience.  I’m nerdy enough to admit that I enjoy all the classes; however, I understand that sometime the classroom part can be a bit…Continue

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Comment by Phil Towne on April 17, 2011 at 8:23pm
Thanks for the invite
Comment by Chris Weber on February 10, 2011 at 10:48pm
Couple good articles in this months Firehouse on accountability and ICS/IMS.
Comment by Louise Thornton on February 3, 2011 at 3:28pm
Thanks for the invite Chief
Comment by Mike Scotto on January 22, 2011 at 6:15pm
Thanks for your support John. I have seen your resume, and your words mean a great deal to me. Speak you later.
Comment by John Bierling on January 22, 2011 at 6:00pm
Mike, you're so right. That increases the importance of preparing all our folks to establish and take Command. First Officer, or senior firefighter on scene takes command until the designated Command Officer arrives and command is transferred. Thanks for your thoughts.
Comment by Mike Scotto on January 22, 2011 at 5:44pm
ICS is a most valuable tool. We must also concern ourselves with the problems that exist prior to the ICS setup. This is where officers of all ranks need to put more focus on. Many things occur before the ICS is set. It is something that is often overlooked. I will go over more as we go. Stay Safe...
Comment by Firewriter on January 17, 2011 at 9:58am
Great topic Chief
Comment by Tom Williams on January 17, 2011 at 6:43am
Thanks for the invite Chief!
Comment by Tim McConnell on January 15, 2011 at 3:31pm
Thanks for the invite. I am eager to learn more.
Comment by Norman E. Flanders on January 15, 2011 at 8:40am
Chief Mike, thanks for the invite.
looking forward to the many discussions.

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