Unformatted text preview: 440 engine companies and more than 1,500 firefighters. 6. Damage extent 3,354 structures destroyed, 1,500 acres, $1.5 Billion damage. 7. Death & Injuries 25 lives lost, including a Battalion Chief and Police Officer; 150 people injured. 8. Incident Command Shortage of command officers handicapped initial implementation of ICS (Incident Command Structure). Multiple commands developed as additional agencies became involved. Unified Command implemented after several hours. 9. Communications Radio channels and Communications Center overwhelmed by situation. 10. Strategy Initial attack overwhelmed; crews had to retreat and evacuate residents ahead of fire. Unable to stop advance of fire until wind conditions changed. Source: US Fire Administration, Technical Report Series #60 FEMA....
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- Fall '09
- Incident Command System, Wildfire, Incident Command structure, combustible natural fuels, Battalion Chief and Police Officer, Wildland-urban interface area