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arriving on the scene would have done scene size-up and started personnel and resource requests. They would already have each agency working the scene in their various duties and as more agencies arrived on scene transition of command would be made to the highest-ranking officer. When the Incident Commander was appointed, they would take control of the incident and make arrangements for the setup and staging zones for each agency, if not already done. Communication would have taken place between each leader/commander for a clear understanding of what has been initiated in terms of the response thus far. Fire and EMS sections would have a Branch leader under the unified command structure who would be in command of each fire/EMS unit (Walsh et al., 2012). As each fire and EMS agency arrived, they would report to a designated area or staging area until they are requested by the Branch leader to assist at the scene. When following the NIMS system, everyone’s roles and responsibilities, and common language used are all a part of the system, making it an organized transition into the scene from the various agencies. Also, by using the unified command structure, it will be easy for everyone to know who is in command of what (Lawrence, 2019). This same unified command structure would also be in place for the police and public works which would be in command of the Interstate 10 response. Management Tasks Without proper management, an agency cannot meet their expected goals as there would be no structure within the agency, and it would be hard to know who is responsible for what. A manager brings organization to an agency to ensure goals are met efficiently and effectively
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CASE STUDY - JET CRASH 4 ensuring there is the necessary staff, equipment, and resources needed to achieve those goals. Four responsibilities of management are to plan, organize, direct, and control (Smeby, 2014). In the above scenario, it is of vital importance that these responsibilities are followed due to its sheer size and the fact that there are multiple agencies from three jurisdictions reporting to the incident. Planning out the goals, establishing plans and making decisions and then organizing what tasks need to be done and who will do them will be among the first tasks to complete.
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