Communicating with various members supervision of

  • No School
  • AA 1
  • 7

This preview shows page 4 - 6 out of 7 pages.

Communicating with various members, supervision of staff, resolving conflicts and issues, motivating the team falls under the direction of the incident. Controlling the incident will be important in terms of monitoring everyone’s performance, ensuring progress is being made and making adjustments where and when needed in order to get to the outcome expected that being the scene is under control, lives and property are being saved as much as can be expected in this type of incident (Smeby, 2014). Chain of Command/Unity of Command In the scenario above, they are many pieces to the puzzle coming together to complete the goal of this incident. Fire, EMS, police, and transportation agencies are just a few of the agencies responding to this event. Given that it is a large-scale event and involving a large area it can easily become very confusing for each agency to know what it is that is expected of them, or what it is that has already been asked for in terms of resources. To ensure that this type of confusion and chaos is eliminated as best as possible from incidents, a chain of command and unity of command is built within the structure of the ICS organization. Unity of command simply means every individual has only one supervisor at the scene. Chain of command means that there is a clear line of authority within the structure, EMS members report to the EMS medical branch supervisor only, and the EMS medical branch supervisor will report to
Image of page 4

Subscribe to view the full document.

CASE STUDY - JET CRASH 5 Command. This structure ensures that communication is done in an organized and effective manner with less chance of missed information or communication breakdown. This type of structure also helps in terms of accountability (Walsh et al., 2012). Decision-making and Intuition In this scenario, it was stated that the Incident Commander is young and does not hold much experience and that the other fire and EMS personnel were uncomfortable with that because they feel he may not have the intuition that it takes to make decisions during this incident. Smeby (2014) gives two reasons why this might be happening. First, and possibly a big obstacle, is the generation gap. Through no fault of their own, the younger generation has little experience in teamwork, self-sacrifice, or respect for authority. The question was posed,
Image of page 5
Image of page 6
  • Fall '19
  • Incident Command System, National Incident Management System, Commander

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes