When there is a tax increase a department can ask for

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When there is a tax increase, a department can ask for an increased budget to cover services or equipment they may want to incorporate into their department. However, the financial manager has to convince the government officials and the public the funding needs are justified. A well-kept budget is one way to show that justification and showing that increasing the Fire/EMS budget is a value to the public. When there needs to be a cut in the department’s budget, a financial manager can look at the present budget, as well as past budgets to get an idea as to where best make the cuts while ensuring that the department can still meet their goals when serving the community. If the reductions are substantial enough, that it may jeopardize the department achieving their goals, a financial manager can look at other means for funding such as grants or loans for things like updating equipment or the need for new equipment (Smeby, 2014). Conclusion Whether you are in Phase 1 or Phase 5 of an IAP, it is only as good as the data being collected. An IAP helps an Incident Commander not only organize the event, but it also helps to anticipate what is needed in terms of resources, staffing, and supplies. It allows the Incident Commander to keep stakeholders and all levels of government well-informed from beginning to the end of the event and ensures that information will not be missed. The IAP allows the Incident commander to anticipate what is need throughout the event so that resources and funding can be obtained and there when they are needed and not having to wait for them.
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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT ACTION PLAN PHASE 1 7 Financing and event or budgeting for one within a fiscal year is just as necessary. Without proper planning, funding and budgeting for these events it can turn an event into chaos as it could prevent goals and objectives being met, and it could mean increased death and loss of property and the loss of accountability and trust throughout other government agencies and the community to which is being served.
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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT ACTION PLAN PHASE 1 8 References Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Supplement A: Command and Control. Retrieved from Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2012). FEMA incident action planning guide. In FEMA incident action planning guide . Retrieved from ES/MSE/MSE5201/14E/Student/SupplementalContent/Presentations/Incident_action_pla nning_guide_1_26_2012.pdf Smeby, L. C. (2014). Fire and Emergency Services Administration (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Walsh, D. W., Christen, H. T., Callsen, C. E., Miller, G. T., Maniscalco, P. M., Lord, G. C., & Dolan, N. J. (2012). National incident management system: principles and practice (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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