EMC010 - More ICS Terms
An emergency communications unit participant MUST learn ICS basics. Without knowing ICS basics you are not prepared to work within the system, and can make a fool of yourself, embarrass your unit and cause a real problem.
EMC009 - ICS Management - 2/2
A unified command structure, as will be soon needed in our fire scenario, can consist of a key responsible official from each jurisdiction in a multi-jurisdictional situation, or it can consist of several functional departments within a single political jurisdiction such
EMC008 - ICS Management - 1/2
ICS organizational structure develops in a modular fashion based on the kind and size of an incident. It builds from the TOP down with responsibility and performance placed initially with the Incident Commander. AS THE NEED EXISTS four separate sections
EMC007 - ICS Communications
A Communications unit is responsible for all communications planning at the event: incident established radio networks, on-site telephone, public address, and off-incident telephone, microwave and radio systems. In our scenario the Communications Van is
EMC006 - ICS in Action, pt 2
In our last bulletin the fire chief (as Incident Commander - responsible for all incident operations) appointed several positions in response to the need for a rapidly expanded operation. Why did he do that during the escalating fire?
EMC005 - ICS is Expandable
The major benefit of the Incident Command System (ICS) is that it can expand in a logical manner from an initial isolated incident into a major widespread disaster with
EMC004 - ICS in use
Specialists with ICS certification in communications were used in the Oklahoma City response by Urban Search and Rescue Teams. Such certification is the result of the
EMC003 - Incident Command System
The Incident Command System (ICS) is an organization structure for the management of response situations. As a SYSTEM it was originally developed through a cooperative (local, state, and federal) effort known as FIRESCOPE to efficiently
EMC002 - An Incident or Disaster?
An incident is defined as an occurance or event (either human or natural caused) requiring action by emergency response personnel to prevent or minimize loss of life or damage to property and/or natural resources.
EMC001 - Emergency Means What?
These bulletins are for Emergency Communications units whatever their nature, makeup, affiliation or sponsor. We share a common goal "to assist when there is a need."
1996-97 EMCOMM Bulletins
TO: Emergency Communications Units - Information Bulletin
TO: Emergency Management Agencies via Internet and Radio
FROM: Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services