The GENERAL STAFF of incident management personnel consists of the Incident Commander, Operations Chief, Planning Chief, Logistics Chief and Finance Chief.
The OPERATIONS CHIEF, as the head of the Operations Section, is responsible for the direct management of incident tactical activities, which includes all activities directed towards (1) reduction of the immediate hazard, (2) establishing situation control, (3) restoration of normal operations.
As we learned last week, when the fire exploded, everything changed. The first-in crew was not able to handle much of the fast moving fire. So, the ranking officer used the radio to call for help. Moments later the local fire chief arrived and assumed command from the first-in unit. While those with equipment to fight the fire did so, other events began to take place.
The Bulletins are addressed to the Emergency Management Agency (with sub-addresses to others) with the intent that the Radio Officer, ACS Coordinator or other unit participant will deliver them to the agency coordinator, and discuss their topics.
2002-03 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