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Who are the command staff in the ICS?
Command Staff positions are established to assign responsibility for key activities not specifically identified in the General Staff functional elements. These positions may include the Public Information Officer (PIO), Safety Officer (SO), and Liaison Officer (LNO), in addition to various others, as required and assigned by the Incident Commander.
What do you need to know about ICS 403 public information officer?
This course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills required of a PIO. Responders with an interest and background in public information and/or public affairs activities.
Do you need to be a public information officer?
Responders with an interest and background in public information and/or public affairs activities. The course material does not assume or require experience as a Public Information Officer, but also is not a basic PIO course. Experience within an Incident Command or Incident Management Team is also desirable.
What are the responsibilities of an ICP Pio?
The PIO at an Incident Command Post (ICP) has the following responsibilities: Establish a policy concerning what kinds of information staff can release without approval and what types of communications need approval Use leadership goals and the strategic communication plan to develop key messages
What are the functions of the command staff?
The Command Staff is assigned to carry out staff functions needed to support the Incident Commander. These functions include interagency liaison, incident safety, and public information. Command Staff positions are established to assign responsibility for key activities not specifically identified in the General Staff functional elements.
What was the purpose of the Emergency Management Institute?
ICS was designed by identifying the primary activities or functions necessary to effectively respond to incidents. Analyses of incident reports and review of military organizations were all used in ICS development. These analyses identified the primary needs of incidents.
Where are the groups located in an ICS?
Group: An organizational subdivision established to divide the incident management structure into functional areas of operation. Groups are located between Branches (when activated) and resources (personnel, equipment, teams, supplies, and facilities) in the Operations Section.
What are the responsibilities of the logistics section?
Major responsibilities of the Logistics Section Chief are to: Provide all facilities, transportation, communications, supplies, equipment maintenance and fueling, food and medical services for incident personnel, and all off-incident resources. Manage all incident logistics. Provide logistical input to the IAP.