Incident Commander Type 1 (reference section B.3 for conditions allowing the hiring of this position), ICT1
The Incident Commander’s responsibility is the overall management of the incident. On most incidents the command activity is carried out by a single Incident Commander. The Incident Commander is selected by qualifications and experience.
- Assesses the situation and/or obtain a briefing from the prior Incident Commander.
- Determines incident objectives and strategy.
- Establishes the immediate priorities.
- Establishes an Incident Command Post.
- Establishes an appropriate organization.
- Ensures planning meetings are scheduled as required.
- Approves and authorizes the implementation of an Incident Action Plan.
- Ensures that adequate safety measures are in place.
- Coordinates activity for all Command and General Staff.
- Coordinates with key people and officials.
- Approves requests for additional resources or for the release of resources.
- Keeps agency administrator informed of incident status.
- Approves the use of trainees, volunteers, and auxiliary personnel.
- Authorizes release of information to the news media.
- Orders the demobilization of the incident when appropriate.
Position Knowledge and/or Requirements - (reference section B.3 for conditions allowing the hiring of this position)
- Advanced Incident Management S-520
- Satisfactory performance as an ICT2
- Satisfactory performance as an ICT1 on wildland fire
- Satisfactory performance as an ICT3 AND LSC2 AND ICT2 on wildland fire
- Satisfactory performance as an ICT3 AND FSC2 AND ICT2 on wildland fire
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