Incident Commander Type 1 (reference section B.3 for conditions allowing the hiring of this position), ICT1

Position Category: 
Incident Positions
Position Code: 
ICT1
Functional Area: 
Command
AD Class: 
AD-M

Introduction

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.

Duties

  • 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
    AND
  • Satisfactory performance as an ICT1 on wildland fire
    OR
  • Satisfactory performance as an ICT3 AND LSC2 AND ICT2 on wildland fire
    OR
  • Satisfactory performance as an ICT3 AND FSC2 AND ICT2 on wildland fire
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-07-27