The Briefing Map is displayed in the briefing area and used during operational briefings. It is a simplified, large-format map of the incident area that is used to discuss work assignments and other details. The briefing map can be printed or displayed digitally using a projector. Sometimes this map is referred to as a Briefing Area Map (BAM).
Incident personnel attending the operational briefing.
- Standard Incident Command System (ICS) symbology.
- Simple fonts and symbols for non-ICS features such as roads at exaggerated sizes, large enough to be read from the back of the briefing area.
- Simplified base map to enable clear communication.
- Extent is based on Operations occurring on the fire, the Situation Unit Leader (SITL) will provide guidance.
- Printed or projected as large as possible to serve a large crowd and to be visible from a distance.
All map products produced should include the STANDL-SGD cartographic elements.
- Incident perimeter, ICS line and point features (e.g., Completed Line, Drop Points, Camps, Incident Command Post).
- Division and Branch breaks and labels.
- Major transportation routes to and from the incident.
- Other SITL-requested data.
These are examples from actual incidents and may include non-standard SITL requests for base data, labels, etc.