1. The organizational element having responsibility within a functional area in the incident command structure such as operations, planning, logistics or finance.
  2. A generic term that represents an organizational entity that only has meaning when it is contextualized by a descriptor, e.g. jurisdictional.
    • Definition Extension:  When referring to an organizational entity, a unit refers to the smallest area or lowest level.  Higher levels of an organization (region, agency, department, etc) can be derived from a unit based on organization hierarchy.
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