Under the Incident Command System (ICS) model the Planning Section is responsible for the collection and display of incident information including the status of all resources and overall status of the incident. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of the Planning Section in an Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC).
Participants of this course will be able to describe the processes to develop, maintain, and promote situational awareness, develop alternative strategies, support Technical Specialists, and to look beyond the current and next operational period to anticipate potential problems or events in an emergency situation. You will also be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of the various members of the Planning Section, the organizations that make up the section, and the processes and mechanisms the Planning Section uses to support both the incident site and the ECC.
Prerequisites: ICS 100, ICS 200 recommended
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