Incident Management


Major Incident Management & Guidelines

Ensure responder safety with personal protective measures and shielding as necessary.

1. Establish Command

2. Select and Set Up Command Post:

Neutral ground, outside inner perimeter or cold zone, but within security perimeter

Assess command post security

3. Ensure Scene Security:

Isolate area / deny entry

4. Assess Staging:

Provide, identify, designate safe staging location(s) for incoming units

5. Assess Emergency Egress Routes:

Position apparatus to facilitate rapid evacuation

If you must use emergency egress reassemble at designated rally point(s)

6. Designate Incident Safety Officer (see Incident Command Chart):

Ensure personal accountability system is in place

7. Consider Liaison or Public Information Officer Position(s)

8. Assess Decontamination Requirements:

Gross decontamination

Mass decontamination

9. Consider Need For Additional / Specialized


Fire / EMS / HazMat

Law Enforcement / Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)

Public Works / Public Health / Environmental

10. Consider event as a Potential Crime Scene:

Consider everything at site as potential evidence

Ensure coordination with law enforcement

11. Make Appropriate Notifications:

Update situation report

Hospitals / Utilities / Law Enforcement as appropriate

12. Prepare for Transition to Unified Command

13. Ensure Coordination for Communications:

Identify Needs

14. Order Resources

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