Incident Commander / Key Responder Level 1

Block 2:
Incident Commander and CAN Reports

Points to Ponder

  • IMS has a long history in incident response and is useful for a variety of incidents
  • A bad incident which is run well, is viewed with positive thoughts, while a minor incident run poorly is viewed as a disaster
  • A culture of response and effective communication are keys to successful incident response
  • Incident response is a team sport, led by the entire command staff

Key Learnings

  • Established and identified Command roles are essential
  • The incident commander should ensure that the incident maintains forward momentum
  • The incident commander should try to minimize distraction and disruptions to the resolution effort
  • Delegation of duties improves the response
  • A consistent communications protocol is essential
  • CAN reports are an effective tool for the incident commander to provide clarity to all responders during the incident
GROUP EXERCISE RESOURCE
Exercise 1:
CAN Report
OPTIONAL
Exercise 2:
CAN Implementation
GROUP EXERCISE RESOURCE
80-Word
CAN Report Exercise
EVALUATOR
Group Exercise
Scoresheet

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