Incident Command System
ICS has been used since the 1970's in the wildland firefighting community and in recent years, has been adopted by the structural firefighting community as well as other emergencyresponse agencies and organizations.
ICS is a management system that utilizes common terminology to more effectively and efficiently respond to all types and sizes of disasters and emergencies. It is particularly beneficial when different agencies and jurisdictions interact and respond to a common incident.
- Develop and distribute a "White Paper" titled "Integrating Emergency Management in Ohio."
- Formulate rules that will formalize the Steering Group and require all State agencies to use ICS.
- Conduct a one-day seminar with State agencies on Nov. 15, 1995.
- Develop a "Plan of Action" for State agencies.