The major focus of this book revolves around the eight bacis functions of Command. Each function has its own chapter with a complete description of how the IC performs that function and how that individual function plays its part in the overall Incident Management System.
Fire Command, 2nd Edition supplies prospective incident commanders (ICs) with the knowledge they need to perform the discipline of incident command in the field. If you aspire to become an incident commander in your fire department’s incident management system, studying the sections of Fire Command, 2nd Edition is a great way to become familiar with the functions of command and the essential roles they play in a well-formed management system.
Functions of Command
The text focuses on the eight basic functions of command:
-Announce command and create an incident command post
-Quickly evaluate the incident
-Control the communications process
-Identify the best strategy and develop an action plan
-Create an effective incident command system (ICS)
-Provide tactical objectives
-Review and revise the action plan
-Prepare for the transfer or termination of command.
With this text, you can learn about all eight command functions using a single resource.
Importance of Functions:
In addition to discussing functions of command as a whole, the text expounds on the importance of each function. It describes how incident commanders perform the function and outlines the importance of each function to the fire department’s incident management system. The book’s description of the functions, information about how to employ them, and exposition on the importance of each function makes it a perfect learning tool for aspiring incident commanders.