U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: EOC Planning Section Chief (See Definition Below)
Category: Command & Control
Kind: Personnel
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Personnel Experience, Training, and Comprehension

Supervisory role in Planning Section in 3 or more federally declared disaster situations in different States. Has organized and supervised subunits of Section in a federally and/or non-federally declared disaster. Has extensive experience and training in IC system canadadrugs.com

Supervisory role in Planning Section in a federally declared disaster situation in home and/or other State. Has organized and supervised subunits of Section in a non-federally declared disaster in home State. Has experience and training in IC system

Training and/or experience in Planning for non-federally declared disaster situations in home State. Has training in IC system

 
Equipment  

Laptop with wireless Internet capabilities; Ssatellite/cell phone; Standardized forms commonly used in the execution of this function

Laptop with Internet capabilities; Satellite/cell phone; Standardized forms commonly used in the execution of this function

Equipment provided by requesting State: Laptop, comm., and standardized forms commonly used in the execution of this function

 

Comments:

Individual at the EOC who oversees all incident-related data gathering and analysis regarding incident operations and assigned resources, develops alternatives for tactical operations, conducts planning meetings, and prepares the IAP for each operational period. (See Figure 1.) The Planning Section is responsible for collecting, evaluating, and disseminating tactical information pertaining to the incident. This section maintains information and intelligence on the current and forecasted situation, as well as the status of resources assigned to the incident. The Planning Section prepares and documents IAPs and incident maps and gathers and disseminates information and intelligence critical to the incident. The Planning Section has four primary units (Resources, Situation, Demobilization, and Documentation) and may include a number of technical specialists to assist in evaluating the situation and forecasting requirements for additional personnel and equipment.

Source: National Incident Management System, March 2004

Figure 1



National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative
Emergency Management