Incident Command for EMSKaren Owens
Incident Command for EMS
By Karen Owens
Whether fire or EMS, career or volunteer, training on the Incident Command System structure is necessary for the most effective incident operation. Integrating the EMS provider into the ICS structure is vital to ensure that ICS positions are filled by the appropriate individuals. Written for EMS supervisors and shift supervisors, paramedics, and lieutenants, Incident Command for EMS looks in detail at the overall ICS structure, specifically the positions related to the EMS provider, and uses scenarios to ensure that readers understand the application of ICS principles for every response, from the single patient to the mass casualty incident.
- The background and basics of Incident Command Systems
- Field use of ICS
- Mass casualty incident
- Disaster response
- Training and exercise
- Appendix A: After action report/improvement plan
- Key terms
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This author does an excellent job of covering the details of ICS that are not taught in most EMS training programs. This book should be a mandatory read for any current or future EMS Officer/Supervisor.