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We will be teaching an ICS/NIMS – based organization for the JIC. It is NOT an officially approved organization because, as far as we can find, one does not exist. This system for a JIC works because it is currently being used by several California agencies. It has also been used in dozens of training exercises by experienced PIOs. Because it is based on ICS/NIMS principles it works. This is where instructor gives an overview of ICS/NIMS based JIC organization. Not too much detail, just main points: Line of reporting (chain of command); span of control, Common terminology, based on functions. Most importantly: IT WORKS! Describe briefly that each unit reports to a Director. Each Director reports to the Section Chief. Branch Directors meet frequently to share info. It is imperative that all who work in the JIC understand ICS/NIMS. FEMA offers an online “course” at http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS700.asp Also review these links: http://www.fema.gov/nims/ http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=51&content=3423
Getting Our Word Out Managing the Media During a Crisis Allen G.Pitts, W1AGP ARRL
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