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Incident Command System Resources

The purpose of this webpage is to provide materials related to the implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS). The intended audience for this section is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, and Federal governments.

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure. ICS is normally structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: command, operations, planning, logistics, Intelligence & Investigations, finance and administration. It is a fundamental form of management, with the purpose of enabling incident managers to identify the key concerns associated with the incident—often under urgent conditions—without sacrificing attention to any component of the command system.

Please visit the ICS Resource Center for more information.

ICS Materials

NIMS ICS Forms 2010July 2013
NIMS Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations GuideOctober 2013


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06/26/2018 - 20:07