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Control measure
Clearly defined command roles and responsibilities, incorporating multi-agency arrangements

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Level 1

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Roles and responsibilities

Understand:

  • The various roles and responsibilities used in an incident command system
  • How to distinguish between roles
  • The essential criteria for a successful command team
  • The additional roles which can be requested for advice and support

The role of the incident commander

Understand:

  • The role, responsibilities and required knowledge of an incident commander and the tasks they may need to carry out

Levels of command

Understand:

  • The levels of command applicable to both CFOA Command Training and Assessment and the Joint Emergency Services models

Responsibilities of the incident commander at level 1

Understand:

  • All of the responsibilities of a level 1 incident commander (Initial Incident Command NOS)

Responsibilities of the incident commander at level 2/3

Understand:

  • All of the responsibilities of a level 2/3 IC (Intermediate/advanced/strategic IC NOS)
Tactical advisers

Understand:

  • The reasons for tactical advisers and the information and assistance they can provide (Tactical Adviser NOS)

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Establish an incident command structure appropriate to the likely size and complexity of the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for and develop an appropriate command structure
  • Identify the need for additional advice and support
  • Exercise accepted levels of responsibility and authority as defined by agreed service protocols

Ensure all personnel are aware of the incident command structure and communication strategy in place

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate and confirm the incident command structure and communication strategy to all relevant personnel

Consider the JESIP principles at all incidents involving multi-agency operations

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Integrate the key principles of joint working into incident command structures

Keep contemporaneous records and/or decision logs to capture key events, critical decisions and rationale

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and systematically record decisions and rationale using agreed processes and systems

Level 2

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Roles and responsibilities

Understand:

  • The various roles and responsibilities used within an incident command system
  • How to distinguish between roles
  • The essential criteria for a successful command team
  • Additional roles which can be requested for advice and support

The role of the incident commander

Understand:

  • The role, responsibilities and required knowledge of an incident commander and the tasks they may need to carry out

Levels of command

Understand:

  • The levels of command applicable to both CFOA Command Training & Assessment and the Joint Emergency Services models

Responsibilities of the incident commander at level 1

Understand:

  • All responsibilities of a level 1 Incident Command (Initial Incident Command NOS)

Responsibilities of the incident commander at level 2/3

Understand:

  • All responsibilities of a level 2/3 Incident Command (Intermediate/advanced/strategic Incident Command NOS)

Tactical advisers

Understand:

  • The reasons for tactical advisers and the information and assistance they can provide (Tactical Adviser NOS)

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Establish an incident command structure appropriate to the likely size and complexity of the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for and develop an appropriate command structure
  • Identify the need for additional advice and support
  • Exercise accepted levels of responsibility and authority as defined by agreed service protocols

Ensure all personnel are aware of the incident command structure and communication strategy in place

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate and confirm the incident command structure and communication strategy to all relevant personnel

Consider the JESIP principles at all incidents involving multi-agency operations

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Integrate the key principles of joint working into incident command structures

Keep contemporaneous records and/or decision logs to capture key events, critical decisions and rationale

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and systematically record decisions and rationale using agreed processes and systems