Beyond Initial Response - Second Edition was written to fill a significant gap in ICS training. Responders have to be ready to carry out their ICS position-specific responsibilities and to be effective they have to know how to operate as part of an ICS organization. This book provides readers with the confidence, knowledge, and assurance required to participate successfully as part of an incident management team. This second edition builds upon the original version that was put through its paces by the greatest critics - first responders and students of emergency management.
The second edition provides three new chapters: The Area Command, written from the perspective of an Area Commander; a chapter on multi-agency coordination that provides an overview of how multi-agency coordination works from various viewpoints, and a new chapter titled Emerging Communications, which introduces the topic of New Media and its potential challenges and benefits to incident management teams. In addition to the new chapters, the section of the book that covers the Safety Officer has been significantly expanded, concentrating on hazard analysis. You will also find some new ''tools'' in the appendixes of the book. These include Managing Risk, Best Briefing Practices, Sample Instructions to the Field Observer, and Delegation of Authority.
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing (January 28th, 2010)