Imagine that you are the training coordinator for a fire service or emergency management organization. What type of continuing education training would you recommend for the organization’s personnel? Explain your choice. How often do you think this training should take place? Explain your response. What type of training have you participated in?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary
Incident Action Plan: Phase 3
This assignment is Phase 3: Develop the Plan of the IAP. As previously stated, the IAP contains five phases with the final submission due in Unit VIII. See the Unit VIII assignment instructions for more details about the final requirements for the IAP. You will complete Phase 3 in this assignment. Refer to the FEMA Incident Action Planning Guide, specifically Phase 3.
For this assignment, you will begin developing the plan, which is Phase 3. Normally, in this phase, the incident commander would delegate planning responsibilities to the primary staff based on the size, scope, complexity of the incident, and the particular FEMA programmatic expertise required. However, in this assignment, you will be responsible for the planning responsibilities. Appendix F: Planning Responsibilities Checklist, in the textbook National Incident Management System: Principles and Practice (pp. 265–267), provides a checklist to help in the planning of strategies to achieve incident objectives needed to begin Phase 3.
Also in this assignment, you will prepare a well-organized and thoughtful summary/narrative consisting of two sections. The first section will consist of a one-to-two-page narrative for Phase 3 of the IAP. This narrative should expand on what you are learning during this course, so you can understand the issues with life experiences from the emergency services and emergency management
In your narrative (meeting), review the work assignments to determine whether they are complete and whether they support the incident objectives and strategies. Identify any gaps or duplication of work assignments, and resolve any conflicts or coordination issues. In the narrative, make sure resources are identified correctly (resource identifier), and when there are multiple resources of the same kind and type, make sure there is an individual identifier assigned. Address resources and logistical issues, and identify shortfalls, excesses, safety issues, and the accuracy of the incident map. In this phase, correct any issues that you may have overlooked.
Refer to the opening paragraph of the FEMA Incident Action Planning Guide (p. 22), concerning operational planning. As part of this process, you will need to complete ICS Form 215 and 215A and submit to the instructor. Any information not provided in the background information, such as agency organization representatives, can use your organization’s personnel or another organization. Also, on Form ICS 215, you insert the start date (month/day/year) and time (using the 24hour clock [e.g., 4:00 PM is 1600 hours]) and end date and time for the operational period to which the form applies with the date that you are developing the plan. In addition, enter the time (24-hour clock) that resources are requested to arrive at the reporting location, based on how long it would take for your agency to respond. Remember to add the time mentioned in the background information to your hours.
For Phase 3, download ICS Forms ICS 215: Operational Planning Worksheet and 215A: Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis, from the IAP Assignment Documents folder in the course menu on Blackboard, and enter the data from the background information document and the scenario you have chosen. This information and other resources will enable you to complete Phase 3 of the IAP for submission. Check with your professor if you are having difficulty with any section of the forms. Your narrative will replace the face-to-face meeting that normally occurs during an incident.
The second section of your summary/narrative will consist of at least two pages in which you summarize and discuss the following issues:
• reasons why it is essential to continuously reinforce skills and knowledge in the field of emergency services and emergency management,
• acceptable training competencies and training practices that lead to safe and professional emergency operations, and
• ways to increase professional development in emergency services and emergency management.
To supplement your discussion and support your writing, you should use information from reputable, reliable journal articles, case studies, scholarly papers, and other sources that you feel are pertinent. You should use at least three sources which can include one or both of your textbooks. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in proper APA style.
Both the summary/narrative and the completed ICS Forms 215 and 215A should be uploaded into the assignment area in Blackboard.
Smeby, L. C., Jr. (2014). Fire and emergency services administration: Management and leadership practices (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Walsh, D. W., Christen, H. T., Jr., Callsen, C. E., Jr., Miller, G. T., Maniscalco, P. M., Lord, G. C., & Dolan, N. J. (2012). National incident management system: Principles and practice (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Week V study guide is attached for guidance.
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