Operations Section

Report
Operations Section
Organization
Incident
Commander
Public
Information
Liaison
Safety
Operations
Planning
Logistics
Finance/
Administration
Who Does What?
Command: Develops
incident objectives.
Ensures Safety Analysis is
completed. Approves IAP.
Operations
Section
Operations:
Establishes
strategies and tactics
to meet incident
objectives.
Planning
Section
Incident
Commander
Logistics
Section
Planning: Provides
status reports,
manages the planning
process, and
produces the IAP.
Finance/Admin:
Conducts any
needed cost
analyses.
Finance/Admin
Section
Logistics:
Identifies the
logistics
requirements to
support the tactics.
ICS/IMS/NIMS
 Command and General Staff
 Local or Letter of Delegation
 Operations runs 24hrs
 Day and night shifts
Operations Chief Mission
 Member of the General Staff.
 Responsible for the management of all operations
directly applicable to the primary mission. The
Operations Section Chief activates and supervises
organization elements in accordance with the
Incident Action Plan and directs its execution.
Deputy Operations Chief Mission
 An assistant to the Operations Chief
 Works closely with Planning Section
 Often is assigned to the Command post as an available contact
for Operations.
 Ensures that all paperwork is complete
 Maybe more than one depending on incident size
Operation Section Chief Role
 Obtain a briefing from the Incident Commander
 Incident objectives
 Status of current tactical assignments
 Identify current organization, resource location, assignments
 Organize Section
 Operational efficiency
 Personal safety
 Span of control
 Determine need and request additional resources
(ICS Form 215)
Operations Section Chief Role
 Attend Tactics Meetings with Planning, Safety, IC
prior to Planning Meeting to discuss tactics & outline
organizational assignments.
 Attend the Planning Meetings (Deputy Ops Chief)

Provide situation updates to Planning (Needs)
Resource assignments
 Contingency plan

 Attend the Operations Brief and assign Operations
Section Personnel in accordance with the Incident
Action Plan

Make assignments (ICS Form 215)
Operations Section Chief Role
 Maintain Resource Unit up to date on changes in
resource status
 Ensure Safety & Rehab and crew need are being met


On the line
During rehab
 Review suggested list of resources to be released and
initiate recommendation for release of resources
 Assemble and Disassemble Strike Teams Assigned to
Operations Section Resource
Operations Section Chief Role
 Report Information About Special Activities, Events,
and Occurrences to Incident Commander
 Maintain Unit/Activity Log (ICS Form 214)
Tactics Meeting
 IC, Operations, Safety, Planning and Logistics
 Determine operational goals for next operational
period
 Determine resources necessary – Operations
resource needs.
 Triple check requests before submission.
Planning Meeting
 All Command and General Staff
 Finalize plans for next operational period
 Planning will establish deadlines for documents and
requests.
Other Operations Meetings
 Operations
Strategy
 Daily Operations Debrief
 Unit Leaders Team
 Section Meetings
 Team Closeout
 Transition Meetings
Operational Briefing
 Planning is responsible for:
 Enough copies for each unit
 Maps large enough to see
 Operations Presentation
 Be precise
 Questions after briefing in divisions or groups
 Only Division or Group Leaders attend meeting
 Further Operations information is given out to
Division(s) or Group(s) immediately after the
briefing.
Sample Operations Briefing Agenda (1 of
2)
Agenda Item
Who
1. Introduction and Welcome
Planning Section Chief
2. Review of Incident Objectives
Incident Commander
3. Review of Current Incident/
Objective Status
Operations Section Chief
Technical Specialists
(as necessary)
4. Incident Boundaries,
Branch/Division Locations, and
Group Assignments
Operations Section Chief
Sample Operations Briefing Agenda (2
of 2)
Agenda Item
Who
5. Review of Division/Group
Assignments (ICS 204)
Operations Section Chief
6. Review of Safety Issues, Safety
Message
Safety Officer
7. Logistics (Communications and
Medical Plans)
Logistics Section Chief
(Communications Unit
Leader/Medical Unit Leader)
8. Closing Remarks
Incident Commander
9. Conclusion
Planning Section Chief
Forms and Supporting Documents: Overview

Organization
Assignment
List
ICS
203
ICS
204
Assignment
List
ICS
205
ICS
202
Incident
Comm.
Plan
ICS
206
Incident
Objectives
IAP
Cover
Sheet
Safety
Messages,
Maps,
Forecasts
Incident
Medical
Plan
Operations Forms
 Incident Objectives (202)
 General but obtainable from IC
 Operational Emphasis
 Safety
 Organizational Chart (203)
 Assembled by Planning
 Assignment Lists (204)
 From Operations and Resource
 List of resources to each group, division, branch
 Work Assignments
Operations Forms
 Operations Planning Worksheet (215)
 Identifies resource needs


Total resource count
Assigns work assignments
 Unit Log (214)
 Tracks who & position
 Documents activities
ICS 215
ICS Form 215
1. Incident Name
2. Date Prepared
Time Prepared
OPERATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHEET
4.
5.
Division/Group or
Other Location
Work Assignments
3. Operational Period (Date/Time)
6.
Resource by Type
(Show Strike Team as ST)
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
7.
Reporting Location
3
4
1
2
3
4
Req
Have
Need
Req
Have
Need
Req
Have
Need
9.
Req
Total Resources - Single
Have
Need
Req
Total Resources - Strike Teams
Have
Need
Prepared by (Name and Position)
Requested
Arrival Time
Sample Assignment List, ICS Form 204
1. BRANCH
2. DIVISION/GROUP
3. INCIDENT NAME
ASSIGNMENT LIST
4. OPERATIONAL PERIOD
DATE
ICS 204
TIME
5. OPERATIONAL PERSONNEL
OPERATIONS CHIEF
BRANCH DIRECTOR
DIVISION/GROUP SUPERVISOR
AIR TACTICAL GROUP SUPERVISOR
6. RESOURCES ASSIGNED TO THIS PERIOD
STRIKE TEAM/TASK FORCE/
RESOURCE DESIGNATOR
EMT
LEADER
NUMBER
PERSONS
TRANS.
NEEDED
PICKUP
PT./TIME
DROP
OFF
PT./TIME
SYSTEM
CHAN.
7. CONTROL OPERATIONS
8. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
9. DIVISION/GROUP COMMUNICATIONS SUMMARY
FUNCTION
FREQ.
SYSTEM
CHAN.
FUNCTION
LOCAL
COMMAND
FREQ.
LOCAL
SUPPORT
REPEAT
DIV./GROUP
TACTICAL
PREPARED BY (RESOURCE UNIT LEADER)
REPEAT
GROUND
TO AIR
APPROVED BY (PLANNING SECT. CH.)
DATE
TIME
UNIT LOG
4. Unit Name/Designators
7.
Name
1. Incident Name
2. Date Prepared
5. Unit Leader (Name and Position)
Personnel Roster Assigned
ICS Position
ICS 214
8.
Activity Log
Time
9. Prepared by (Name and Position)
Major Events
3. Time Prepared
6. Operational Period
Home Base
ICS 211
ICS Form 211
INCIDENT CHECK-IN LIST
Check one:
Handcrew
Dozers
Aircraft
Personnel
Engines
Helicopters
1. Incident Name
2. Check-In Location (complete all that apply)
Base
Camp
10.
11.
Staging Area
3. Date/Time
ICP Restat
Helibase
Misc.
Check-In Information
4. List Personnel (overhead) by Agency & Name -ORList equipment by the following format:
Agency
Single
Kind
Type
Page ___ of ____
I.D. No/Name
5.
Order/Request
Number
6.
7.
Date/ Time
Check-In
Leader’s Name
8.
9.
Total No.
Personnel
Manifest
Yes
No
17. Prepared by (Name and Position) Use back for remarks or comments
Crew or
Individual’s
Weight
12.
Departure Point
Home Base
13.
Method of
Travel
14.
Incident
Assignment
No
16.
Other
Qualifications
16.
Sent to
RESTAT
Time/Int
Classroom Exercise
 Create an incident simulating a multi-alarm incident
in a medical facility for your jurisdiction and
complete the following forms:
 Use the provided materials to complete the following
forms.
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ICS 215 (Operational Planning Worksheet)
ICS 204 (Assignment)
ICS 214 (Unit Log)

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