AWWA-64270 Water System Security: First Responders
This video describes communications and coordination procedures for first responders to a water emergency using the crisis management structure set out under the National Incident Management System.
A crisis is no time for your water utility to discover that your local police, fire, HAZMAT teams are poorly coordinated. In a water system emergency a failure of first responders to work together can lead to a failure to resolve the crisis. This video describes communications and coordination procedures for first responders to a water emergency using the crisis management structure set out under the National Incident Management System. Enacted by the US Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2004, the National Incident Management System provides standardized protocols and procedures to coordinate the efforts of water systems and first responders during emergencies.
You will understand the functions of the Incident Command System, which is the heart of the National Incident Management System. The Incident Command System provides a unified central command during an emergency. Unified command is critical to eliminate the inefficiency and duplication of effort that occurs when multiple agencies with unique responsibilities are working side by side. Water System Security: First Responders explains the functions and responsibilities of the individuals and groups that make up the first response team: Incident Commander, Operations, Planning, Logistics, Financial Administration, Public Information, Safety, Liaison, Medical, and Legal. (25 minutes)
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Publication date: 2005
AWWA catalog no: 64270
Media Type: DVD
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