Key Personnel/Identification of Roles and Responsibilities
The current Incident Command System is based on a system developed by
the Wildfire Service. With the expansion of the system to include situations
that can pose a threat of violence to Emergency Responder, a security
function has been added. The Security Officer can report to the Incident
commander as part of
the Command Staff or to the Operations Section Chief as part of the
The Security Officer shall coordinate activities of the Security Group
and supervise assigned personnel. Additionally, they shall provide
security for Field Command Posts, staging areas, and any location being
staffed for the incident. This would also include the security
at an ECC/EOC.
Preparing and submitting a security plan for the Field Command Post,
staging area and other facilities to the Logistics Officer.
Providing necessary security for the staging area to safeguard equipment
Providing escorts for dignitaries admitted to the Field Command Post
or staging area.
Ensuring that security posts are staffed as required.
Issuing various passes to authorized personnel as needed.
Denying entrance to unauthorized officers and other persons.
Notifying the Incident Commander of City/County officials and dignitaries
requesting to visit Command Post.