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Communicating in ICS

Without good communication, the Incident Command System (ICS) management system would fail. Due to the complexity of disasters that the ICS will face at any given time, the number one reason that a management system or response to an emergency has failed is due to lack of communication. Whether it’s knowing with operations leader to report to, which procedures go into place and which resources are appropriated to where, poor communication is cancerous to a crisis. In addition, common “plain english” phrases and easy to understand language keeps operators on the same page when communicating with one another, whether it be across town or across the nation. Precise communication and good management are what makes the ICS successful in times of dire crisis.

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  1. September 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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