"While there is no one personality type that seems to create the 'perfect' Incident Commander [IC], there are some common characteristics that are desirable. [...] The IC should be focused on resources, safety (responders and community affected) and making sure the event stops or goes away. The IC should be careful not to underestimate the situation and suffer the consequences that might follow by not summoning appropriate resources. The IC should be able to list problems, issues, and concerns and apply the priorities of life safety, incident stabilization, and property conservation to come up with the list of problems that need the most immediate attention."
Coffee Break Training - Command and Control Series No. CC-2013-2
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