LLIS Lesson Learned: Incident Command: Clarifying the Roles and Functions of Mobile Command Posts   [open pdf - 45KB]

From the Summary: "Jurisdictions should develop plans that clearly define the roles and functions to be performed by their mobile command posts (MCP)." From the Description: "Pennsylvania Region 13 sponsored and conducted the Steel Hammer full-scale exercise (FSE) in conjunction with Beaver County Emergency Medical Services from September 14 to 16, 2007. Over 3,000 participants from 128 federal, state, local, and private sector organizations participated in the FSE. Region 13 conducted the FSE to test a broad scope of response capabilities across multiple jurisdictional levels and agencies. The FSE scenario included the dispersion of liquid chlorine by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and the dissemination of anthrax in three separate locations. One FSE objective was to test the Region's ability to control and support response operations through alternate emergency operations centers (EOC). The FSE scenario included a planned failure of the Beaver County EOC and the transfer of its functions to the Allegheny County EOC. […] The AAR recommends that Region 13 jurisdictions develop plans that clearly define the roles and functions to be performed by MCPs. The AAR noted that there is a need for greater familiarity of and practice with the National Incident Management System regarding the definitions and roles of MCPs, EOCs, and other incident facilities. The AAR recommended expanding the availability and delivery of Incident Command System 300- and 400-level classes to include company officers and first-line supervisors."

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