LLIS Lesson Learned: Incident Management: Assigning a Liaison to Coordinate with Incoming Assets When Relocating the Incident Command Post   [open pdf - 160KB]

"When relocating an incident command post (ICP), incident commanders should consider assigning a liaison officer to coordinate with incoming response agencies. This can help ensure an effective transition when the ICP moves to the new location. [...] On Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 10:10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, a gunman opened fire on U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a group of citizens attending her "Congress on Your Corner" event in front of a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, Arizona. The gunman fired 31 rounds, killing 6 people and wounding Representative Giffords and 12others. U.S. District Judge John M. Roll and Gabriel M. Zimmerman, a staff member for Representative Giffords, were among those killed. Citizens acted immediately to detain the gunman while congressional staff and two doctors, who were shopping at the Safeway, provided first aid to the victims. Pima County 911 operators received the first call from the incident scene at 10:11 a.m. A Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) deputy arrived on site at 10:15 a.m., detained the suspect, and established the ICP at his patrol car. A second deputy arrived soon after and secured the shooter's weapon."

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