Make the Forms Work for you

While I believe that the standard incident command system (ICS) forms are great ways to capture the objective, tactics and other key elements of the planning process, I also believe we need to make the forms work for us. 

As such I and my colleagues have created custom worksheets or edited some of the ICS forms to meet our needs over the years. With some feedback from friends and former IMT teammates I created an ‘OPERATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHEET – OPTIMIZED (ICS 215-O)’.

ICS 215-O (Operational Planning Worksheet – Optimized)

This version allows the practitioner to include specific shifts the Operations folks will work and define the composition of Strike Teams and Task Forces in a reserved space rather than on the outer borders.

For those familiar with the standard ICS-215, please review this ICS 215-O and let me know your thoughts on the proposed changes.




Categories Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Location Virginia Hours Typically before 0800 and after 1700. Gotta pay the bills.
%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close