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.

Godspeed,

Kevin

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