Selection Of Incident Commanders Is Done By The

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Question: The Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the:

Quick Answer: Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident.

This question is a part of FEMA IS-100.C answers.

Broad Description

The selection of Incident Commanders is typically done by the jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident.

The Incident Commander is the person responsible for all aspects of an emergency response, including quickly developing incident objectives, managing all incident operations, application of resources as well as responsibility for all persons involved, and ensuring the safety of all team members and the public.

The Incident Commander’s selection is typically based on their training and experience. The Incident Commander’s authority and responsibilities are established by the jurisdiction or organization’s policy and procedures and may be limited by their certification or qualification.

Resource: Incident Command System Resources

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