FEMA: Incident Radio Communications Plan (ICS 205)
The FEMA: Incident Radio Communications Plan (ICS 205) mobile app captures essential disaster risk information and creates a foundation within ICS for complex emergency management activities.
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This app can interact with all radio frequency or trunked radio system talkgroup assignments.
During natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or man-made disasters such as a hazardous materials explosion, an active shooter that may involve Homeland Security or transportation accident, the FEMA ICS 205 app can be part of a comprehensive disaster preparedness plan. This preparation could include medical care, contingency planning, power outages, first responders’ training, and evacuation procedures. It also replaces paper records with easy-to-access electronic data.
Quick emergency response is vital during disaster response and recovery. Since this convenient app can be accessed on a smartphone or tablet onsite, it expedites risk assessment, the recovery process, and disaster mitigation. It’s particularly helpful in outfitting emergency responders with personal protective equipment. Sometimes people forget that the hazards of a disaster may linger for months or years after an event. A sound recovery plan will keep this communication network active during the period of rebuilding residential and business continuity. It’s imperative to monitor resources, file insurance claims and prevent disease outbreaks, and monitor off-site storage. This also includes maintaining healthcare facilities, such as a local hospital or clinic.
One component of having a national emergency preparedness plan is a consistent nationwide approach to emergency communications, command, and general staff across all jurisdictions and safety disciplines. As with all GoCanvas apps, the data in this template can be saved to a PDF file and distributed as appropriate as part of the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
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