Incidence Action plan (IAP) include all the operational objectives and response strategies involved during a response planning. It involves general tactics to the achievement of goals and objectives involved in planning response for an emergency like fire or other kinds of accidents. IAP provides the emergency control team with the relevant skills required to handle emergency cases (Alexander, 2010). It is through the incident action plan that the emergency control department gets the tools to coordinate all the incident control operations that are implemented to achieve the objectives.
Incident action plan provides the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA), with the primary tools required in incident planning. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) main mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all threats. When FEMA becomes involved in an incident, it is because the scope and scale of the incident necessitates Federal assistance. When FEMA is engaged, officials from the State and local government are also involved along with non-governmental organizations. In Little North Columbia Island, the incident planning is under the county government under the Columbia county Emergency Control Department. This paper involves a discussion on the end process required in action planning process.
The ending process
Incident action plan is very important in any development plan of a state or county’s plans. The action plan to be implemented need to be effective to ensure that all the issues are analyzed and that all factors are considered. The incidence action planning process also need to be accurate and consistent to ensure that it is providing the relevant services to the society. It is also important to ensure that the actions are followed accordingly to realize the best output. Incident action plan follows a specific format in that the steps for implementation have to be followed in a specific order. The first step involves understanding the situation which is then followed by establishing incident objectives which guide the action process (Anderson, Compton, & Mason, 2004). The other step involves developing the plan and finally executing, evaluating and revising the plan.
During the executing process, the personnel concerned with development and implementation of the plan has to make sure that all the objectives that were to be satisfied by the plan are being formulated by making sure that the resources are allocated to cater for all the needs of the action plan. The ending process ensures that there are no more threats in the area by making sure that the action plan strategies have been set up and that they are working towards achieving their goals. It is the last stage of action plan which should ensure that there is a realization of all the expected outcome (Perry, 2003). It is the end process that is aimed to report zero threats of all forms.
In Little Columbia Island, there has been too much that the emergency department had to carry out in ensuring proper implementation of the incident plan. The government under the county council emergency control department has been able to come together to fix the current risks from the area. The most affected is along the coastal area where the drought and the dry vegetation act as the fire initiators due to the dry vegetation. The county government has developed various strategies which are in progress like developing efficient phones numbers which are used to alert the emergency personnel for any fire incident occurrence. The phones had been implemented earlier but later on they failed to function due to people making so many irrelevant calls the issue was reduced by introducing ban-barrels that are used to detect smoke from the area.
In little Columbia Island, there is limited infrastructure on transport and fire mitigation equipment’s. There are also many incidences where the Little Columbia Southern Island Fire Department (LCSIFD) and the Columbia County Emergency Services (CCES) has failed to respond to the fire emergencies claiming that there has been irrelevant calls from the residents. There is limited resources in the island. One of the requirement is on means of transport. The island is bridgeless that means that the only access to the island is by use of boats. The inside roads are unimproved and dirty. Generally the roads are road system is not maintained. This calls for the county development personnel to plan on development strategies that can be put in place to boost development in the area. There is need for the county personnel to act into finding relevant ways of solving the problem.
The future of the emergency department on incidence planning depends on the personnel. Strategies for effective control and management can only be improved when the concerned personnel are responsible to provide the best services. The managing body in emergency department need to ensure that action planning is done and that all the steps are followed to the later. The administrators need to involve the public in ensuring that they achieve their goals (Perry, 2003). The public need to be aware of the dangers involved during the incident occurrences and therefore they need to be educated on various ways of mitigating the threats and any steps that they can take to prevent further more damage and also the urgency involved in informing the relevant bodies like fire emergency officers. Conclusively, incidence action planning is very crucial in incidence prevention and control. It is therefore the administrators’ role in the emergency management to promote effective administration roles that will lead to an improved future.
Anderson, A. I., Compton, D., & Mason, T. (2004). Managing in a dangerous world— The national incident management system. Engineering Management Journal, 16(4), 3-9.
Alexander, D., E., (2010). Principles of emergency planning and management. Oxford university press on demand.
Perry, R. W. (2003). Incident management systems in disaster management. Disaster prevention and management: An international journal, 12(5), 405-412.
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