Incident Action Plan

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Incident Action Plan

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Incident action plan is a guide on how to execute operations during occurrence of incident. Specifics of action plan should have different participants who are supposed to take up different roles and responsibilities in a consistency and accurate application. IAP encompasses number of attachment such as traffic plans, solving of healthcare status of the country, fire incidences and problems related to environment degradation. Planning process ought to describe processes of conducting IAP by various participants. Planning should be guided by Incident Command System (ICS). The purpose of IAP is to establish priorities defined for problem strategies within stipulated period of time. Supervisor is responsible for inducting new personnel who are unfamiliar with providing emergency responses when called upon by residents in a particular state or country (Glarum, 2017).

Incident Action Plan is broken down into various components to ensure efficiency service delivery which include, planning section, incident plan components and incident command system. The plan is consolidated document that aims to provide guidance on how to manage specific occurrence of events. Every commander is supposed to ensure that tasks are fully accomplished and meets required standards and measures. Planning section is responsible for ensuring that company has established its Emergency Actions and Response Plan while Planning Section is entailed to create the IAP which is executed by response teams (Taylor, 2014).

The article will outline measures to reduce duplication of roles in the county, impact of emergency incidents to personnel, issues of eradicating the problem experienced, strategies of formulating IAP and exclusive summary.

Measures to reduce role duplication

The Island which is located in southern Columbia experiences major problem especially due to role duplication by Advisory Board which is governing body. County resources are focused on meeting expenses of duplicated roles which can be avoided. Further, the cost can be used to reduce and solve problems facing the residents to date. Advisory Board is very reluctant on making life of the residents any better. Problems are translated to poor infrastructure systems thus affecting transport mechanisms, residents are not able to move from one place to another due to lack of vehicles to ferry them and poor road conditions. Moreover, the county is facing water shortage due to drought menace characterized by lack of clean water for human consumption as well as for commercial functions. Other problems facing the Island are lack of public facilities, traffic problems, fire and lack of social amenities (Glarum, 2017).

Measures to reduce duplication of roles account for identifying the most appropriate programs to be implemented and the costs that will be incurred in implementation stages. These would provide extra costs to construct public facilities and social amenities. Advisory Board ought to validate programs by seeking guidance from other states which are developed as compared to the Island. These calls for immediate implementation of incident planning unit to implement strategies to eradicate the problems and assigning of ICS to oversee the success of the program in long and short- run period of operations. This would reduce the occurrence of dangerous emergencies and provide quick response mechanisms.

Strategies to implement IAP

Planning requires establishing of mechanisms to provide response during emergency and non-emergency operations on the Island. Therefore, calls for planning structure which should be a continuous process and network modification approach. Strategies to be involved ought to be very flexible and act within expected time and duration. Thus, strategies involved in establishing incident planning should very objectives to ensure completion of the strategy intended, development of action plan, providing analysis of the situation including future developmental changes, prepare to disseminate plans desired and execution of program with provision of revision to plan involved in future (Taylor, 2014).

Dissemination of plan is desired to provide continuous update on situations involved and potential of incidence intended to be controlled and managed. These require identification of operational facilities in regard to reporting location when an emergency occurs. The plan should and must provide districts and unit to respond to a particular incident. Execution of plans should check on operational periods and comparison on the progress be determined by commanding unit (Macatee & British Columbia, 2014).

ICS is supposed to formulate and prioritize on incidents objectively to meet challenges being faced while analysis tends to display incidences in relation to available resources to control arising of potential incidents. Jurisdiction ought to be more specific forms to capture initial incidences and communicate when more personnel are required. The ability to determine resources committed to those required include involving of command general staffs who are more needed to carry out effective IAP. Finally, other components to be included are assigning specific tasks, healthy safety plans, incident mapping and incident goals and objectives (Macatee & British Columbia, 2014).

Impacts of emergency to personnel

Lack of proper adaptability to environment is considered to be the most highlighted challenge to personnel who respond to emergency. Thus the process ought to incorporate continuous drill exercise to ensure that they are well prepared to combat rising emergencies. IAP should outline specific education and training to individuals taking part in emergency response. Plans are needed to provide guidance in managing crisis in and methods of recovery and reconstruction procedures. Development of communication procedure and technology is supposed to be in place as the Island is facing poor communication technology and responses when called upon by the residents (Glarum, 2017)


Proper IAP is a mechanism intended to eradicate the problems being faced in our communities and societies at large. Governing bodies are entitled to oversee and ensure responsible execution plan to provide emergencies such as fire, drought, lack of food and poor infrastructure system.


Glarum, J. (2017). Healthcare Emergency Incident Management Operations Guide. San Diego: Elsevier Science.

Macatee, G., Bond, S., & British Columbia. (2014). WorkSafeBC review and action plan.

Taylor, L. (2014). Practical enterprise risk managemsent: How to optimize business strategies through managed risk taking.

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