Incident Command System Resources
The purpose of this webpage is to provide materials related to the implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS). The intended audience for this section is communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, healthcare organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments.
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure. ICS is normally structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: command, operations, planning, logistics, Intelligence & Investigations, finance and administration. It is a fundamental form of management, with the purpose of enabling incident managers to identify the key concerns associated with the incident—often under urgent conditions—without sacrificing attention to any component of the command system.