Second day of ICS-300 at the DuPage County OHSEM as we continue to share tools and tips to enhance response and coordination. Here’s Dave talking about some of the weather tools we use to trigger activation/response.
And yes, don’t worry, we talk a metric TON about Incident Action Plans (IAPs) as well as some event action plans.
I often share IAPs from real world disasters and events. This way, it showcases the actual use of the ICS forms as well as ways to improve them for future occurrences. Wat? Hold the phone. Don’t lie now, your IAP isn’t always perfect. You are human. Stuff happens.
I do shred some IAPs that need work, and then I show the IAPs that look pretty dang good. No shame in my game because if we don’t share what we learn, we will never prepare our future disaster peeps for success.
But more importantly, that’s right, I said it – we should share our failures with others so that we can better our profession. Rising tide raises all ships right?
Don’t be that amateur and hold all your mistakes close. Be a pro and share your errors so that others may learn. Inspire a new generation with stronger leaders.
In the end, despite the test, you can still have an ICS course where your participants are smiling.
Just gotta find the right ICS course…and instructors willing to inspire.
See you on the next big one peeps!