An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, August 20, 2014.
The adaptability of the Incident Command System makes it a valuable tool for a variety of agencies and organizations. During fire incidents, for example, fatality rates at healthcare facilities such as nursing and assisted living homes could be reduced if proper procedures are in place for managing the special needs of these vulnerable populations.
Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.
Steven Maynard is an emergency management associate with the City of Fairfax, Virginia, Office of Emergency Management, where he creates, writes, and updates emergency planning documents and courses to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. He also volunteers his time as disaster response leader with American Red Cross, as a training coordinator with local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and as a volunteer emergency planner with local nursing and assisted living communities. He writes on emergency management, domestic preparedness, and healthcare planning. He holds a BS in public administration and masters in homeland security.