Card Set Information
What can a hazardous incident involve?
An environmental disaster or a barricaded subject with or without a hostage
What strategy applies for all resolution?
CONTAIN, ISOLATE, and SECURE
What is the primary goal.
The preservation of human life
What are the priorities in the hierarchy?
Lives of hostages.
Lives of innocent citizens caught in the area.
Lives of Police Officers
Lives of suspects/barricaded subject.
What is key factor in decision-making?
When dealing with barricaded subjects, why is time NOT always on our side?
Delay can allow the suspect time to develop clandestine barriers and traps to apply against the police
Immediately coordinate the containment and isolation of the situation by ensuring effective inner and outer perimeters
Know the exact location and identity of each unit assigned to their perimeters
Obtain the phone number and determine the exact location within structure
Insure that a floor plan drawing of the location is prepared
Direct the evacuation of innocents away from the scene.
Take initial steps to disable or block any nearby vehicle to which the suspect might gain access.
Operations Incident Commander’s Responsibilities
Establish radio frequency for conducting the operation.
Obtain as much information as possible about the suspect(s) and hostages(s)
Direct a staging area for responding officers and other support personnel and their equipment
Direct the notification of other key command personnel
Appoint an executive officer to take notes and follow-up on notifications.
Establish a media command post separate from operations post