Logistics: Management and Logistics Section Chief Essay

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Logistics Section Chief Position Checklist
The following checklist should be considered as the minimum requirements for this position. Note that some of the tasks are one-time actions; others are ongoing or repetitive for the duration of the incident.
Tasks may be delegated to the appropriate Branch Director or Unit Leader.

Task

1. Obtain briefing from Incident Commander:
Review situation and resource status for number of personnel assigned to incident.
Review current organization.
Determine which incident facilities have been/should be activated.
2. Ensure Incident Command Post and other incident facilities are physically activated, as appropriate. 3. Confirm resource ordering process.

4. Assess adequacy of current Incident Communications Plan (ICS Form 205).
5. Organize and staff Logistics Section, as appropriate, and consider the need for facility security, and Communication and Supply Units.
6. Assemble, brief, and assign work locations and preliminary work tasks to Section personnel: Provide summary of emergency situation.
Provide summary of the kind and extent of Logistics support the Section may be asked to provide.
7. Notify Resources Unit of other Units activated, including names and location of assigned personnel. 10/28/04

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Logistics Section Chief Position Checklist

8. Attend Planning Meetings:
Sample Planning Meeting Agenda
Agenda Item
Briefing on situation/resource status.
Discuss safety issues.
Set/confirm incident objectives.
Plot control lines & Division boundaries.
Specify tactics for each Division/Group.
Specify resources needed for each
Division/Group.
Specify facilities and reporting locations.

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Responsible Party
Planning/Operations Section Chiefs
Safety Officer
Incident Commander
Operations Section Chief
Operations Section Chief
Operations/Planning Section Chiefs

Develop resource order.
Consider communications/medical/ transportation plans.
Provide financial update.
Discuss interagency liaison issues.
Discuss information issues.
Finalize/approve/implement plan.

Operations/Planning/Logistics Section
Chiefs
Logistics Section Chief
Logistics/Planning Section Chiefs
Finance/Administration Section Chief
Liaison Officer
Public Information Officer
Incident Commander/All

9. Participate…