FLIR PRIMED - Episode 23: ICS & Critical Decision Making

In episode 23, Grant interviewed Shon Christenson, Hazmat Team Coordinator for State Hazmat Team 7, Portland Fire and Rescue, to find out how he used the Incident Command System (ICS) for critical decision-making while in the trenches of a 2016 train derailment. Shon recently previewed this topic at the 2018 IAFC HAZMAT show in Baltimore, MD.

ICS is a fundamental process for efficiently and effectively responding to a variety of emergency situations. ICS is designed to be flexible and modular enough to adapt to new challenges. A strong familiarization with the system can help integrate these principles into daily habits before the next big emergency hits.

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