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OEM's Responsibilities in CIMS

Based on CIMS protocol, OEM's responsibilities lie in four areas.

ON-SCENE COORDINATION

  • Ensure that a CIMS command structure is in place
  • Ensure that interoperable communications are in use
  • Coordinate release distribution of all resources
  • Relay on-scene information to the EOC and the Mayor
  • Support logistics and communications needs
  • Facilitate transition of command and resolution of interagency differences
  • In complex incidents where the lead agency is unclear, OEM identifies appropriate lead or leads

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

  • Activate the City's EOC in response to citywide or large-scale emergencies or events to centralize decision making, information sharing, and resource allocation.

AFTER-ACTION REVIEW

  • Organize and lead after-action reviews for incidents, if requested by a participating agency

CIMS IMPLEMENTATION

  • Issue, update and maintain the CIMS protocol to ensure consistency with the National Incident Management System
  • Establish and maintain a CIMS training curriculum for use by all City agencies


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