Planning Section Chief S-440
Primary duties and responsibilities of the planning section chief and subordinate units will be examined. The extensive information needs of this section will be discussed in terms of collection, potential sources, and subsequent analysis will be discussed. Students will understand the key interactions which must occur between the section chief, other members of the command and general staff, off incident organizations, and the host agency for successful incident management. Preparation of the Incident Action Plan and other section work products will be covered in detail. Students will develop an incident action plan and other appropriate products of the planning section for an incident of high complexity. Students should have completed I-300, and preferably I-400 before taking this class.